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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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  • A steep climb up to the crater over sharp-edged lava sand, but the view from above is impressive. You can circle the crater or build a small stone tower as a memento. Beware of the extreme gusts of...  more »
  • Easy parking at bottom of the track up, not too strenuous a climb to a totally alien landscape, great views into the crater and of surroundings.  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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