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This is a picture of the solfatares in the Krafla area (Iceland). Scenes of unforgettable nature and geology of Iceland.

You cas see (bottom - up): the hot water coming from the solfatares i.e. water plus mud plus S2. Then you can see the young black lava and in the horizon the obsidienne mount of the past Krafla acid eruption.

Krafla is a volcanic system with a diameter of about 20 km in the north of Iceland in the Mývatn region. Its highest peak reaches up to 818 m.

Part of Krafla is f.ex. one of the two Víti craters of Iceland. The second one is part of Askja. The Icelandic word "víti" means "hell". In former times, people often believed hell to be under volcanoes. The volcano Hekla was also held for hell during the Middle Ages. The crater Víti near Krafla most recently erupted in 1976. In its center is a blue lake.

The Krafla area also includes Námafjall, an volcanic active area with hot springs.

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