Green Moss at Eldvörp Craters │ Iceland landscape photo

Documenting Iceland (2017)

by: Rafn Sig,-

It doesn’t matter how often I come to the same places, I always see some new angles to shoot. This time I desisted to make the Green Moss dominant so it would lead us into the steam on the site of the crater. This steam is remarkable as it has been coming since 1240 AD and the moss is green all year round. I just LOVE it.

Eldvörp is a row of scoria and spatter cones formed in the Reykjanes Fires 1210-1240 AD in the Svartsengi volcanic system. The craters lie in a NE-SW trending row, extending from the south coast about 10 km inland, with the north end 2 km west of the Blue Lagoon. The lava emitted from the crater row is one of the most voluminous Holocene lava flows on the Reykjanes Peninsula, covering c. 20 km2.

Check out:  Nyrðri Eldborg Volcano seen from Ólafsskarðshnúkar

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