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Stóra-Eldborg and Mt. Geitahlíð

There are many beautiful spatter cones in Iceland and Stóra-Eldborg can without a doubt be named among them. It is the largest of five cones which formed in an eruption in a fissure in and around Mt. Geitahlíð. This walk lies along a lava channel to Stóra-Eldborg, up the crater and around its edges. From […]

Fimmvörðuháls (Five Cairn Ridge)

 

The route from Skógar, between Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, along Fimmvörðuháls (Five Cairn Ridge) over to Goðaland and Þórsmörk, is very popular. Its name is derived from five cairns which once stood there, guiding the way in dark weather. The sheep from the farms beneath the eastern mountains used to graze here during the summer, but […]