Wilderness Lava Walk | Lake Mývatn & Krafla Volcano

Wilderness Lava Walk | Lake Mývatn & Krafla Volcano
Incredible azure rock formations in the lava fields of Krafla Volcano in North Iceland.
The Lake Mývatn area boasts some of the most stunning lava fields in North Iceland.
There is nothing like hiking through young volcanic terrain in North Iceland to experience the earth's unbound powers.
Since the lava fields of Krafla Volcano in North Iceland are so young, they aren't yet covered in moss like most lava fields in South Iceland.
The lava formations around Lake Mývatn are hunting and eerie to look at.
The lava fields in North Iceland sometimes look like they belong to the surface of the moon.

Immerse yourself in the incredible wilderness of the Lake Mývatn area by exploring the mystical lava fields of the Krafla Volcano eruptions. This excursion should not be missed by avid hikers fascinated by North Iceland’s diverse landscapes and volcanic terrain.

Your adventure begins with a pickup around noon when you will meet your experienced local guide and the rest of your small group of travel companions. Then, it is time to strap on those hiking boots and begin traversing the rugged terrain surrounding the renowned Lake Mývatn area.

Krafla Volcano is a caldera boasting near thirty eruptions in recorded history. The lava fields which you will be exploring were largely created by massive eruptions not too long ago—or between the years 1975-1984.

These fields are therefore incredibly young and provide a unique opportunity to experience first-hand how our Earth goes through a constant process of rebirth through its own geological activities. Your expert local guide will give you a rare insight on how this activity influenced not only the entire visage of the area, but also the people who live in such close proximity to the eruptions.

Rest assured that the hike through this rough terrain will be slow enough for you to enjoy its sceneries to their fullest and take plenty of photos, so remember to pack your camera and preferably an extra memory card.

Many of the older lava fields in Iceland are covered with moss, but these young fields stretch out barren before your eyes. Expect to see layers upon layers of glistening lava formations in a parade of different colours.providing for a unique insight into the powers that shape the land of ice and fire.

Don’t miss out on experiencing this volcanic paradise in an excursion that is any hiker’s dream come true. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: North Iceland, Mývatn, Gjástykki, Krafla
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 10:00.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • English guide

  • Pickup

  • Transportation

  • Refreshments

What to bring:
  • Good hiking shoes

  • Warm clothing

  • Lunch pack

  • Water Bottle

Good to know:

This tour includes a lot of walking through rugged terrain. There is no Café or Restaurant en route, so it comes recommended to bring a pre-packed lunch. Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have a longer journey time or cancel the tour.

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Free cancellation
Free pickup
No credit card fees
No booking fees