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Krafla Lava Fields, Reykjahlid

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Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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Experience the rising steam and bubbling hot lava of a real volcano at Krafla Lava Fields. These fields include the Krafla volcano, one of the most well-known volcanoes in Iceland. A local power station uses the geothermal energy coming from the steam of the volcano. If you would like to hike the 10 km (6.2 mi) around these fields, you can choose from two trail options. Many recommend doing both routes, as they are equally scenic and take only about an hour each. Don't worry about eruptions, though: no dangerous volcanic activity has occurred in this area since 1984. PutKrafla Lava Fields into our Reykjahlid attractions planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • So, for people who say they aren't impressed with this, all I know is we sure don't have anything like this back home! I'd put this on the must-see list for any traveler coming to Iceland. Bubbling....  more
    So, for people who say they aren't impressed with this, all I know is we sure don't have anything like this back home! I'd put this on the must-see list for any traveler coming to Iceland. Bubbling....  more »
  • An easy trail leads through a lava field. The lava flow created interesting shapes and colors, but we didn't spend much time there. It is not a must see attraction, but if you have time it's worth a.....  more
    An easy trail leads through a lava field. The lava flow created interesting shapes and colors, but we didn't spend much time there. It is not a must see attraction, but if you have time it's worth a.....  more »

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