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Hrútagjárdyngja (shield)

Hrútagjárdyngja is a 6,000 to 6,500 years old ava shield, plus a lava flow that covers 80-100 sq. km of land. That volume of lava is at least 3 cu. km. Besides a large top carter, the upper part is cut by deep ravines, probably due to magma injections, causing the whole structure to inflate.

Location: Sign can be found from road 42 that leads to the shield. 

Hrútagjárdyngja (shield)

Hrútagjárdyngja (shield)

Hrútagjárdyngja is a 6,000 to 6,500 years old ava shield, plus a lava flow that covers 80-100 sq. km of land. That volume of lava is at least 3 cu. km
Sveifluhals

Sveifluhals

A lava flow formed in an eruption in the year 1151 AD. In that year a 25 km long fissure opened obliquely across the Reykjanes peninsula. The lava fi
Kleifarvatn

Kleifarvatn

Lake between Sveifluháls and Vatnshlíð.  The lake Kleifarvatn is about 10 km². It is the largest of Reykjanes peninsula and the third largest of sout
Lambafellsgjá

Lambafellsgjá

An open fissure in an oval hyaloclastite mount named Lambafell. The fissure is only few metres deep. It is possible to hick along the entire fissure o
Birding trails - Hraunsvík - Kleifarvatn

Birding trails - Hraunsvík - Kleifarvatn

Hraunsvík Hraunsvík is a bird cliff east of Grindavík. Kittiwakes and Fulmars breed on the cliff, but seabirds, ducks, and marine mammals often catch
Eldborg at Höskuldarvellir

Eldborg at Höskuldarvellir

The grassy field Höskuldarvellir, northwest of Grænadyngja and Trölladyngja, is bordered in the northeast by a large monogenetic scoria and spatter co
Sogasel

Sogasel

Ruins of a shieling(hut), used for cattles during the summer time. The shieling was located in a crater.   Location: Short walk from road 428 (only
Grænadyngja and Trolladyngja

Grænadyngja and Trolladyngja

Grænadyngja and Trölladyngja are steep hyaloclastite mountains west of the Sogin geosite. They are surrounded by young volcanic fissures, geothermal s

Grænadyngja

Grænadyngja is a steep hyaloclastite mountain west of the Sog-geosite. It has the same geolocical features as Trölladyngja mountain. It is a geotherma