Information about Brennisteinsalda

 

Brennisteinsalda (ca. 855 m) is a volcano in the area of Landmannalaugar National Park, in the south highlands of Iceland.

Brennisteinsalda is a highly colourful mountain, coloured by suplhur (wherefrom it gets is name, 'Sulphur Wave'), blue and black lava and ashes, green mosses and red iron. In front of the mountain is an obsidian lava field. 

The popular Laugavegur hiking trail passes Brennisteinsalda and nearby is the Blahnukur volcano.

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Attractions nearby Brennisteinsalda

Bláhnjúkur

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Landmannalaugar

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Dómadalur

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Ljótipollur

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Strútslaug

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Krakatindur

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Bláfjöll

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Laugavegur hiking trail

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Eldgjá

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South Iceland

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Hekla

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Tindfjallajökull

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Hólaskógur

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Háifoss

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Þjódveldisbærinn á Stöng

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Katla volcano

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Hjálparfoss

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Mýrdalsjökull

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Þórsmörk

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Þjórsárdalur

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Tours near Brennisteinsalda

Landmannalaugar | Super Jeep Tour

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Landmannalaugar Hiking & Hot Spring Tour

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Landmannalaugar Pearl of the Highlands - 3 Day Tour

3 day tour in the geothermal wonderland in Landmannalaugar! Hike with us along Frostastadavatn......

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Four-Day Hike to Landmannalaugar | Volcano Trail Part 3

Hike to the world-renowned Landmannalaugar Highland area with this unique and exciting four-day......

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