Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Midges of Mývatn

In some years in summer there is observed a massive increase in the population of midge Tanytarsus gracilentus. These algae consuming insects are rising...

Lake balls of Mývatn

OOne of the few places in the world (others are in Japan and Ukraine) where form whole colonies of marimo – more than 10...

Hallormsstaðarskógur

The largest forest in Iceland, planted for more than 100 years. More than 50 species of trees are planted here. Location, GPS coordinates: 65.1002 N 14.7230...

Víðgelmir

World's largest (by volume) lava tube cave. 1,585 meters long cave, with a volume of 148 000 m³. Contains ice formations, evidence of habitation,...

Surtshellir

Longest known lava cave in Iceland, 1 970 m long. Ghost stories. Location, GPS coordinates: 64.7815 N 20.7237 W Categories: Caves, Ghost sites Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Europe, Iceland, Vesturland,...

Hvítserkur

Amazing, 15 m tall cliff in the sea. This narrow cliff has two natural arches carved by the sea wave action. Location, GPS coordinates: 65.6062 N...

Dyrhólaey

Two neighboring natural arches under a narrow promontory in the sea. Nearby are also basalt stacks, which are up to 66 m tall. Location, GPS...

Dimmuborgir kirkja

Natural arch – a section of lava tube in an unusual lava field. In Dimmuborgir are found also numerous chimneys of lava, where one...

Arnarstapi

A group of sea arches and other rocks with amazing shapes. Location, GPS coordinates: 64.7653 N 23.6213 W Categories: Caves, Lakes and streams, Thermal springs Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Europe,...

Jökulsárgljúfur

Canyon of Jökulsá river below Dettifoss. This magnificent canyon is 25 km long, up to 500 m wide and up to 120 m deep. Location,...