Monday, July 15, 2019

Natural wonders

Wonders which have been created mainly by nature.

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,...

Eldgjá canyon

Spectacular canyon, up to 270 m deep and 600 m wide with the Ófærufoss waterfall falling in it. This is the largest volcanic...

Ásbyrgi

Unique canyon. When looking from the air, it reminds a tongue with approximately 100 m tall, vertical walls. In the middle of this tongue...

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,...