Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Climbing Keilir

Taking advantage of a brief spell (two hours!) of good weather, I accepted Ari Trausti Gudmundsson’s kind invitation to join him on a hike to climb Mt Keilir (a cone shaped volcano easily seen when traveling between Keflavik and Reykjavik)....

As is usual in hikes led by Ari Trausti, I learned a lot about the geological history of the area. The icing on the cake was the visit to a nearby hill that straddles a fissure that literally splits the mountain. The result is a spectacular path that cuts through the mountain. Many in Reykjavik don’t know about these gems nearby.