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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05069

The low Budaklettur scoria cone on the east flank of Snæfellsjökull in western Iceland was the source of the Budahraun lava field, which forms a flat, low-lying peninsula.  The eruption occurred sometime between about 5000 and 8000 years ago.  Youthful, Holocene lava flows form much of the coastline surrounding Snæfellsjökull volcano. Photo by Richie Williams, 1981 (U.S. Geological Survey).

The low Budaklettur scoria cone on the east flank of Snæfellsjökull in western Iceland was the source of the Budahraun lava field, which forms a flat, low-lying peninsula. The eruption occurred sometime between about 5000 and 8000 years ago. Youthful, Holocene lava flows form much of the coastline surrounding Snæfellsjökull volcano.

Photo by Richie Williams, 1981 (U.S. Geological Survey).


Snaefellsjökull