Informationen über: Torfajökull

Torfajökull is the name of both a stratovolcano and a complex of subglacial volcanoes, north of Mýrdalsjökull glacier in South Iceland. The volcano's last documented erupted occurred in 1477.

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Torfajökull's most significant known eruption occurred around the year 870. This eruption enveloped the entire island in a layer of ash, making it possible to determine the dates of many archaeological finds from Iceland's settlement era.

Torfajökull is named after Torfi Jónsson who fled into the highlands and settled by the volcano when a plague struck the country in 1493. 

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Strútslaug

Strutslaug (also known as Holmsarbotnalaug) is a geothermal pool in the South Highlands, north of Myrdalsjokull glacier and close to Torfajokull glaci...

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Bláhnjúkur

Blahnjukur (a.k.a. Blahnukur) is a volcano in the area of Landmannalaugar, in the South Highlands of Iceland.  Browse a wide range of tours of the...

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Landmannalaugar

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Brennisteinsalda

Brennisteinsalda (ca. 855 m) is a volcano in the area of Landmannalaugar National Park, in the South Highlands of Iceland. Explore this region on...

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Maelifell

Mælifell is a composite cone volcano located in the highlands of South Iceland. Geography of Mælifell Mælifell is a 791 metre tall volcano that st...

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Bláfjöll

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, photo by Reykholt The Blue Mountains, otherwise known as Bláfjöll, are a beautiful mountain range in the south-west of I...

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Stórasúla

Stórasúla is a distinctive, cone-shaped mountain found in the Southern Highlands of Iceland. The mountain has an elevation of 693 m (2274 ft).  Exp...

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Frostastaðavatn

Photo Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Gestumblindi Frostastaðavatn is a lake in the southern region of the Highlands of Iceland. Its sh...

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Ljótipollur

Ljótipollur is an explosion crater and crater lake in the south Highlands. Its name means ‘Ugly Puddle’, despite the fact it is an incredibly beauti...

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Dómadalur

Domadalur is a valley east of Kringla (Landmannahellir cave) in the south of the Icelandic highlands. The valley has a little shallow lake and east...

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Landmannaleið

Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Pietro Landmannaleið, or the F225, is a highland road that leads to the Fjallabak Nature Reserve and towar...

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Fjallabak

Fjallabak may refer to Fjallabak Nature Reserve, or two highland routes, South Fjallabaksleið or the North Fjallbaksleið. The name 'Fjallabak...

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Laugavegur (Wanderweg)

Laugavegur is one of the most popular highland trails in Iceland. The scenery is breathtaking in its beauty and diversity, perfectly representing th...

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Faxi

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Kkaefer. Faxi is a wide, serene waterfall in South Iceland. It can be found in the Tungufljót River. E...

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Eldgjá

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo by Ilya Grigorik Eldgjá is the largest volcanic canyon in the world, located in the South of Iceland. Explore thi...

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Markarfljótsgljúfur-Schlucht

Photo Credit: Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Borvan53. Markarfljótsgljúfur is a canyon in Iceland's Southern Highlands, west of Hvolsvöllur. Explo...

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Krakatindur

Krakatindur is an 858 m volcano in Rangarvallasysla in South Iceland. The volcano is located in the Nyjahraun lava field and belongs to the Hekla vo...

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Mýrdalsjökull

Mýrdalsjökull is a glacier in the south of the Icelandic highlands. It is the country's fourth largest ice cap, covering nearly 600 square kilom...

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Sigoldugljufur

Sigöldugljúfur, also known as the Valley of Tears, is a canyon in the Icelandic Highlands. It is most renowned for and earned its nickname from its...

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Tindfjöll

Tindfjöll is a mountain ridge that runs south from the glacier and volcano Tindfjallajökull. It was formed in an eruption 54,000 years ago. Tindfjöll...

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