Day 8 – Tour 3 & Day 2 – Tour 4

Heading into the interior to Kverkfjoll through lava deserts and to a remote village.

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Kreppa river – is a short tributary of the 206 kilometres long Jokulsa a Fjollum.  Flood water from Kverkfjokull.

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Odadahraun   lava field half the size of Yorkshire 2600 square miles it is known as the desert of miss deads lives under the rain shadow of vatnajokull, there is also a view of dyngjufjoll (pronounce ding you felk) mountain range – this houses askja volcano.  Black gravel and pebbles (grjot pronounced gree ow) – from eruptions from Trölladyngja (pronounce tro ulk a ding yer) is the biggest of the Icelandic shield volcanoes, reaching a height of 1,468 metres (4,816 ft) above sea level, and rising almost 600 metres above the surroundingdesert and lava fields.

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Kverkfjoll (nook mountain)  last erupted May 23rd 1968 a VEI ‘1’ Gentle.   It is classed as dormant at the moment it has a glacier that splits the mountain region north-south and can be seen for miles.

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