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The ugly pool is not ugly

Ljotipollur means "ugly" in Iceland, but this was not an ugly pool. It is a deep crater that has... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
In the Middle of Nowhere

We stopped here briefly. Our guide know the secret places like a gold mine. We stepped out, took... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
San Francisco, California
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Ljotipollur is a explosion crater lake in the south highlands, situated in the southernmost crater in the Veidivotn fissure system. Strangely enough, Ljotipollur's name means 'Ugly Puddle', since this crater anything but, being beautifully red with...more
Landmannalaugar 860, Iceland
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

Ljotipollur means "ugly" in Iceland, but this was not an ugly pool. It is a deep crater that has good fishing. One of the secret gems our guide drove us to view. The sides are green and red. The vistas facing away from the pool...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

We stopped here briefly. Our guide know the secret places like a gold mine. We stepped out, took pictures and looked around and we were in the middle of nowhere. There was a road that you can see one car visible driving by. It was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 9 July 2018

About twenty minutes or so off the road, not too strenuous. Beautiful vistas and a big payoff when you get to the Ugly Puddle - awesome!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BLtrvl
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I really liked the trail going up to this place. The crater itself probably isn't as spectacular as the other places in the area, but it's definitely worth seeing, mostly if you prefer more remote and less popular trails.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank evanna90
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Well worth a stop on the way out to Landmannalaugar. The lake is a beautiful blue and the weather allowed for a bit of picture taking before the strong wind drove us back to the vehicle.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Redleg93
Reviewed 5 October 2017

One word; Breath-taking. Amazing spot for a lunch or just photos. Can get extremely windy (and therefore; cold) though as it was when I was there, so bring clothes accordingly.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Myhren
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

A peaceful place where we had a picnic, alone with anybody else, in silence, under a great sun ! You will need a 4WD to access the top of the lake and then you will be able to go down by walking during 5/10'. A...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Reviewed 29 September 2016

the whole landmannalaugar is full of natural beauties and nice things. this lake is nice and cool. but there are many other nice things to do and see in this region.so along with seeing this u can see other items too. nature is at its...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 435jalali
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We were there for a short while during our highlands tour. When we got there, I couldn't believe my eyes. I could have never imagined a place with such a beautiful colors could exist. I was in awe. The place felt mysterious, quiet and eerie....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Ey_jc
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Although named "ugly puddle" this giant crater hosts a beautiful lake. A hike around the edge will take you roughly 1.5 hours. Great place for a pause west of Hekla.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Franz P
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