Skip to comments.Geology Picture of the Week, July 9-15, 2006: Svartifoss (Columnar Basalt and a Waterfall!)
Posted on 07/10/2006 9:17:23 AM PDT by cogitator
Continuing in an Icelandic waterfall vein (which I'll continue at least one more week), I discovered pictures of this one -- Svartifoss. Those of you who've been regulars for the Geology Picture of the Week know that I've got a lot of sub-interests, two of which are columnar basalt and waterfalls. Well, Svartifoss is two for the price of one! The picture is a nice artistic capture; there are numerous digital snaps of Svartifoss at various flow levels.
Svartifoss is located in the Skaftafell National Park. Map:
The linked page is where I found the map; it's got a Ring Road slide show of Iceland that might be of interest to anyone thinking about a trip. It'd be nice if I could be actually doing that...
And the tour has a preview of the waterfall I'll feature next week. Can you guess which one it is?
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Absolutely stunning photo. Thanks.
photos are the bomb!
Yes, if you ever get the opportunity, take a ring road tour of Iceland. It is even more amazing and beautiful than the pictures indicate.
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