rhyolite laccolith Sandfell /743m) is located south of the Faskrud Bay
in Eastern Iceland.
Some of the basaltic strata were lifted during its creation 14-16
million years ago, but in other places, especially in the southern
slopes, the basaltic strata are intact and disappear under the slopes.
laccolith is about 600 m thick and was pushed through 500 m thick strata
At the time, the so-called Reydarfiord Central Volcano nearby was
at its peak of activity.
The Sugar Loaf of Rio de Janeiro is of the same kind.
The most popular trail to the top of Mt Sandfell is approached
from the southeast.
East Iceland Saga Trail