Dimmuborgir Arch

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Dimmuborgir Arch

Dimmuborgir Arch

NABSQNO 28W 412185 – 7275561

Less than a mile off the eastern shore of Lake Myvatn in north central Iceland lies Dimmuborgir. There a pool of lava about 1 miles in diameter formed during a volcanic eruption. High pillars of lava then formed when steam rose through the molten rock and cooled. This has left a dark satanic landscape which gives the area its name “dark cities” or “gloomy castles”. 

This arch is located on the Big Circle Trail, one of three trails in the area. Photographs of this arch appear on leaflets and posters of the area. 

The arch has a span of 15 ft and a height of 11 ft.