Near Lake Myvatn in the north lie the still-warm lava fields of Krafla, teeming with lava flows, fissures and gullies. The surreal landscape is home to favorite geological wonders like Hverir, a large geothermal area of hissing steam vents and bubbling mud pools, Viti explosion crater, and the steamy Leirhnjukur lava fields. Krafla is also the name of the volcano which wreaked havoc on the region with the ‘Krafla Fires’ of the 1970s and 1980s.

Leirhnjukur Lava Field

Located in the Krafla caldera of northeast Iceland, this visually bizarre lava field has a hiking trail running through it with rising steam and brightly colored mosses along the way.


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