glacier snout flows down into the Skyndidalur valley from the eastern
edge of the icecap Vatnajökull.
It probably was the first such natural phenomenum to be
researched scientifically by an Icelander, Thordur Vidalin (1661-1742).
His paper on the subject was issued in Germany in 1754 and
eventually appeared in Icelandic in 1965.
of the sources of River Jokulsa in Lon is its discharge.
The pedestrian bridge crossing it represents the south gate of
the magnetic and picturesque landscapes of the Lonsoraefi area, which is
very popular among hikers.
East Iceland Saga Trail