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!!!