Lakigigar - The Volcanic Landscape Jul 09, 2008
This really is an attraction of the beaten track but one that must be visited it really is a forgotten wonder.
Laki, or Lakagígar as it is also known (Craters of Laki), is a series of volcanic fissures situated not far from Skatafell. Its around 80km to the south following the A1.
Laki is part of a volcanic system, centering on the Grimsvotn volcano - In AD 934, the Laki system produced a very large eruption. the Eldgjá eruption, which released 19.6 cubic kilometres (4.7 cu mi) of lava. You cannot believe how much lava you can see ... it literally goes to the horizons both sides!
The site is amazing and the landscape totally out of this world!
You really need a 4x4 to visit ... the entrance road crosses a few deep rivers and some lovely mud pools!!
Part of the Nordic Expedition 2008 - Part 2 - Iceland travel blog
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