"B˙­ahraun - lava field by B˙­ir." Top 5 Page for this destination SnŠfellsnes- og Hnappadalssřsla Things to Do Tip by Regina1965

  The golden beaches by B˙­ahraun lava field
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      Lava formations in B˙­ahraun lava field.
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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.
Website: http://hotelbudir.is/Overview/

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  • Updated Oct 2, 2010
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