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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Landmannaleið

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

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Frostastaðavatn

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Gestumblindi. Frostastaðavatn is a highland lake renowned for its vivid blue and green colouration ...

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Ljótipollur

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Torfajökull

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Strútslaug

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Stórasúla

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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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Faxi

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Markarfljótsgljúfur Canyon

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

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Hekla

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Veiðivötn

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Tindfjallajökull

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Hólaskógur

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Tours near Brennisteinsalda

Landmannalaugar | Super Jeep Tour

Join an incredible seven-hour Super Jeep tour across the kaleidoscopic hills of......

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Landmannalaugar Hiking & Hot Spring Tour

Visit the highland of Fjallabak and explore the hidden wonders of Landmannalaugar. The untouched......

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Four-Day Trek to Landmannalaugar | Backroad Highland Adventure

Hike to the hot springs of the world-renowned Landmannalaugar area with this unique and exciting......

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The Landmannalaugar Buggy Experience (full day)

This is perfect for those who have a rental car, but are not allowed to take that car off the......

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Landmannalaugar Day Tour | The Pearl of the Highlands

Visit the wilderness of Iceland and join this tour of hiking and bathing in a geothermal hot......

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