Bláhnjúkur

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Bláhnjúkur
Bláhnjúkur.jpg
Bláhnjúkur, 2004
Highest point
Elevation940 m (3,080 ft)
Coordinates63°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
Naming
English translationBlue mountain
Language of nameIcelandic
Geography
Geology
Mountain typeVolcano
Climbing
Easiest routeHike

Bláhnjúkur is a volcano in the south of Iceland. Its height is 940 m.[1]

Its name translates to blue peak in English.[2] 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,[3] 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.

The best way to get to the peak is on road number F 208. The hike is considered easy and takes 1-2 hours round-trip.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bláhnjúkur – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering". Mountain Forecast. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Hiking Iceland: Bláhnjúkur". Out and About with the GeoKs. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Bláhnjúkur". Iceland Trails. Retrieved 20 September 2016.

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