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Looking down on the Queen. Herðubreið (“broad shouldered”), Queen of the Icelandic Mountains, is set in the expanse of the Ódáðahraun (“Lava of Evil Deeds”) lava field in the northern Highlands. The table mountain took shape in a subglacial eruption around 20,000 years ago. The desolate Ódáðahraun terrain truly feels like an alien world. It […]

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Columnar basalt. A spectacular wall of basalt columns in the southern Highlands of Iceland. Vehicular access to this area is granted only once a year during the annual sheep roundup in the Fall.      

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