The mountain range KverkfjÃ¶ll (1,764 m) is situated on the north-eastern border of the glacier VatnajÃ¶kull in Iceland. With their glacier KverkjÃ¶kull, they are to be found between the VatnajÃ¶kull and the DyngjufjÃ¶ll (s. Askja). The mountains are still active volcanoes. Especially around 1720, they were often erupting and causing glacier runs.
Under the mountains, there is a very large, very hot magma chamber which leads to the originating of glacier caves. Currently, they cannot be visited because of the risk of collapse. There is a warning sign at the "parking place" near the caves.
In a certain distance, there are the hot springs of Hveradalir.
The oasis Hvannalindir lies between the KverkjÃ¶ll and Askja.
The Holuhraun lava field is approximately 10Â km (6.2Â mi) to the north-west of KverkfjÃ¶ll. The main volume of the JÃ¶kulsÃ¡ Ã¡ FjÃ¶llum river flows from the KverkfjÃ¶ll area.
- Glaciers of Iceland
- Iceland plume
- List of lakes of Iceland
- List of volcanoes in Iceland
- Volcanism in Iceland
- KverkfjÃ¶ll - picture gallery from islandsmyndir.is
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