Gaesavotn Iceland interior,

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GAESAVOTN
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Those two lakes are situated at the western foot of the volcanic ridge Dyngjuhals at 920-940m (3,100 feet) above sea level. There are patches of vegetation, willow and grasses around the lakes and around the springs (7-8°C) at the edge of the lava field.

Those lakes were discovered in 1880 by adventurers, who were sent to explore this part of the interior. The name Gaesavotn refers to the geese, which nest there during summer, The Geese Lakes.


Nyidalur 32 km <Gaesavotn> Dyngjuhals 25 km.
 

This route is only passable by robust 4wd vehicles!

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Nyidalur
Gaesavotn
Dyngjuhals
Kistufell
Urdarhals
 
Holuhraun lava field
Askja
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Drekagil)

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