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Iceland

7.4 km (4.6 miles) S of Hvaleyri, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Approx. altitude: 121 m (396 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 64°S 158°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View east towards Helgafell and Bláfjöll #3: View south, Keilir to the southwest #4: View west towards local lava hill #5: Overview from a point about 250 m east of CP looking west #6: GPS #7: Open fissure in the lava field near CP #8: Aerial photo of snow covered lava fissures (7 Dec 2011)

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  64°N 22°W (visit #4)  

#1: View north towards Reykjavík, Akrafjall, Skarðsheiði (with snow) and Esja

(visited by Henrik Sunden)

24-Oct-2011 -- It was beautiful weather this day, so I decided to make an attempt on this CP. The main road from Hafnarfjörður to Krýsuvík runs about 1.8 km east of the confluence.

The land type is a 1000 year old lava field, rather uneven and with fissures. One of the bigger fissures seemed to be more than 10 meters deep, maybe much more. Vegetation is mosses and lichens, some grass and a few willow and dwarf birch bushes. I walked without any hurry, so it took me one hour 15 minutes to get there. Elevation is 123 m according to the GPS. The iron bar that Jón, the CP's first visitor, had put there had fallen. My GPS showed all zeros some 50 cm from the iron bar most of the time, so I put it up in the original hole.

On a flight over the area on 7 December, I took a photo of the snow-covered fissures just east of the CP. Terje's opinion that the area is unsafe in the winter seems to be confirmed.


 All pictures
#1: View north towards Reykjavík, Akrafjall, Skarðsheiði (with snow) and Esja
#2: View east towards Helgafell and Bláfjöll
#3: View south, Keilir to the southwest
#4: View west towards local lava hill
#5: Overview from a point about 250 m east of CP looking west
#6: GPS
#7: Open fissure in the lava field near CP
#8: Aerial photo of snow covered lava fissures (7 Dec 2011)
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