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Álftaversgígar is a protected natural phenomena of international geological significance. An area of rootless cones (pseudocraters) formed by the Eldgjá lava flowing over wetlands in 934-940. A side road south of the ring road no.1 takes you to a panoramic spot with information panels. There is an easy hike along the signed sand track to Dýralækjasker geosite, a former shelter for travellers crossing the sands of Mýrdalssandur on foot or on horseback before the time of automobiles. Another nice place to experience these cones is in a farmed area at Þykkvabæjarklaustur.

GPS Points N63° 32' 2.620" W18° 27' 20.587"
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Hrífunes Nature Park
  • Hrífunes
  • 881 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • 680 7141
  • Hemrumörk
  • 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • 820-1520
Cabin 9 - iceland
  • Stóratorfa 9
  • 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • 899-5438
Flaga 1
  • Flaga 1
  • 881 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • 698-5650
Jórvík I
  • Jórvík I
  • 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
Katla House
  • Hrífunesvegur,880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • 8256157

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