Atop Hverfjall

Photo credit: Peter de Ruiter

On the eastern shore of Lake Myvatn in northern Iceland sits the majestic Mt. Hverfjall, a volcano that formed more than 2,500 years ago. It’s known as a tephra crater—a rock fragment that was ejected during the original eruption. The result of that eruption is a 140-meter-deep, 1,000-meter-diameter crater. Visitors can hike to the rim for some seriously out-of-this-world views and experience the solitude that even mother nature at her angriest can provide.

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