Information about Leirhnjúkur

Leirhnjukur ('Mud Peak') is a 525 m high active volcano, located to the northeast of Lake Myvatn in North Iceland.

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Leirhnjukur is part of the Krafla caldera. Its last eruption was from 1975 to 1984. At its foot are mud pots and fumaroles are on the flanks.

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