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Viti Crater, Reykjahlid

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Scenic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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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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  • I'll confess... this was on the list of things to do. It was snowing. A lot. Again. We pulled up, thinking we were in the parking lot, bundled up, and headed out for the short walk to the crater.....  more
    I'll confess... this was on the list of things to do. It was snowing. A lot. Again. We pulled up, thinking we were in the parking lot, bundled up, and headed out for the short walk to the crater.....  more »
  • Very pretty. The bright blue water is very nice. Perhaps we get jaded with all of the magnificence of Iceland...this one spot would be striking, but there are so many more impressive ones to see in.....  more
    Very pretty. The bright blue water is very nice. Perhaps we get jaded with all of the magnificence of Iceland...this one spot would be striking, but there are so many more impressive ones to see in.....  more »
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  • Very beautiful site. The crater has a turquoise lake. During winter the lake freezes but in summer time the contrast between the colours of the crater and the lake is just amazing. You can walk halfway at the top or just see it from few steps from the parking 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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