Hversfjall Volcano is a 4.2 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Skútustaðahreppur, Northeastern, Iceland that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
4.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
0 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

Volcanic caldera

4 months ago

Beautiful views and not a difficult climb. interesting to see into a volcano

4 months ago

Great views and easy to follow. Worth walking around the rim for 360 views across the lake area

5 months ago

Beautiful views

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7 months ago

This hike begins with a solid 10-15 minute incline at the outset. If you're not in shape, it may require you to stop and take a breather a time or two but I imagine many will be able to power through. Once you reach the top, the most difficult part of the hike is over.

You have a choice with Hversfjall. You can chill out up top and observe the crater from the initial viewpoint or you can continue onward, completing the hike around the entire rim. I encourage the latter. The rim itself is quite wide and it's a pretty moderate hike with some rolling inclines but nothing like the initial ascent. The views of the crater are great but Hversfjall also serves as a wonderful vantage point for the surrounding territory, offering looks down toward Lake Myvatn and back in the direction of the Krafla area.

One thing to keep in mind: the wind. Gusts can really pick up depending upon which part of the crater you're traversing. Just keep a solid grasp of any loose jackets, gloves, hats, or phones and you should be all set.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015