- Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
- Hiking / Trekking
- Off the beaten track
A few miles from Myvatn, Krafla caldera is one of the main spots for hiking. If you cannot see the caldera straight away, you catch a glimpse of the volcanic activity through the craters, the lava and the solfataras visible on the ground.
You need a car to get as close to Krafla as possible from Myvatn and once on the spot, there is a choice of several paths. I have hiked in the surrounding area several times and it is possible to see different things and to take different itineraries.
For hiking enthusiasts, the walks can last from 1 to 2 hours to all day long depending on how far you go. It is fairly flat but uneven because of the rift. The Leirhnjukur course in particular, which passes through lava fields that are still warm in parts, is one of the most reputed itineraries.