Information about Hverfell

Hverfell is an explosion crater on the east side of Lake Mývatn in northern Iceland and is one of the largest explosion craters in the world.

The diameter of the crater is 1000 metres and it is around 140 metres deep. It was formed in a volcanic explosion some 2800-2900 years ago.

Hverfell is also known as Hverfjall, both spellings are correct.

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Attractions nearby Hverfell

Hverfjall

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

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Grjótagjá

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Dimmuborgir

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Mývatn Nature Baths

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Bjarnarflag

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

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Námafjall Geothermal Area

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Stóragjá

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Námaskarð

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Mývatn

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Lúdentarborgir

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Lofthellir

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Skútustaðagígar

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Hvannfell

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Leirhnjúkur

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

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Krafla

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

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Víti in Krafla

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Diamond Circle

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...

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Gjástykki

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Hrossaborg

Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by genevieverossier  Hrossaborg, in northeast Iceland, is a tephra and scoria crater. Its name means &ls...

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Svartá

Svarta is a river in Bardardalur valley in North Iceland, around 45 kilometers from the mighty Skjalfandafljot glacier river. Svarta is one of the gr...

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Tours near Hverfell

Lofthellir Ice Cave Tour from Lake Myvatn

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Highlights of the North Tour | Departure from Akureyri

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9-Day Winter Photography Workshop | North Iceland

Sharpen your skills and capture unreal landscapes on this nine-day winter photo workshop. You'll......

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Private Tour of North Iceland from Akureyri | Tailor Your Own Trip

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