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Hverfjall, Reykjahlid

#6 of 12 in Nature in Lake Myvatn
Waterfall · Nature / Park
Hike up Hverfjall for rewarding views of the desert, the lake, and the lava fields below. The crater, created nearly 2,800 years ago during a small but powerful eruption, stands at an elevation of 420 m (1,378 ft) and is one of the largest in the world. Take one of the two designated paths that lead to the rim of the crater: one from the northwest and the other from the south. The climb up is steep, and winds are strong, so bring appropriate footwear, a windbreaker, and hiking poles if you are not an experienced hiker. Note that there are lots of bugs in the area. With our custom trip planner, Reykjahlid attractions like Hverfjall can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Driving along ancient lava fields when all of a sudden, this giant black crater looms above! Luckily it is very hikeable! Lots of flies in the parking lot (note the WC next to the parking lot costs...  more »
  • Quite a large crater! It isn't easy, but there is a dirt path that has been worn down to climb to the top of the crater. It goes up and up and up. It took awhile to get up the courage to climb to.....  more »
  • Great view from top. Gentle climb up path. Free.
  • One of the biggest tephra craters on the planet. The walk up and around the rim took 1 hour 15 min for us. Great view of the surrounding area but not much to see inside the actual crater. 200 ISK for toilets. Free parking.

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