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Laufskálavarða

Laufskálavarða is a lava ridge surrounded by stone cairns between the Hólmsá and Skálmá rivers, close to the road north of Álftaver. For the first time, all travelers crossing the desert of Mýrdalssandur for the first time were supposed to pile stones up to make a cairn, which would bring them good fortune on the journey.

At Laufskálavarða, you find a viewing platform to see Mýrdalsjökull, where Katla, the famous volcano, is located. 

Laufskálavarða

Laufskálavarða

Laufskálavarða is a lava ridge surrounded by stone cairns between the Hólmsá and Skálmá rivers, close to the road north of Álftaver. For the first tim
Hrífunes Guesthouse

Hrífunes Guesthouse

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