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verfjall (also known as Hverfell) is a tephra cone or tuff ring volcano in northern Iceland, to the east of Mývatn.

It erupted in 2500 BP in the southern part of the Krafla fissure swarm. The crater is approximately 1 km in diameter.

Tephra has been carried from Hverfjall all over the Lake Myvatn area. A landslide apparently occurred in the south part of the crater during the eruption, which accounts for the disruption to the round shape of the mountain. During the Age of Settlement, lava flowed from Svortuborgir, at the southern end of Namafjall, around Hverfjall, which was nearly engulfed by the lava. At the same time an eruption occurred in the slopes above the valley of Hlidardalur


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Imágenes cercanas en Iceland


A: Hverfjall Iceland

por David Rowley, 490 metros de distancia

verfjall (also known as Hverfell) is a tephra cone or tuff ring volcano in northern Iceland, to the e...

Hverfjall Iceland

B: Hverfjall crater - Island

por Henry Graffmann, 550 metros de distancia

Hverfjall crater - Island

C: Dimmuborgir - Kirkjan Cave

por Radoslav Kocián, a 2.7 km.

Dimmuborgir -  Kirkjan Cave

D: Grjotagja hot water lava cave in Iceland, near lake Myvatn

por jeremie francois, a 3.1 km.

Bathing here seems somehow possible (I did it), but don't stay too much in the water if you're not us...

Grjotagja hot water lava cave in Iceland, near lake Myvatn

E: Horses Near Myvatn

por David Rowley, a 4.6 km.

Photographer’s Notes:One of the panoramic pictures I really wanted to get while in Iceland was one th...

Horses Near Myvatn

F: Iceland - Námaskarð

por Henry Graffmann, a 4.7 km.

Geothermal Field in the north of Iceland. Fumes come out of the mountain and the sulphur creates grea...

Iceland - Námaskarð

G: Hverarond Geothermal Area

por Marek Koszorek, a 4.8 km.

Hverarond Geothermal Area

H: Steam Vents Hverarond

por Marek Koszorek, a 4.8 km.

Steam Vents Hverarond

I: Fumarole at Hverarönð geothermal area (Iceland)

por Jürgen Matern, a 4.9 km.

Hverarönð is a geothermal area east of the mountain Námafjall in the north of Iceland. It is part of ...

Fumarole at Hverarönð geothermal area (Iceland)

J: Myvatn Lake from Hofdi Park

por Marek Koszorek, a 4.9 km.

Myvatn Lake is one of the most iconic places in Iceland, glacial water colectet in former lava lake c...

Myvatn Lake from Hofdi Park

Este panorama fue tomado en Iceland, Europe

Esta es una vista general de Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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