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Burfell Trail

Region: Reykjavik Area
Coordinates: 64.0325138° N 21.8352266° W
Hiking time: 2-4 hours
Difficulty: easy
Length: km
Elevation: m
Highest Point: m

This symmetrical slag crater is located near Mt Helgafell, about 7,5 km from the town Hafnarfjordur and  about 12 km. from Reykjavik City.  The lava, which ran from it about 7,200 years ago, branched into the bays Hafnarfiord and Skerjafiord.  The name of the 18 km square lava field is Burfellshraun, but many other names have been attached to its different parts.  The crater is easily accessible from the road through the recreational area Heidmork.

Photo Credit: Ólafur Jón Jónsson

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