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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.
Sveifluháls mountain ridge seen from Háuhnúkar- Reykjanes pen
Sveifluháls mountain ridge seen from Háuhnúkar- Reykjanes pen Sveifluháls is one of the largest multi-summit hyaloclastite ridges in the Geopark A lava flow formed it in a eruption in the year 1151 AD. In that year a 25 km long fissure opened obliquely across the Reykjanes peninsula. It is interesting for its variety of hyaloclastite formations; layered tuff, breccia and pillow lava. The rocks bear witness to interaction between magma, glacier ice and water. 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.
Eldvörp – Crader row from 13th century A.D.
Eldvörp – Crader row from 13th century A.D. Eldvörp is a row of scoria and spatter cones formed in the Reykjanes Fires 1210-1240 AD in the Svartsengi volcanic system. The craters lie in a NE-SW trending row, extending from the south coast about 10 km inland.. The lava emitted from the crater row is one of the most voluminous Holocene lava flows on the Reykjanes Peninsula, covering c. 20 km2.
At Brimketill Troll Pool, Lavarock Pool, Reykjanes Peninsula, Ic
At Brimketill Troll Pool, Lavarock Pool, Reykjanes Peninsula, Ic Brimketill is a small pool naturally carved into the rocks on Iceland’s South Coast thanks to marine erosion. Lying on a lava shore west of the town of Grindavík, it is not geothermally heated. It is said that the pool was owned by a giantess, who used it to wash her clothes and bathe. This is why it is called “Pool of Oddný”, or Oddnýjarlaug, after this character.
Evening at Snorrastaðatjarnir lake
Evening at Snorrastaðatjarnir lake Snorrastaðatjarnir at Reykjanesskagi, Southwest Iceland. A popular recreational area. Pounds, rich of vegetation and important resting place for migration birds.
Snorrastaðatjarnir
Snorrastaðatjarnir Snorrastaðatjarnir at Reykjanesskagi, Southwest Iceland. A popular recreational area. Pounds, rich of vegetation and important resting place for migration birds.
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.
Eldvörp Crades
Eldvörp Crades Eldvörp is a row of scoria and spatter cones formed in the Reykjanes Fires 1210-1240 AD in the Svartsengi volcanic system. The craters lie in a NE-SW trending row, extending from the south coast about 10 km inland, with the north end 2 km west of the Blue Lagoon. The lava emitted from the crater row is one of the most voluminous Holocene lava flows on the Reykjanes Peninsula, covering c. 20 km2.
Sogaselsdalur in the mountain of Reykjanes
Sogaselsdalur in the mountain of Reykjanes Sogaselsdalur in the mountains of Reykjanes is an old almost cooled down geothermal valley where you still can see all the clay on the hill side. It’s not recommended to walk in the valley itself as the clay gets stuck under your sole. This is a beautiful hidden Gem. Reykjanes. Iceland
Stórihver, Engjahver or Austurengjaver in Reykjanes Peninsula.
Stórihver, Engjahver or Austurengjaver in Reykjanes Peninsula. The thermal area of Austurengjar extends from east of Lake Grænavatn to Lake Kleifarvatn in the north. Hot springs, mud pots, and fumaroles are scattered sparsely over the area. The largest and most powerful hot spring, called Austurengjahver, Engjahver, or Stórihver, is located east of Lake Grænavatn in about 1,6 km walk from the parking lot where a sign leads you on to the right trail.