6. Eldvörp - crater row from 13th century A.D.

Eldvörp - crater row. Photo Ingibjörg Kaldal.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.

Magnús Á. Sigurgeirsson, 2010

 

 

 

Map of Eldvörp – crater row from 13th century  A.D.