The Dyngjuhals is a wide ridge east of
Lakes Gaesavotn. It is about 20 km wide and continues to the north from the glacier's
edge all the way to the shield volcano Trolladyngja
(1460 metres). On
top of the volcanic ridge there are at least five crater rows side by side between 5 and 10 km long, making this
relatively small area the most volcanic in the country.
Lava flows from
those crater rows are found in the Vonarskard Pass in the southwest and along the glacial river
Skjalfandafljot towards northwest.
The 4wd track lies across it from west to east
and sometimes it disappears under slow melting snow patches, especially further east. They along with
the sometimes flooded areas east of the hill Urdarhals are the most difficult obstacles
en route. The highest point of the track across the ridge lies 1222 m
(4,032 feet) above sea level.
August 29th 2014 A fissure
eruption has started at Holuhraun lava North of
Dyngjujökull glacier in Vatnajökull glacier. No volcanic
ash has been detected with the radar system.
August 31st 2014. A small fissure eruption has started again in
Holuhraun lava North of Dyngjujökull glacier in Vatnajökull glacier.
The eruption site is outside of the glacier, the fissure is estimated
1.5 km long with lava flowing to northeast. No volcanic ash has been
detected by the radar system.
Alert Phase continues to be in effect Aviation color-code set by the
Icelandic MetOffice was raised over the eruption site from orange to
All airports, international and domestic, are open. Highland closures
remain in effect
September-October-November. Eruption are still in Holuhraun lava. The
lava contnues to flow to the east north east and has grown in area.
JOKULSA a FJOLLUM
28 Februar 2015.
The volcano has paused or the eruption in
Holuhraun is over.
25 km <Dyngjuhals> Kistufell