This is a short walk around a volcanic crater in Snæfellsjökull National Park with wonderful views of the surrounding lava fields and volcano.

Just off of Road 574 in Snæfellsjökull National Park, Saxhóll Crater is a short leg-stretcher.  Saxhóll Crater is estimated to have erupted 3,000 years ago, and much of the surrounding landscape is the result of that eruption.  The collapsed core of the crater is fairly deep, and the rim around the crater offers 360 degree views of the surrounding terrain of Snæfellsjökull National Park. 

To reach the crater: from the parking area, climb the red-colored metal steps on the left side of the parking lot. There are many steps here, but it's about a 5-10 minute climb to the top of the crater.  You can walk around parts of the rim of the crater, then return to your car when finished exploring.  

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Water
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Activities Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Features
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic

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