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Viti Crater, Reykjahlid

#10 of 26 in Things to do in Lake Myvatn
Scenic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Feast your eyes on the stark contrasts of Viti Crater, a steep volcanic basin 300 m (985 ft) in diameter and featuring a lake at the bottom. The crater was formed centuries ago during a massive volcanic eruption. Hike up to the top for views of the lake and its steaming thermal vents, as well as the surrounding mountains. To visit Viti Crater and other attractions in Reykjahlid, use our Reykjahlid road trip site.
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  • The crater lake is definitely very nice with its tourquise water but somehow, if a nature attraction is too easy to visit, it loses its magic for me. The parking lot is really only several steps from....  more »
  • We agreed to a 5 min stop between visiting Leirhnjukur and the Myvatn baths as that is all the time we had. And it turned out that was all the time we needed to see a small blue crater lake. Its a...  more »
  • Amazing view! 20 meters from praking lot
  • Absolutely loved it!! One of the highlights in my north of Iceland roadtrip - there are actually 2 craters here, both blue in colour. Honestly this place is so cool.

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