Want to feel like in a different planet? Then here is place for you: Krafla Volcano! It is a most spectacular and active volcano of Iceland. It is situated on the northwest part of the Island called Mývatn. We all already know that Mývatn is one of the most popular destinations in Iceland for both foreign and domestic tourists so it is well connected by road. You can easily reach the place without a 4 wheel drive. Once at the spot, it takes only a few seconds to walk from the parking lot to the rim. The lava is still steaming in places; you can see the smoke rising around you. Take your time and walk all around it on paths, including right up to the cinder cone. Most people stop at the wooden viewing point near the rhyolite hill but believe me that hiking to the top is really worth! The walk takes you up to a dark, still smoldering pit of lava. It is such a unique place, I have never seen something similar in any of my travels. We wandered around for almost 3 hours admiring the raw power of the earth. We stopped at every single corner to admire the different geological textures all around. Has been an excellent experience, the landscape was really like from another planet. There are good photographic options but remember that the photos just don't do justice. Just amazing!!!
1. Use good hiking shoes as the lava rock can be hard on shoe tread
2. If possible avoid during heavy snow because it will cover up the sceneries
3. Be sure to have your wind gear, as the winds here can be very strong and cold.