East of Reykjavik, Iceland lies the mountain, Hengill. Hengill was formed from a Palagomite tuff, it is a central volcano and has a giant magma chamber beneath it. When thick basalt lava flows cool, they form hexagonal cracks, called columnar joints. These can be found also in Ireland & Scotland.
Iceland is a captivating destination for any traveler. Volcanoes, glaciers, the wind and the sea merge to create a landscape that is like nowhere else on Earth. Whether you come for the eternal sun of summer or in search of winter’s Northern Lights nature is sure to put on a show. With a host of new low cost flight options from North America and mainland Europe there has never been a better time to visit. Here are a few tips to help you plan your first trip to the land of ice and fire.