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Volcanos & Lava Fields

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Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant

Exploration and Planning started already in 1947 and was continued for two... more

Kerid Slag Crater

The slag crater Kerid is the northernmost one of the crater row called... more

Tindfjoll

The total area of this small glacier is about 19 km² It is located just north... more

Godahraun – Magni and Modi

About Godahraun - Magni and Modi Modi and Magni are two of the two youngest... more

Mt. Keilir

About Keilir Mt Keilir is a hyaloclastite mountain on the Reykjanes Peninsula... more

Mt. Brennisteinsfjoll

About Mt Brennisteinsfjoll The Sulphur Mountains are to the south of the... more

Almenningar Lava Fields

About Almenningar Almenningar is a lava patch between the lava fields... more

Mt Kerling

Mt Kerling is the highest mountain near inhabited areas in the northern part of... more

Mts Kverkfjoll

Kverkfjoll is a mountain massif underneath and on the northern edge of the... more

Ogmundarhraun Lava Field

About Ogmundarhraun The lava field Ogmundarhraun is situated between Krysuvik... more

Seydisholar

This cluster of reddish looking craters is situated in the Grimsnes County They... more

Snaefellsnes Volcanoes

Volcanic activity on the peninsula still exists in this Flank Zone extending... more

Thrainsskjoldur

About Thrainsskjoldur Thrainsskjoldur is an extensive lava mound north of Mt... more

The Westman Islands

About The Westman Islands The Westman Islands’ volcanic system comprises... more

Dimmuborgir

The Nature Reserve Dimmuborgir, „The Dark Castles”, are among the most... more

Hofsjokull Glacier

Glacier Hofsjokull East (1069m) is located east of Glacier Vatnajokull, between... more

Holuhraun

This lava field and its two crater rows were created by fissure eruptions One... more

Grimsvotn Central Volcano

Grimsvotn, under the centre of the Vatnajokull Ice Cap, is a large central... more

Eldgja Fissure

Eldgja, or "The Fire Fissure”, is 40 km long and stretches from the glacier... more

Dyngjuhals Ridge

The Dyngjuhals is a wide ridge east of Lakes Gaesavotn It is about 20 km wide... more

Katla

The central volcano Katla is hidden under the southeastern part of the ice cap... more

Krafla

The name of Mt Krafla was extended over the high temperature area after the... more

Laki, Lakagigar

The 25 km long crater row called Lakagigar was created during a relatively... more

Torfajokull glacier

The glacier Torfajokull peaks at 1,190 m above sea level and its total area is... more

Mt. Bardarbunga

Mt Bardarbunga is the second highest elevation of the country, just below 2000... more

Trolladyngja

Mt Trolladyngja (4,815 feet) is a vast shield volcano at the northern end of... more

The Odadahraun Lava Fields

About Odadahraun This name refers to the largest lava area of the country... more

Mt. Askja – Dyngjufjoll

The Odadahraun lava desert This is the vastest lava area of the country The... more

Tungnafellsjokull

Mt Tungnafell (1,392 m) is a convex and steep mountain in the northern slopes... more

Oraefajokull Glacier

Oraefajokull is the highest mountain of the country, 2,110 m, and stretches to... more

Eldhraun Lava – Laki Area

The 25 km long crater row called Lakagigar was created during a relatively... more

Mt. Hekla – Volcano

The most "renowned or infamous" volcano of Iceland, Hekla, is situated on a 25... more

Berserkjahraun

The central western peninsula, Snaefellsnes, is one of the most Saga invested... more