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Rampart of the Giantess. The Grjótgarðsháls ridge in the northern Highlands of Iceland holds one of the most startling sights anywhere: a wall of large boulders over 300 m in length and 5 m high set in a sweeping moraine dotted with glacial erratics. The geological explanation for this wondrous landscape lays it at the […]

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The unspoilt wilderness region of Lónsöræfi in southeast Iceland is a geological wonderland of extreme beauty. Its colourful rhyolite mountains are pure eye candy and the stillness of the environment a soul-soother. Access to Lónsöræfi is not easy. There is no paved road leading to it. It takes days of arduous hiking or a difficult […]

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