Our route takes us over some of
the older geological formations in Iceland. Here we have
stopped at a deeply dissected river valley in early Pleistocene
móberg rocks. Móberg is the Icelandic term for
subglacially erupted hyaloclastic deposits, which have become altered
and consolidated. The rocks have a distinctive brownish colour.
Steep- sided gorges like this beauty spot reflect the erosive power
of many subglacial jökulhlaup floods in the past.
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