Hverfjall, Lake Myvatn

4.4
#6 of 13 in Nature in Lake Myvatn
Hike up Hverfjall for rewarding views of the desert, the lake, and the lava fields below. The crater, created nearly 2,800 years ago during a small but powerful eruption, stands at an elevation of 420 m (1,378 ft) and is one of the largest in the world. Take one of the two designated paths that lead to the rim of the crater: one from the northwest and the other from the south. The climb up is steep, and winds are strong, so bring appropriate footwear, a windbreaker, and hiking poles if you are not an experienced hiker. Note that there are lots of bugs in the area. With our custom trip planner, Lake Myvatn attractions like Hverfjall can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Create an itinerary including Hverfjall
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Hverfjall Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
445 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • We were at the time of fluttering snow, and while there was a parking garage to stop, but the road was terrain uneven, we decided to park the car outside and walk into it. When we arrived at the foot of the mountain, and the tourists were going down the mountain, they told us that we were very icing and had to walk carefully. In this kind of weather is not really joking, very difficult to walk, but also fluttering snow and strong wind, boarded up can not be a circle, but still undesired open heart. The mouth of the mountain has a resting area where you can go to avoid the cold or WC.
    View original
  • This place is like no other place I have ever seen or visited before in my life. Absolutely mystifying. The walk up is just under 1KM and once at the top you will likely be very tired. We were so tire...  more »
Google
  • Great crater, the walk up is around 300 meters. You can also walk around the whole crater which is a longer trekking since it takes around 1-2 hours to do it.
  • It's s steep volcanic crater. If you have time and energy, you can achieve the top. Do something fun like pileing up the rock.
Places to stay near Hverfjall

Plan your trip to Reykjahlid

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Reykjahlid

3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h
3.6
Duration: 2​h
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Reykjahlid

4.5
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Plans to Hverfjall by other users

10 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN July, culture, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM DENMARK August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM ICELAND May, culture, outdoors, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans