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Godahraun – Magni and Modi

Region: Highland
Coordinates: 63.6043991° N 19.5215416° W

About Godahraun – Magni and Modi

Modi and Magni are two of the two youngest craters in Iceland.  These two craters were created in the Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption in 2010, and are located between Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull.  Steam still rises from the craters and the lava glows under the surface.  This is a magnificent place with beautiful views towards the surrounding glaciers and to Thorsmork valley.

In April 2010 the Icelandic Government assigned a committee to find names to the new lava formations emerging from the eruption in Fimmvorduhals area. Around 150 suggestions were submitted from both experts and the public. The two new craters were inspired from Nordic Theology and named „Magni“ and „Modi“after the sons of the Thor, the God of Thunders. The new lava field was named „Godahraun“ – or the Lava Field of the Nordic Gods (Goðar).

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