Geothermal Mountain at Reykjanes │ Iceland landscape photo

Documenting Iceland (2017)

by: Rafn Sig,-

Some places or part of Reykjanes are more interesting than others. This mountain is really active geothermal area and holds lot of colors and rock formations. It is not recommended for climbing, unless you know where to go so you will not leave deep footprints all over as the clay is really soft.

On Reykjanes peninsula, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge rises above sea level. The ridge, which stretches beneath the Atlantic Ocean from the Arctic to the Antarctic, is formed because the tectonic plates on either side are drifting 2 centimetres (0.8 inches) annually in opposite directions. Along the ridge, magma wells up, creating the longest mountain range on earth. The Reykjanes peninsula is in fact the only place on Earth where you can actually walk along the ridge, seeing up close how the forces of nature constantly create new land.

Check out:  Jökulsárlón, Ice Lagoon or glacial river lagoon

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