情報: Víti in Krafla

Viti in Krafla is a dramatic explosion crater, accessible in north Iceland in summer.Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo by Christian Wirth

Víti is an explosion crater in the Krafla fissure area of North Iceland.

The best way to explore this crater is on a tour in North Iceland. In particular, this tour of Askja Caldera and Viti Crater.

The Two Víti craters

It is one of the two most famous Víti craters in Iceland, the other being Víti in Askja. The name of both means’ hell’, in reference to the violence in the past.

This particular Víti was formed in 1724 by a massive eruption in part of the Krafla volcanic region. This event lasted, in its entirety, for five years, and was called the Mývatn Fires. Jets of lava shooting in the sky were said to have been visible from the South Coast.

The 18th Century had several major eruptions throughout the country, including the notorious Laki, the ash cloud of which plunged Europe into famine.

The diameter of the crater is around 300 meters; it is much better known, however, for the aqua blue water that sits within it year-round. This vivid colouration is due to elements brought up from the geothermal activity in the area.

Like other explosion craters in the country, such as Hverfell, Víti in Krafla was formed by a sudden, powerful ejection of magma from right beneath the surface.

Víti in Krafla

The Krafla volcanic area, which is 10 kilometres wide and 90 kilometres long, is one of the most active parts of the country, with at least other twenty eruptions since settlement. This is comparable to other notorious volcanoes like Hekla and Katla. Krafla sits on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and is what provides the popular Lake Mývatn Region with popular attractions such as its hot springs, lava fields, and other craters.

One of Iceland’s most beloved poets, Jonas Hallgrimsson, wrote the poem ‘Víti’ inspired by the crater, which was later set to choral music by Icelandic composer Jon Leifs. This impressive piece now has a record performed by the Icelandic University Choir.

Víti can be easily visited on tours from Akureyri and Mývatn, although usually only in summer. Some operators include it in their Diamond Circle sightseeing tours.

近隣のサービス Víti in Krafla

全てのサービス in 50km 以内

近くにある見どころ Víti in Krafla

Leirhnjúkur

Leirhnjukur ('Mud Peak') is a 525 m high active volcano, located to the northeast of Lake Myvatn in North Iceland. Discover the wonder of Ic...

見る

クラプラのカルデラ

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo Credit: Earthquakes Krafla Krafla is a caldera, part of a greater volcanic system of the same name, located north...

見る

ナゥマスカルズ地熱地帯

Námaskarð Pass is a geothermal area on the mountain Námafjall, in north Iceland, less than half an hour’s drive from Lake Mývatn. It is located by R...

見る

ナゥマフィヤットル地熱地帯

The Námafjall Geothermal Area is located in Northeast Iceland, on the east side of Lake Mývatn. At this area, also known as Hverir, you will see m...

見る

Reykjahlíð

Reykjahlid is a small village by the shores of Lake Myvatn, in North Iceland. Reykjahlid has about 300 inhabitants and is close to many natural attr...

見る

Bjarnarflag

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo by LV Corporate Bjarnarflag is the oldest geothermal power station in Iceland, having been first opened ne...

見る

ミーヴァトン・ネイチャー・バス

Photo from Goðafoss Waterfall and the Mývatn Nature Baths The Mývatn Nature Baths are a set of geothermally heated pools and steam baths found in the...

見る

ミーヴァトン湖

Mývatn is a beautiful lake with many small islands in the north of Iceland, the fourth largest lake in the country. Due to its serenity, birdlife an...

見る

Stóragjá

Stóragjá is a little-known rift in North Iceland which holds cave filled with naturally-heated geothermal water. Explore the North of Iceland on a to...

見る

Gjástykki

Gjastykki is a beautiful and rugged rift valley to the north of the caldera Krafla, in the North of Iceland. Gjastykki was literally blown apart by t...

見る

グリョゥタギャウの洞窟

Photo by Andrés Nieto Porras Grjótagjá is a small lava cave located near lake Mývatn in north Iceland, famous for featuring a beautiful geothermal ho...

見る

ダイヤモンドサークル

The Diamond Circle is a famed 260 kilometre (162 mile) sightseeing route in the northeast of Iceland, characterised by its sheer number of natural a...

見る

クヴェルフィヤットル

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Tong Hverfjall is a tuff ring volcano with an incredibly impressive crater, approximately one kilometre...

見る

クヴェルフェットル(別名:クヴェルフィヤットル)

Hverfell is a dramatic explosion crater in North Iceland. It is also called Hverfjall; both spellings and pronunciations are correct. The best way...

見る

ディムボルギルの溶岩柱

Dimmuborgir, or the Black Fortress, is a dramatic expanse of lava in the Lake Mývatn area. Steeped with folklore, it is one of the most popular dest...

見る

Lúdentarborgir

Ludentarborgir is a crater row east of Lake Myvatn, about 15 meters long. The best way to visit this area is on a relaxed self drive tour. One of the...

見る

デティフォスの滝

Dettifoss is a waterfall found in North Iceland, said to be the most powerful in Europe. It is regularly visited on Diamond Circle tours and should...

見る

ヨークルスアゥルグリューフル

Jökulsárgljúfur is a canyon in Iceland that was once its own national park; now, it is part of the greater Vatnajökull National Park. This ravine is...

見る

Selfoss (waterfall)

Selfoss is a beautiful waterfall in north Iceland, often visited on Diamond Circle tours. It is not to be confused with the town of the same name i...

見る

Lofthellir

Lofthellir Cave is a lava cave renowned for its incredible ice formations in North Iceland. Explore hidden depths on a lava cave tour in Iceland....

見る