Illagil Canyon at Fjallabak Nyrðri │ Iceland Landscape Photography

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by: Rafn Sig,-


The Fjallabak Nature Reserve was established in 1979. The Nature reserve is 47.000 hectares and is over 500 meters above see level. The land is mountainous, sculptured by volcanoes and geothermal activity, covered by lavas, sands, rivers and lakes. The objective of Nature Reserve is to protect natural features so that forthcoming generations will have the opportunity to enjoy them as we do today.

Volcanic activity in recent times (last 10.000 years) has been restricted to a few northeast – southwest fissures, the most recent one, the Veiđivötn fissure from 1480, formed Laugahraun (by the hut at Landmannalaugar), Námshraun, Norđurnámshraun, Ljótipollur and other craters which extend 30 km, further to the north Eruptions in the area tend to be explosive and occur every 500 – 800 years, previous known eruptions being around A. D 150 and 900.

Because of the cold climate in the Nature Reserve the vegetation’s growing period is only about two moths every year and the formation of soil very slow. The soil is deficient in fully rotted and weathered minerals and is therefore rough and incoherent, furthermore wind and water transport is easily. Sandstorms, common in large parts of the area, as well as volcanic eruptions cover the Nature Reserve with . . . Get all the info about the place at: https://www.patreon.com/RafnSig

Check out:  Waterfall Canyon in the morning twilight


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