Sunday, July 21, 2019

Geological and meteorological wonders

Most interesting wonders of geology and meteorology.

Paradise Cave (Thien Duong Cave)

Gorgeous, 31.4 km long cave with some of most beautiful cave formations, cave rooms are up to 150 m high. Endemic scorpion Vietbocap thienduongensis...

Lagarfljót

This large lake, according to legends, has a monster – Lagarfljotsormurinn (Lagarfljot Worm) – living in it. Location, GPS coordinates: 65.2084 N 14.5641 W Categories: Places with cryptozoological...

Jökulsárlón

Glacier lagoon between Vatnajökull glacier and ocean. Lake is adorned with numerous floating icebergs. Here have been spotted even seals. Location, GPS coordinates: 64.0495 N 16.2000...

Látrabjarg

Largest bird cliff in Europe, 14 km long and up to 441 m high. Hosts millions of birds including 230,000 razorbills (Alca torda) -...

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,...

Kirkjugólf

Very decorative natural pavement formed by the upper ends of basalt columns. Location, GPS coordinates: 63.7953 N 18.046 W Categories: Rock formations Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Europe, Iceland, Suðurland, to...

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...