Hiking Trail at Fáskrúðsfjörður

 Hiking trail Mt. Sandfell

A rhyolite mountain (743m) south of Fáskrúðsfjörður. It is one of the most typical examples of laccolith in Iceland. On the south side of the mountain it is possible to see how laccolith has lifted the basalt cover over itself. The laccolith is considered to be 600m thick, and one of the best examples from the tertiary period found in the northern hemisphere. A very enjoyable and beautiful walking trail leads up Mt. Sandfell, which takes 2-3 hours.






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