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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07535

The Ljósufjöll volcanic system at the eastern end of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is composed of a group of cinder cones and lava flows erupted along short fissures on a roughly 90-km-long WNW-ESE line.  The crest of the Ljósufjöll range is seen here from the south with glacial moraines descending its flanks.  The latest eruption at Ljósufjöll post-dated the settlement of Iceland, and took place about 1000 years ago. Photo by Oddur Sigurdsson, 1983 (Icelandic National Energy Authority).

The Ljósufjöll volcanic system at the eastern end of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is composed of a group of cinder cones and lava flows erupted along short fissures on a roughly 90-km-long WNW-ESE line. The crest of the Ljósufjöll range is seen here from the south with glacial moraines descending its flanks. The latest eruption at Ljósufjöll post-dated the settlement of Iceland, and took place about 1000 years ago.

Photo by Oddur Sigurdsson, 1983 (Icelandic National Energy Authority).


Ljósufjöll