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Reykjavik-Hvalfjördur (Hvalfjörður)

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During the first part of the excursion, we drive the same way as we did during the beginning of the Golden Circle drive (Fig. 11.1). That is, we drive from Reykjavik through the town of Mosfellsbaer (Mosfellsbær). Where Road 1 meets Road 36 (east to Thingvellir ) we continue to the north along Road 1 towards the mountain Esja . We have already discussed the main geological and landscape features of the south slopes of Esja , including the flat top and clear rockslide (Figs. 4.3 and 4.4). The best views of the slopes in front of you now are those seen in Figs. 4.3a, b. An aerial view of the part of Road 1 that you drive towards Esja is seen in Fig. 4.2.

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Gudmundsson, A. (2017). Reykjavik-Hvalfjördur (Hvalfjörður). In: The Glorious Geology of Iceland's Golden Circle. GeoGuide. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55152-4_11

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