Hljóðaklettar (North Iceland III)

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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

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that consist of clusters of basalt columns.

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How much time did it take to build all this? We humans are truly ridiculously short-lived.

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Then there are also the half-humps, like split giant geodes.

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The inside (i.e. the left side of the hump up above) shows more strange rock formations

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that up close seem to look at us with mild disdain. Rightly so.

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