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Highlands of Grindarskörð with crater Miðbolla in the backgro
Highlands of Grindarskörð with crater Miðbolla in the backgro Grindarskörð is a pass within Iceland and is nearby to Bollinn, Kistufell and Brennisteinsfjöll. Grindarskörð is also close to Kerlingarskarð. Grindarskörð has an elevation of 415 metres.
Gunnuhver geothermal hotspring and geyser
Gunnuhver geothermal hotspring and geyser Gunnuhver measures 65 feet across, and is constantly spewing dense, cloudy steam at a scalding 570˚F. It is unique from Iceland’s other hot springs in that it is entirely seawater, due to its proximity to the ocean. The surrounding rocks are impressive as well, colored dazzling oranges and blues from unusual minerals. But its natural majesty isn’t the only reason Gunnuhver is famous. It has a ghost story as well, which gave the hot spring its name. The hot spring takes its name from the old woman (Gunnuhver translates to “Gunn’s hot spring”). Some say that Gudrun’s ghost didn’t fall into the boiling pit, but that she’s hanging on to the edge for all eternity. The steam is constant and thick enough that it would certainly obscure any ghostly figures in or outside Gunnuhver.
Gunnuhver geothermal area with Reykjanesviti Lighthous in the ba
Gunnuhver geothermal area with Reykjanesviti Lighthous in the ba Gunnuhver is a highly active geothermal area of mud pools and steam vents on the southwest part of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Named after an angry female ghost, Gudrun, whose spirit was trapped in the hot springs by a priest 400 years ago, the steamy area has an eerie atmosphere and an incredible sulphur vapor. A unique characteristic of Gunnuhver is that the groundwater here is 100% seawater, unlike other geothermal areas on the island. The colorful minerals in the ground provide vibrant hues, but danger is very real with temperatures over 300°C (570°F) so it is important to tread lightly and stick to the trails. Iceland´s largest mud pool resides at Gunnuhver; it is 20 meters (65 ft) wide of violently boiling earth. Reykjanesviti lighthouse on Reykjanes peninsula is an iconic historic structure. Few buildings in Iceland—or in the world—are as imposingly located. It was Iceland’s first lighthouse, and actually, there have been two versions of lighthouses with this name. The original one was built in 1878 but got severely damaged in a large earthquake that struck in 1887. The current version was built on safer ground in 1907 at Bæjarfell hill.
Hverafjall geothermal mountain at Sveifluháls
Hverafjall geothermal mountain at Sveifluháls Hverafjall is situatet at Sveifluháls near Krísuvúk and Seltún South west, Reykjanes, Iceland
The rig at the top of Hellutindar Mountain with a view to Kleifa
The rig at the top of Hellutindar Mountain with a view to Kleifa Sveifluháls or Austurháls is 395 m high palagonite rigg in Reykjanesfjallgarð, west of Kleifarvatn. Steep hammers are down to Kleifarvatn. On the south and east site of the neck are high geothermal areas mainly at Krísuvík. The highest peaks at Sveifluháls are Hellutindar, Stapatindar og Miðdegishnúkar.
Hlíðarvatn in Ice and snow
Hlíðarvatn in Ice and snow Hliðarvatn is a good fishing lake on the Reykjanes Peninsula
Hlíðarvatn in Ice and snow
Hlíðarvatn in Ice and snow Hliðarvatn is a good fishing lake on the Reykjanes Peninsula
Hellutindar at Sveifluháls with a view over Kleifarvatn Lake
Hellutindar at Sveifluháls with a view over Kleifarvatn Lake Sveifluháls or Austurháls is 395 m high palagonite rigg in Reykjanesfjallgarð, west of Kleifarvatn. Steep hammers are down to Kleifarvatn. On the south and east site of the neck are high geothermal areas mainly at Krísuvík. The highest peaks at Sveifluháls are Hellutindar, Stapatindar og Miðdegishnúkar.
Two palagonite stones and Hellutindar Mountain in the background
Two palagonite stones and Hellutindar Mountain in the background Sveifluháls or Austurháls is 395 m high palagonite rigg in Reykjanesfjallgarð, west of Kleifarvatn. Steep hammers are down to Kleifarvatn. On the south and east site of the neck are high geothermal areas mainly at Krísuvík. The highest peaks at Sveifluháls are Hellutindar, Stapatindar og Miðdegishnúkar.
Sandstone at Hellutindar peak
Sandstone at Hellutindar peak Sveifluháls or Austurháls is 395 m high palagonite rigg in Reykjanesfjallgarð, west of Kleifarvatn. Steep hammers are down to Kleifarvatn. On the south and east site of the neck are high geothermal areas mainly at Krísuvík. The highest peaks at Sveifluháls are Hellutindar, Stapatindar og Miðdegishnúkar.