Southwest Iceland landscapes
The next image shows a harbor just north of the town of Keflavík. The orange lighthouse that sits at the tip of the headland is clearly visible in the photograph.
This image shows Kleifarvatn, a large lake about 30 kilometers east of Keflavík. This lake sits on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. An earthquake in 2000 opened a fissure beneath the lake, and water began draining into the fissure like "water down the sink", with the water level dropping at a rate of about one centimeter per day. The water levels have since since stabilized, and the lake has begun to return to its former state before the earthquake. See this page for images of the fissure, and water flowing out of the lake into the fissure.
Photos taken: March 19, 2007
Photos by: dumbledad
Route: Keflavik, Iceland to London