Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Námafjall Geothermal Area

Large, colorful geothermal field with boiling mud pots, solfataras, sulfur deposits. Once important mine of sulfur for the medieval Europe. Location, GPS coordinates: 65.6410 N 16.8092...

Grjótagjá

Small lava cave with a thermal spring and hot lake inside. Earlier the lucid water in the cave was suitable for bathing, but in...

Viti crater lake

Explosion crater at the summit of Askja volcano, filled with light blue, opaque geothermal lake. Lake water is warm and rich with carbon dioxide. Location,...

Surtsey

New volcanic island, which raised from the ocean in 1963 – 1967. The island is pristine and serves as a natural laboratory where the...

Maelifell

Unusual and picturesque volcano - a moss covered cone which rises 200 m above from the grey lava fields. Location, GPS coordinates: 63.7995 N 18.9379 W Categories: Volcanoes Values: Geology,...

Laki fissure vent

VVolcanic fissure – a clearly visible fissure which in 1783 – 1784 was the site of one of the largest and most destructive eruptions...

Brennisteinsalda

Unusual, 855 m tall volcano with ground in almost all colors – white, yellow, red, black, green. Location, GPS coordinates: 63.9808 N 19.0956 W Categories: Volcanoes Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is...

Ófærufoss

Beautiful, approximately 40 m tall waterfall with two main cascades. It was a true wonder with a thin natural arch over the falls -...

Fossárfoss (Sveinstekksfoss)

Quite impressive waterfall, approximately 15 m tall. It consists of a taller drop and smaller one below it. Location, GPS coordinates: 64.7531 N 14.4819 W Categories: Waterfalls Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where...

Fagrifoss

Waterfall of unusual beauty. It is approximately 80 m high and 40 - 50 m wide. The water slides down along a moss-covered cliff. Location,...