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Kerlingarfjöll peaks.jpg
The peaks of the Kerlingarfjöll area, close.
Highest point
Elevation 1,477 m (4,846 ft)
Coordinates 64°39′N 19°15′W / 64.650°N 19.250°W / 64.650; -19.250Coordinates: 64°39′N 19°15′W / 64.650°N 19.250°W / 64.650; -19.250
Kerlingarfjöll is located in Iceland
Location of Kerlingafjöll within Iceland
Location Iceland

Kerlingarfjöll is a 1,477 m (4,846 ft)) tall mountain range in Iceland situated in the Highlands of Iceland near the Kjölur highland road. They are part of a large tuya volcano system of 100 km2 (39 sq mi). The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area, as well as red volcanic rhyolite stone the mountains are composed of. Minerals that have emerged from the hot springs also color the ground yellow, red and green.

The area was formerly known for its summer ski resort, but this was dismantled in 2000. From 2000 Kerlingarfjöll have been operated as a highland resort, offering accommodation and food services to the guests in the area.[1]

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  1. ^ "Kerlingarfjöll". Retrieved 2015-06-12. 

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