Bláhnjúkur

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Bláhnjúkur
Bláhnjúkur.jpg
Bláhnjúkur, 2004
Elevation 940 m (3,084 ft)
Translation Blue mountain (Icelandic)
Location
Bláhnjúkur is located in Iceland
Bláhnjúkur
Bláhnjúkur
Landmannalaugar, Iceland
Coordinates 63°58′36″N 19°04′05″W / 63.9768°N 19.0681°W / 63.9768; -19.0681Coordinates: 63°58′36″N 19°04′05″W / 63.9768°N 19.0681°W / 63.9768; -19.0681
Geology
Type Volcano
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Bláhnjúkur is a volcano in the south of Iceland. Its height is about 940 m.

Its name translates to blue peak in English. This comes from the blue-black colour of its sides. The colour is due to volcanic ash and lava flows.

The mountain is situated in Landmannalaugar, a natural park near Hekla. It lies next to the volcano Brennisteinsalda.

A hiking trail leads up to the top of the mountain from which, in good conditions, five glaciers are visible.

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