Rauðibotn crater

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One of the most amazing destinations in the South Fjalllabak region, Rauðibotn will take you on a journey to another planet altogether. This red and green emerald is surrounded by the volcanic deserts and wastelands between Torfajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. It is a part of the gigantic Eldgjá craters, a chain of volcanic craters that came into being during the 934 AD eruption that produced one of the most prodigious lava flows ever recorded.
Rauðibotn is connected to the currently active monster Katla volcanic system centered under the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The enchanting landscapes around the crater of Rauðibotn, along the Hólmsá River, will steal your breath away! As the crater’s heart appears, revealing a small emerald green lake surrounded by red rocks, you’ll also see Hólmsá to your left snaking in the middle of a foam decoration carved by the force of water. Hólmsárlón lake can be seen on the left, as well the famous Mælifell in the distance.