Sudurarbotnar area is the catchment area of river Sudura, which
extends all the way to the mountain massif Dyngjufjoll and Mts
Herdubreidarfjoll. Its countless cold springs gradually create
the largest river running from the Odadahraun area. It tributes
to river Svarta near farm Svartarkot, which eventually spills into the
glacial river Skjalfandafljot
Sudurarbotnar is a lovely vegetated area watered by a
myriad of cold springs, a real oasis at the western edge of the
Odadahraun lava desert.
This area is relatively well vegetated, but also suffers the onslaught
of erosion. The constant humitity of the area allows the
vegetation to recover and spread gradually.
discharge area stretches all the way to the Dyngjufjoll mountain
massif. The eroded area all around this green spot shows signs of
earlier vegetation and considerable traces of habitation as well.
Several ruins have
been discovered in the area, i.e. the farm Hrauntunga, an old ruin,
which might have been a shelter for travellers in the past.
Several skeletons have been unearthened there as well.
track between the
Valley or Lake Myvatn and Mts Dyngjufjoll passes through Sudurarbotnar.
HIGHLAND ICELAND SAGA