Víti Crater

Víti is an explosion crater on the north shore of Lake Öskjuvatn, approximately 150 metres diameter. Víti was formed in the eruption of 1875. It contains a geothermal lake of mineral-rich, sulphurous water, which is maintained at a comfortable temperature (around 22°) for swimming but the temperatures vary from one spot to another. In rainy weather the steep path down into the crater can become extremely slippery.