Hverfjall, Lake Myvatn

4.4
#6 of 12 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
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Hverfjall Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
462 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • You park your car and after a steep climb on the slope of the volcano about 15 minutes you get to the top. Above you can make the complete tour and take some photos to the panorama of Myvatn. Prepare for the strong wind. If you choose for a single crater, opt for the screws.
    View original
  • Push yourself to climb this crater and walk around the exterior!! It is a fun adventure! The view from up there was MAGNIFICENT!!! My son and I have never experienced gale force winds before but we su...  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
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h