Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Iceland: Krafla Thermal Area

The Krafla thermal area is just east of Lake Myvatn, right off the Ring Road.

Our route the next day was taking us northwest to Husavik. I saw information, on a map, about a thermal pool towards the east and insisted we head out, after dinner, to check it out. And am I glad that we did. I can't believe we almost missed this!


(Be sure to click on the panorama shot, below, for a sharp image.)



In the opinion of both myself and my husband, this was the best (most interesting) thermal area that we saw in Iceland. Yes, the Geysir area has Strokkur and there are no geysirs at Krafla. But in terms of formations, fumeroles, mud pots, etc., Krafla was WAY more fascinating.


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