The Brennisteinsfjöll volcanic system, located east of Kleifarvatn lake, consists of a series of NE-SW-trending crater rows and small shield volcanoes. [more]
Brennisteinsfjöll(Crater rows 626 m / 2,054 ft)
Fagradalsfjall(Fissure swarm 385 m / 1263 ft)
Fagradalsfjall mountain is a tuya that erupted during the last glaciation under the ice shield. The broader Fagradalsfjall volcanic system comprises an area of eruptive fissures (fissure swarm), cones and lava fields in the southern part of the Reykjanes peninsula.
Lava fountaining from the main vent of Fagradalfjall's eruption in May 2021 (image: Ronny Quireyns)
A stron... [more]
Krísuvík is a system of eruptive fissures, craters and small basalt shields in SW Iceland west of lake Kleifarvatn, one of the active fissure swarm systems that are arranged west to east on the Reykjanes peninsula. A large eruption occurred from the Ogmundargigar fissure in 1188.... [more]
Krísuvík(Fissure swarm 379 m / 1,243 ft)
Reykjanes volcano on the peninsula of the same name is a vast fissure system in SW Iceland. It is located where the Mid Atlantic Ridge emerges onto land.
Reykjanes(Crater rows 230 m / 755 ft)
It forms a vast area with many eruptive fissures, lava fields, hot springs and mud pools. In 2000, a large earthquake l... [more]