Friday, June 6, 2014


Landmannalaugar is a region near Hekla, one of Iceland's volcanoes, located in the southern region of Iceland's highlands. It is very popular amongst tourists, hikers, and photographers because of the large lava fields and multicolored rhyolite mountains. These mountains display colors like pink, green, blue, yellow, purple, brown, white, and black. Rhyolite is an igneous, volcanic rock that varies in texture. This region is most popular during the summer months because the main road through the area is closed at that time. Hikes vary from one hour to four hours and even up to three to four days hiking the Hekla volcano. There are also geothermal hot springs in the area which are very popular as well. Other activities include Icelandic horse back riding and Arctic Char fishing, a type of cold-water fish. During the summer, when this area is very popular, the Mountain Mall is open. The Mountain Mall is an eco-friendly American school bus from the '70s that sells groceries and objects useful for camping.

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