At the end of Eldgjá (1706)

At the turning point of the Eldgjá hike. Shortly before, you walk over black tuff, which stands in stark contrast to the otherwise predominant moss up here. On the path across the tuff field, you can only guess at the edge of the fault, but looking back here you can see it very clearly. Where the track meets the edge diagonally, the hiking trail descends. Over a loose tuff slope, you slide down into the valley rather than taking a controlled step.

However, if you want a perfect view of the Eldgjá, you can hike another 1–2 km and see the whole valley in front of you. Unfortunately, we had a fine drizzle and wind from the west, so we didn’t enjoy it and started our way down here.

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