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Posted on 03/09/2009


Photo taken on March  9, 2009


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snow
winter
hiking
lava
Iceland
Búrfellsgjá
lava flow
cinder cone
lava channel


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Geology 101 straight ahead

Geology 101 straight ahead
Went hiking on Sunday morning in a place called Búrfellsgjá. It's a walk along a wide lava channel that was made by a lava flow from the cinder cone Búrfell. This place is a geologists dream ;o

This is the end of the lava channel, looking towards the cinder cone :o)

UPDATE: Thanks to Hafdís for providing me with the right names of things, i.e. Búfell is a cinder cone and Búrfellsgjá is a lava channel. The lava is 8000 years old!

Xiao Lin, *Rosi*, pakete, GiNa P. and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


22 comments - The latest ones
Dani Dani
Dani Dani
waw bellissimo contrasto tra la terra e ciello!!! magnifica foto!! brava:)
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Dani Dani
Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments Pipilina :o)
9 years ago.
Ester
Ester
Falleg byrtan og glæsilegt landslag, skemmtileg seria Begga
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Ester
Takk kærlega Ester, alltaf jafn gaman að fara í Búrfellsgjánna :o)
9 years ago.
Nada
Nada
nice one... you come and visit my country to warm up.. you poor dear getting so cold there
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Nada
Thank you Nada... I would love to visit your country and warm up right now! I love the sun and the warmth :D
9 years ago.
saltart
saltart
Wow! I like the landscape.
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to saltart
Thank you so much saltart... it's mainly very old lava that has come from the crater marked on the photo :o)
9 years ago.
Bärbel Arnold
Bärbel Arnold
wow. wonderful the sun who makes the scold scenery warmer !!
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Bärbel Arnold
Thank you so much Bärbel... the sun can work wonders! :o)
9 years ago.
Nadine
Nadine
Trés belle photo avec une lumière qui rend la neige comme du métal.
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Nadine
Merci beaucoup Nadine :o) The sun melts the top layer of the snow and then it freezes again creating this metal looking crust of snow... and yes, it looks beautiful in the sun :o)
9 years ago.
Merkisteinn
Merkisteinn
Flott, fæ heimþrá!
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Merkisteinn
Kannast við það... takk kærlega Kristinn :o)
9 years ago.
Lebojo
Lebojo
excellent ...
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Lebojo
Thank you Lebojo :o)
9 years ago.
astrale
astrale
superbe!
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to astrale
Merci Marie! :o)
9 years ago.