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Kverkfjall, Island

27. September 2003, bearbeitet von Tinu
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Bilder einer Fahrt nach Kverkfjall. Die Bilder wurden 1997 aufgenommen.

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Herdubreid, a table volcano near myvatn in the north. Herdubreid is visible at the horizon.

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Kverkfjall, "the gate in the mountains", situated in the northern part of the Vatnajökull glacier. Here we start to a 8 hrs. walk on the glacier.

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Kverkfjall, 2 hrs. later and 1000m higher. We are near the highest point of the walk. This is a thermal active area, so there is no snow.

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Kverkfjall, about 1km away from the location shown in the picture above. A small lake with hot springs and a warm sandy beach is situated just next to the glacier. This lake is about 20-30 km from the location where 2 month later an eruption took place (see Eruption on Vatnajökull 96 at NORVULK).

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Kverkfjall. The same lake as above. Some hours ago there must have been some kind of eruption activity leaving this "carpet" of strange material floating on the lake.

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Kverkfjall. On the beach. The water level dropped during the activity mentioned above about 1 m leaving small blocks of ice on the beach.

The missing water by the way caused a flood in the north down the Jökulsa i Fjallum river.

 

 

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