Krafla is a caldera of about 6 miles (10 km) in diameter with a 55 mile (90 km) long fissure zone; it is located in the north of Iceland in the Mývatn region. Krafla includes one of the famous Víti craters (“hell” in Icelandic) of Iceland; its highest peak reaches up to almost 3000 feet (818 meters). Since 1977 the geothermal energy has been utilized by means of a Landsvirkjun‘s 60 MW power station. Krafla has erupted about 30 times in the past; last eruption occurred in 1984.
Nearby destinations of interest are Akureyri, Lake Myvatn or Godafoss waterfall.

 
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