Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Climbing Grabrok Crater in West Iceland

Climbing Grabrok Crater in West Iceland

Climbing Grabrok Crater in West Iceland 

Grabrok Crater is a crater in a volcanic fissure located in West Iceland just off of the Ring Road. The site allows you to climb up into the crater.  The path up the crater is largely a wooden trail.



The path up to Grabrok Crater in West Iceland.
The path up Grabrok Crater in Iceland.
The walk can be a little steep in parts but is manageable. The wood can be slippery in the wet, so be careful. Once atop, you can walk into the crater which was formed about 3,400 years ago. The moss and lichens added an interesting contrast color to the crater.

A peek inside Grabrok Crater.
A peek inside Grabrok Crater.
From the path, we could see some nearby settlement ruins. You can walk down to the ruins, which we did do and I recommend.

Ruins from a bit above on the path at Grabrok Crater.
Ruins from a bit above on the path at Grabrok Crater.
Up close, we enjoyed an interesting view of layered walls that formed structures. I am thinking maybe this was a farm that remains as foundations.



Here is another peek:


Climbing Grabrok Crater was an interesting switch up from all of the waterfall hiking we had been doing. The site is pretty interesting, so I recommend adding it if you are in the area. Additionally, Glanni waterfall is nearby!

Climbing Grabrok Crater in West Iceland

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