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This 1682 m high tuya (table volcano) rises approx. 1000 m above the surrounding lava field Ódáðahraun and is known as the Queen of mountains. It formed beneath a huge Pleistocene ice cap. The bright surface in the foreground reminds of the 1875 eruption of the volcanic system Askja, with widespread pumice falls.

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Tuesday 3 September 2019 by Martin Mergili in Europe / Iceland (104 visits)