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  • Heading up to the rim trail.- Viti Crater
  • Mountain ave (Dryus octopetala) near the trailhead.- Viti Crater
  • View from the left side of the rim trail. - Viti Crater
  • Hiking up the left side of the rim trail.- Viti Crater
  • View of the bright blue water from the rim.- Viti Crater
  • Viti's gorgeous lake.- Viti Crater
  • Hikers on the right side of the rim trail.- Viti Crater
  • Coming down the right side toward the trailhead.- Viti Crater
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Pros: 
Open space. Great views. Geologically significant.
Cons: 
Big crowds.
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Region:
Other,
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Points of Interest:
Viewpoint, Geologically significant
Dogs allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
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Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the evening.
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Windy and foggy until afternoon.
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Light sleet in the evening.
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Snow (< 1 in.) starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
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Sat

Snow (< 1 in.) in the morning.
34°F
32°

Sun

Light snow (< 1 in.) overnight.
34°F
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The Viti crater is located near Lake Myvatn in northern Iceland. It’s a circular crater full of beautiful blue water near colorful mountains. This crater is roughly 300 meters in diameter, and it began forming sometime in 1724. These explosions lasted for about 5 years – and Viti’s mud continued to boil for a century after that. This trail is beautiful and relatively easy, beginners will be fine here. The rim tour trail can be completed in one hour, but if time is tight, take a right at the top of the parking lot, as this part of the trail is flat and easier for walking. Touring the entire rim is recommended as views from the left side (as seen from parking lot) offer beautiful views of colorful surrounding mountains, while views from the right offer the deep blue lake and steaming landscape.

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