Tjörnes

Peninsula between the bays of Skjálfandi and Öxarfjörður, with remarkable strata in the sandstone banks along its entire western shore. These contain lava, sediment from rivers, lakes and the seabed, and glacial moraine, with some lignite. They provide a continuous record of changes in climate, vegetation and marine life from the start of the Ice Age 3 million years ago, and well into the Tertiary period. The easiest place to approach the strata is on the south side of Hallbjarnarstaðaá river.






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