Leirhnjúkur Lava Field

Leirhnjúkur Lava Field

Leirhnjúkur is a volcanic area in the north of Iceland, near Myvatn, just off the Ring Road, with black and red lava fields, bubbling mud pools and volcanic craters. It is an amazing site. The last volcanic eruption took place in 1984 and some sections of the lava field still give off steam. Upon returning home I realized that I didn't explore the entire area. I guess I have to go back one day.

Leirhnjúkur Lava Field
The amazing Leirhnjúkur Lava Field
Leirhnjúkur Lava Field
Colourful volcanic rocks at the Leirhnjúkur Lava Field
Leirhnjúkur Lava Field
A volcanic crater at the Leirhnjúkur Lava Field
You can tell that the lava was moving when it slowly cooled and solidified
Leirhnjúkur Lava Field
The same volcanic crater from a different angle
These rocks are only a few years old and quite brittle
Leirhnjúkur Lava Field
Amazing rock formations at the Leirhnjúkur Lava Field