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Tjornes (Tjörnes) - Puffins and Fossils
Tjornes (Tjörnes) - Puffins and Fossils

No marker available. Tjörnes, Iceland, Húsavík

North of Husavik the road traces the Tjornes Peninsula with its varied and beautiful coastal landscapes: sheltered bays, offshore islands, high cliffs and beaches littered with driftwood brought over...



Dimmuborgir - a Christmas Tradition at Mývatn
Dimmuborgir - a Christmas Tradition at Mývatn

No marker available. Geiteyjarströnd 1, 660 Mývatn, Iceland, Mývatn

Dimmuborgir ‘Dark Fortresses’ are found on the east side of Lake Myvatn, off road 848. When lava flowed into a marshy basin over 2000 years ago, steam escaped through vents and around them the lava so...



Bjarnarflag (Myvatn and Krafla area)
Bjarnarflag (Myvatn and Krafla area)

No marker available. Bjarnarflag, Iceland, Myvatn

The Bjarnarflag Geothermal Station in the Lake Myvatn area is the smallest geothermal station owned by Landsvirkjun and the first of its kind in Iceland. The station generates 3 MW, using the steam fr...



Hrossaborg Crater
Hrossaborg Crater

No marker available. Hrossaborg, Iceland, Kópasker

East of the bridge over the river Jokulsa á Fjollum on road 1, take a short detour onto gravel road F88 to Hrossaborg (horse fortress), an explosion crater. The 500m in diameter crater is thought to h...



Teigarhorn Zeolites
Teigarhorn Zeolites

No marker available. Teigarhorn Natural Monument and Nature Preserve, Teigarhorn, 765 Djúpivogur, Iceland, Djúpivogur

Zeolites are beautiful elongated crystals, looking a bit like snowflakes. There are several types - scolecite, stilbite, and heulandite - but all are minerals formed over time in rock cavities and fis...



Kleifarvatn the Draining Lake
Kleifarvatn the Draining Lake

No marker available. Kleifarvatn, Iceland, Reykjanesbær

The eerie volcanic landscape of Lake Kleifarvatn is somber and almost spooky. The lake is sited on the mid-Atlantic rift and has been formed by subsidence.  Curiously no rivers flow in or out of it!  ...



Rakkaberg
Rakkaberg

No marker available. Djúpivogur, Iceland, Djúpivogur

Rakkaberg is the name of a prominent dike, just outside Djupivogur by road 1, where it meets the turning to the village.  Dykes are volcanic features formed when magma cools inside a fissure in the ea...



Blabjorg Cliff (Blábjörg)
Blabjorg Cliff (Blábjörg)

No marker available. Blábjörg, Iceland, Djúpivogur

Blabjorg cliffs are a national monument on the north shore of Berufjordur. Meaning 'blue cliffs', though actually more green than blue, the cliffs are formed of Berufjordur acid tuff, an ignimbrite of...