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Þrihnjúkagígur Volcano

The mother of all magma chambers is no doubt Þríhnjúkagígur.

One of the largest of its kind in the world. Situated in the nationally protected ´Blue mountains´ mountain range, Þríhnjúkagígur was first explored in 1974.

Since then, despite the short distance from Reykjavik, only a handful of people have had the fortune of experiencing this this magnificent 4000 year old geological phenomenon first hand.

Þríhnjúkagígur is a massive vertical lava tube at the bottom of which lies a volcanic vault that could house a respectable roman cathedral. The distance from top to bottom is roughly the height of the Great Pyramid of Giza!

From the opening there is a sheer drop down a narrow conduit that gradually opens up to a gigantic cone-shaped dome the base of which is the size of a football field!

Descending into this spent magma chamber of a dormant volcano is truly an unforgettable experience. Not only is it the world´s only magma chamber that is safely accessible, but its natural beauty is staggering.

The inside of the volcano consists of a mosaic of lava formations displaying an other-worldly symphony of colours that only Mother nature could compose.

Seeing is believing!