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Laki

Laki (Iceland)

Practical information on Laki

  • Volcano
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
About 30 km from route No. 1
When to go
From June to September
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Laki

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

Laki is a succession of craters situated in the south of the island. The site is difficult to access because it is situated on a track reserved for 4x4s but offers a beautiful hike for a few hours.

My suggestion:
If you do not want to rent a 4x4, a bus stops at Laki in summer but you will need to be self-supporting until the following day because there is nothing in the surrounding area!
My review

If you want to get off the beaten track without you finding yourself too far from civilisation, the Laki craters are a good compromise. Accessible only in summer and with a 4x4, you get off the main road and will certainly find fewer people around you. 

In any case, that is what happened to me when I visited the region. I took track No. 26 and found myself alone facing the immensity of the site. In fact, Laki is a succession of craters that extends over 25 kilometres and still testifies today to the power of the eruption of 1783, which would also be the cause of the famine which led to the French revolution a few years later...

A hiking trail allows you to learn more about this eruption.

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