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Other One-Day Geological Excursions from Reykjavik

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In addition to those seen on the Golden Circle, there are many geological and landscape wonders and beauties to explore in the vicinity of Reykjavik. Where you go depends on what you want to see. If you want to see beautiful mountains and deep valleys, or go hiking, then the fjord Hvalfjördur ( Hvalfjörður) just north of Reykjavik would be ideal. If you want to explore exotic landscape of narrow valleys and ridges with young lava flows and crater cones (some forming islands in a lake), then the volcano Hengill east of Reykjavik should be of interest. If you like lakes, geothermal fields, explosion craters, lava fields, and sea cliffs, then the lake Kleifarvatn and its surroundings as well as Reykjanesta (Reykjanestá), the southwestern ‘toe’ or tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula , have much to offer you. And if you would like to see the most famous volcanoes in Iceland, as well as the most beautiful rock columns in Iceland, then that is exactly what a trip to Eyjafjallajökull ( Eyjafjallajökull) and Reynisfjara offers.

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Gudmundsson, A. (2017). Other One-Day Geological Excursions from Reykjavik. In: The Glorious Geology of Iceland's Golden Circle. GeoGuide. Springer, Cham.

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