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    Gjástykki Rift Valley

    Like stepping into a scene from Independence Day... without the aliens!

    Gjástykki is a ruggedly beautiful rift valley north of the Krafla caldera

    This unique terrain accessible only to super jeeps shows the forces of the massive geothermal activity in the area.

    Gjástykki was literally blown apart by a volcanic eruption

    Gjástykki was literally blown apart by an eruption in Krafla volcano that lasted 1975-1984, with such power that it created 20 meter high walls on both sides of the valley.

    Of the three areas that were active during the eruption, two are still smoking warm.

    The whole area is tainted with the multi-coloured slag that Krafla spewed up. This is one of the best places in Iceland to observe the movement of the tectonic plates that split the country in half.

    Gjástykki is far off the beaten track, but well worth the adventure it takes to reach this amazing inferno.

    Join us for a day tour from the Mývatn area or Akureyri for a sight never to be forgotten.

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    Northern part of Iceland
    Season
    Reachable by Super Jeep from June-November
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