Highland

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TRAVEL INFORMATION
Snaefell-Eyabakkar

Before setting off on the Highland routes, check the road conditions and remember that there are unbridged rivers to be forded!

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The Snowy Mountain (Sierra Nevada) is the highest freestanding mountain of the country (1833m). It is very prominent from many directions and the view from its top is excellent on a fine day. It is somewhat cone shaped, an ancient central volcano, created rather late during the ice age. It has been dormant for at least 10 thousand years and is probably extinct. It is considered to be the youngest volcano of the eastern part of the country. Because of its height, its highest lying snow patches do not disappear during summer.
Eyjabakkajokull is one of the main breeding areas of the pink footed goose in the world. The estimated number of breeding pairs is 7000.



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