Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05768
The classic Icelandic shield volcano Skjaldbreiður, seen here from the W along Route 52, formed about 9,500 years ago during a long eruption in the southern part of the Oddnyjarhnjukur-Langjokull volcanic system in central Iceland. It produced 17 km3 of basaltic lava flows and is capped by a small 300-m-wide summit crater.
Photo by Richie Williams, 1981 (U.S. Geological Survey).
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