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B˙ahraun lava field is one of many lava fields on the SnŠfellsnes peninsula. But the area here is so beautiful and stretches over a vast area and straight down to the ocean with golden sands, so this makes up for a very interesting walk. I walked there during a heat-wave - it was 20 degrees C and sunny :)
The lava field is vast, ca 915 hectares and 8000-5000 years old. There is a volcano in the middle of the lava field called B˙aklettur or B˙a-rock.
This is an extraordinary lava field in that there is so much vegetation here and a lot of ferns. There is a path leading through the lava, stick to it as this is a dangerous area, like all the lava fields, as there are fissures and holes all around, some visible others covered in vegetation or moss.
B˙ahraun lava field is declared as a protected area.
There is a lovely hotel here called Hotel B˙ir and a church, B˙akirkja from 1848. I know of one VT-member who has stayed there and loved her stay :) I will add the link to the hotel.
Directions: From road 54 driving west turn left for B˙ir. It is just a short distance from the main-road.
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