Welcome to Krafla
Steaming vents and craters await at Krafla, an active volcanic region 7km north of the Ring Road. Technically Krafla is just the 818m-high mountain, but the name is now used for the entire area as well as a geothermal power station and the series of eruptions that created one of Iceland’s most awesome lava fields. The so-called Mývatn Fires occurred 1724–29, when many of the fissure vents opened up. The Krafla Fires (1975–84) were very similar: fissure eruptions and magma movements that occurred on and off for nine years.