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Hvannadalshnukur glacier, Iceland

By pdunstan_Greymoon    
Hvannadalshnjúkur, is the highest peak of Öræfajökull volcanic glacier in Vatnajökull National Park and the tallest mountain in Iceland.
Hvannadalshnúkur is a pyramid-shaped peak, that is covered in ice throughout the year. It can be seen from many parts of the country, particularly from the area between the towns of Höfn and Vík on the Ring Road that encircles the country.
It forms part of the crater around Öræfajökull, which conceals a particularly violent volcano. It had a massive eruption in 1362, destroying many farms and killing an unknown number of people. The lava wiped out every settlement around it, all the way to the shore, and pumice was so thick that it posed a huge risk to sailors. [from wikipedia]

Tags: Snow Ice Mountain Iceland Volcano National park Landscape and travel Mono conversion Volcanic landscape vatnajokull Hvannadalshnukur glacier

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15 Jan 2021 3:26PM
How on earth do you pronounce the name? Wonderful image caught by your lens. Debs
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10 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2021 3:46PM
Extraordinary scene an ocean of ice ... Very well seen.
Excellent work, Isabel GrinGrin
SOUL7 7 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2021 5:43AM

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