Category: Icelandic Highlands

Mt. Mælifell in the Icelandic highlands
Icelandic Highlands

The lonely mountain of Mælifell

There are plenty of mountains in Iceland. Many of them are impressive. But one of the most beautiful mountains you will ever see in Iceland is the lonely mountain of Mælifell. It is situated just north of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. In that glacier, the massive volcano...
Askja is the caldera of sorrow which caused a lot of hardship in the 19th century. This image shows Víti and Lake Askja.
Icelandic Highlands

Askja is the caldera of sorrow

The Askja caldera is enormous. It is located 1.500 meters above sea level, some 30 kilometres north of the Dyngjujökull glacier, part of the Vatnajökull glacier. The caldera is some 50 square kilometres wide (31 square miles and is surrounded by the Dyngjufjöll mountains. In...