Let’s continue last week’s post with more basalt structures. The place to be is Hljóðaklettar in the Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. To get there, you turn south on 862 a little west of Ásbyrgi. There are a couple of well marked trails in this area; today we follow the river north. The landscape is marked with distinctive humps
that consist of clusters of basalt columns.
How much time did it take to build all this? We humans are truly ridiculously short-lived.
Then there are also the half-humps, like split giant geodes.
The inside (i.e. the left side of the hump up above) shows more strange rock formations
that up close seem to look at us with mild disdain. Rightly so.