Hallarflot Arch 2

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Hallarflot Arch 2

Hallarflot Arch 2

NABSQNO 28W 411984 – 7275607

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”. 

A short side trail off the Big Circle Trail leads to two arches and is signposted as Hallarflot. 

The arch has a span of about 13 ft and a height of about 7 ft.