Friday, July 12, 2019

Natural wonders

Wonders which have been created mainly by nature.

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,...

Fossabrekkur

Some 3 m high and 170 m wide waterfall with numerous small, green islands. This waterfall is like an oasis in the otherwise deserted...

Tröllkonuhlaup

Waterfall on Þjórsá River which here is some 220 m wide. Waterfall is approximately 2 m high, the most impressive part is some 130...

Viðey í þjórsá (Minnanúpshólmi)

This 270 by 180 m large island is covered with a virgin forest, mostly consisting of birch trees. Here grow some 70 species of...

Hestafoss (Þjórsá)

Some 40 m wide waterfall, approximately 4 - 6 m high. Location, GPS coordinates: 64.0066 N 20.3361 W Categories: Waterfalls Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Europe, Iceland, Suðurland, north-east from Stúfholt...