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... But during the eruptions from 1975 to 1984 the temperature of the water rose to more than 50 °C, though the temperature is slowly decreasing and has fallen below 50 °C ...
A busy couple of days. We spent yesterday travelling along the southern coast of Iceland before turning inland and heading up into the mountains. The scenery was typically dramatic and surreal and clearly shaped by years of volcanic eruptions but was terribly beautiful in a rugged and wild way. There were mountain ranges (which I nicknamed the accordion ranges) which went on for miles and were strips of mountains one behind the other where you could see ...
... and the lake. The pseudocraters are apparently formed when lava passes over the water of the lake, the boiling water bursting through to create these formations.
After some more kilometres I get to the outlet of the river Laxa, and just as the old man in the campsite said, the flies here are ferocious, and about ten times as numerous as on the other side of the lake. This is a pity, as the scenery around here is beautiful, but whenever I get off the bike to take a ...
... seemed to go quite quickly. Since we arrived early, we dropped our bags at Hotel Laxa (nice modern place but out in the country so you need a car), The desk was very helpful with a local map and some highlights to take in. We skipped the ones down by Lake Myvatn as we had left our anti-midge head nets in the bags. Our first stop was the lava fields at Dimmuborgir where we did an hour loop hike.
Moving on to Hverir, ...
... tourist took our photo. Drove across the vast gravel plateau in the centre of the country where there wasn't even any grass - a barren moonlike landscape, flat & rocky with snow capped peaks far away. This strange area led us to the most amazing waterfall of Detifoss - Europe's most powerful & walking through the rocky path towards it you can see the mist & hear the roar long before you see the ...