Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Open space. Great views. Geologically significant.

Cons

Big crowds.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Features

Big vistas
Geologically significant

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Skjálfandafljót, Bárðardalur, Suðurárhraun

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