Monday, August 3, 2009

Day 57, Iceland

Okay, would anyone like to visit Iceland.......??

It is certainly a land of contrasts.....volcanoes, glaciers, geysers,
Hey Sita, there is Mývatn, a shallow eutrophic lake situated in an area of active volcanism in the north of Iceland.
Yeah, its on the tentative lists of UNESCO WHS.

The lake was created by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago, and the surrounding landscape is dominated by volcanic landforms, including lava pillars and rootless vents (pseudocraters).
The effluent river Laxá is known for its rich fishing for Brown Trout and Atlantic Salmon.
The name Mývatn is sometimes used not only for the lake but the whole surrounding inhabited area.
The River Laxá, Lake Mývatn and the surrounding wetlands are protected as a nature reserve (The Mývatn-Laxá Nature Conservation Area).

Hmm, no one interested in stopping...OK, we will move on.....

No comments: