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Sveifluháls Mountain Rig with Lake Kleifarvatn in the backgroun
Sveifluháls Mountain Rig with Lake Kleifarvatn in the backgroun

Sveifluháls is one of the largest multi-summit hyaloclastite ridges in the Geopark A lava flow formed it in a eruption in the year 1151 AD. In that year a 25 km long fissure opened obliquely across the Reykjanes peninsula. It is interesting for its variety of hyaloclastite formations; layered tuff, breccia and pillow lava. The rocks bear witness to interaction between magma, glacier ice and water.
Sveifluháls or Austurháls is 395 m high palagonite rigg in Reykjanesfjallgarð, west of Kleifarvatn. Steep hammers are down to Kleifarvatn. On the south and east site of the neck are high geothermal areas mainly at Krísuvík. The highest peaks at Sveifluháls are Hellutindar, Stapatindar og Miðdegishnúkar.

Nátthagi Wally with Stórihrútur Mountain in the back - Icelan
Nátthagi Wally with Stórihrútur Mountain in the back - Icelan

The winter is coming in Reykjanes and the first snowflakes have covered the mountain tops.
I really love this time of the year when you have good contrast between the Mountain tops and the Lowland so I went out with my Drone to see how it looked like.
The mountain in the end of the Nátthagi walleye is Stórihrútur and it is next to Fagradalsfjall. This view is in Reykjanes Peninsula
Langihryggur Mountain is to your right and Borgarfjall to the left

Snorrastaðatjarnir seen with bird’s eye. – Iceland
Snorrastaðatjarnir seen with bird’s eye. – Iceland

Snorrastaðatjarnir, or the Snorrastaða Ponds, is a spectacular place to observe bird migration during spring and autumn. This fertile and beautiful spot is shaped like a bowl. It lies just off the main road on your way to the Blue Lagoon, is a resting place for the thousands of birds moving between countries and continents. Part of the Nature Conservation Register, it has always been a popular picnic and outdoors area for people living in the towns around the Reykjanes Peninsula like Vogar.
Snorrastaðatjarnir has three major ponds that were all formed by rift valleys. Their biosphere is quite rich, and it is a rare child who doesn't love catching sand lances and water beetles in the pond.
The flora in this unique bowl in the middle of a lava field is quite diverse. It is heathery and sports a variety of moss species. You might even find candlesnuffer moss. Here you are also likely to spot endangered wildflower species, like blue moor grass and herb paris. This area is practically the only place on the Reykjanes Peninsula where you will find woods. The most prominent tree is birch, growing tall and straight as the area is sheltered beneath tall fault walls.

Sogasels ruins in the Sogasels Crater – Iceland
Sogasels ruins in the Sogasels Crater – Iceland

Ruins of a tuff huts, used for cattles during the summer time.
The shieling was located in a crater named Sogasels Crater in Trölladyngja Volcano and was used for cattles during the summer time. The opening turns south.
Sogaselsgígur is a gated slingshot hammer belt around the seal and therefore provides good restraint for animals. There are at least three old and very beautiful tuff huts inside the crater and one more is loaded on the northern side of the crater. One more tuff hut is outside the crater.
It is one of the most amazing secrets of the country. The tuff huts from Vatnsleysuströnd are located in the middle of the craters, Sogaselsgig. The crater is exceptionally beautiful and well-healed and has given the animals good shelter before the last phase of the trip, the Grænadyngja itself was devastated, and energy was collected.

Volcano Grænadingja in the morning twilight - Iceland
Volcano Grænadingja in the morning twilight - Iceland

Grænadyngja is a steep hyaloclastite mountain west of the Sog-geosite. It has the same geological features as Trölladyngja mountain. It is a geothermal site with volcanic fissures. From the fissures there have been various lava flows towards the west of the peninsula, including Afstapahraun (aa type)
Grænadyngja and Trölladyngja are commonly referred to as "The Sisters." Both mountains are geothermally very active. The surroundings is part of the Krísuvík Geothermal Area. Until 1975, there was no geothermal activity around the mountain, but a few years later things started to shift and change. Today Trölladyngja is geothermally very active. It is quite apparent in the colorful south side of the mountain and its surroundings.
Mt. Grænadyngja is a geosite in Reykanes Unesco Global Geopark along with Mt. Trölladyngja.

Volcano Grænadingja in the morning twilight - Iceland
Volcano Grænadingja in the morning twilight - Iceland

Grænadyngja is a steep hyaloclastite mountain west of the Sog-geosite. It has the same geological features as Trölladyngja mountain. It is a geothermal site with volcanic fissures. From the fissures there have been various lava flows towards the west of the peninsula, including Afstapahraun (aa type)
Grænadyngja and Trölladyngja are commonly referred to as "The Sisters." Both mountains are geothermally very active. The surroundings is part of the Krísuvík Geothermal Area. Until 1975, there was no geothermal activity around the mountain, but a few years later things started to shift and change. Today Trölladyngja is geothermally very active. It is quite apparent in the colorful south side of the mountain and its surroundings.
Mt. Grænadyngja is a geosite in Reykanes Unesco Global Geopark along with Mt. Trölladyngja.

Spákonuvatn
Spákonuvatn

Spákonuvatn witj KASE bag in front

Spákonuvatn with Volcano Keilir in the morning Twilight
Spákonuvatn with Volcano Keilir in the morning Twilight

The beautiful small lake, Spákonuvatn (The Fortunetellers lake), is south of the mountain Trölladyngja; a mountain everyone who arrives via the airport in Keflavík will see when driving to Reykjavík. The small lake is surrounded by geological wonders like Sogið. Although a short distance for Reykjavík and Reykjanesbær town it is place few people visit, so you can expcet a quite and peacful time visiting Spákonuvant. There are also interesting spots to visit nearby like Lambafellsgjá fissure, Keilir mountain and Djúpavatn lake. It is part of the backland and "wilderness" at Reykjanes Peninsula.

Sogin in the morning twilight - Iceland
Sogin in the morning twilight - Iceland

Sogin in the mountains of Reykjanes is an old almost cooled down geothermal valley where you still can see all the clay on the hill side. It’s not recommended to walk in the valley itself as the clay gets stuck under your sole. This is a beautiful hidden Gem. Reykjanes. Iceland

The Blue hour in the Highlands Sog geothermal area  - Iceland
The Blue hour in the Highlands Sog geothermal area - Iceland

Sog in the mountains of Reykjanes is an old almost cooled down geothermal valley where you still can see all the clay on the hill side. It’s not recommended to walk in the valley itself as the clay gets stuck under your sole. This is a beautiful hidden Gem. Reykjanes. Iceland