Jan 13, 2008
Dimmuborgir ("dark","cities" (or "forts")is a large area of unusually shaped lava fields east of Mývatn in Iceland.
The Dimmuborgir area is composed of various caves and rock formations, remnants of volcanic activity that are perhaps reminiscent of an ancient collapsed citadel, with columns spewing plumes of sulfuric smoke. In Icelandic folklore the Dimmuborgir is said to connect earth with the infernal regions, and is the purported dwelling-place of elves, trolls, and Santa Clause/Father Christmass.
The Norwegian symphonic black metal outfit Dimmu Borgir took its name from this fortress.
Dimmuborgir is very uniqe landscape, everywhere you look you can see new form of the lava.
many paths are around Dimmuborgir, um to 8 km if I remember correctly.
there is one famous cave in Dimuborgir, called the church, many people have used it to propose to their loved ones and other get married in the cave churce :)
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