The North Sights

Dimmuborgir (Dark Cities)

  • Geological Site

Published 09/28/2015

Fodor's Review

Southwest of Hverfjall is this mesmerizing lava field known as Dimmuborgir, or "Dark Castles," a labyrinth of tall and twisted formations where you can choose between short and longer signposted routes through the eerie yet enchanting landscape. Best views are available in September, when the fiery reds and oranges of the dwarf birch trees contrast brilliantly with the jagged black peaks, crags, and crevices within.

Sight Information

Address:

Mývatn, Northeast, Iceland

Phone:

/464–4390

Published 09/28/2015

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