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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07743

An aerial view looking east down the Snaefellsnes Peninsula shows the Bláfeldarhraun lava flow in the foreground, which originated from a pyroclastic cone in the highlands.  The cone and flow are part of the Helgrindur (Lysuhóll) volcanic system, which consists of a chain of small alkali olivine basaltic cinder cones and vents along a WNW-ESE line cutting across the central Snaefellsnes Peninsula.       Photo by Oddur Sigurdsson, 1983 (Icelandic National Energy Authority).

An aerial view looking east down the Snaefellsnes Peninsula shows the Bláfeldarhraun lava flow in the foreground, which originated from a pyroclastic cone in the highlands. The cone and flow are part of the Helgrindur (Lysuhóll) volcanic system, which consists of a chain of small alkali olivine basaltic cinder cones and vents along a WNW-ESE line cutting across the central Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

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


Helgrindur