Extensive uninhabited area stretching inshore east of Vatnajökull glacier, with dramatic mountains gouged out by gullies and chasms. Vegetation is fertile and the landscape is richly coloured, dominated by rhyolite, and minerals are found in many places. Reindeer frequently enter Lónsöræfi from their habitat in the interior. A very interesting place to hike, with a hut on the route from Kollumúli to Snæfell. Protected area since 1977.

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