The Crater is boiling │ Iceland landscape photo

Documenting Iceland (2017)

by: Rafn Sig,-

The Crater is boiling. Perhaps it’s starting?
I try to come as often as I can to see what’s happening in this critical area and sometimes I really think it’s starting. The steam comes up from the Crater and the earth is hot. I can hear the hissssss all around me and I can feel how vulnerable I am if something would happen while I’m standing right in the middle of it all, but still. . . . I 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.

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