Tag Archives: Dyngjufjöll

An extraordinary evening with Her Majesty. No mountain in Iceland inspires as much awe and affection as Herðubreið (“broad shouldered”), set in the desolate expanse of the Ódáðahraun (“Lava of Evil Deeds”) lava field in the northern Highlands. The table mountain (1682 m) took shape in a subglacial eruption around 20,000 years ago. To the […]

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An old volcano wakes up. [Update 3, August 29: There was a fissure eruption today.] [Update 2, August 24: That was a false alarm.] [Update 1, August 23: An eruption has started today, according to IMO.] The Bárðarbunga volcano under the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland has just stirred sending magma juices coursing through its subglacial […]

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Magnificent desolation. Askja is a caldera of the Dyngjufjöll volcano in the north-central Highlands of Iceland. With a length of 200 kms and width ranging from 5-20 kms, it is the largest volcanic system on the island. This is a bleak, primordial landscape, not easy to get to given its remoteness. To the north of […]

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