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Glacier marginal environments of Solheimajøkull. Photo: Oddur Sigurdson, Iceland GeoSurvey.

The Geology of Iceland

Field guide (PDF 12.99 Mb)

Leaders:  Organizing committee: Hreggviður Norðdahl, Ólafur Ingólfsson, Olgeir Sigmarsson, Grétar Ívarsson, Helgi Björnsson, Ragnheiður Ólafsdóttir, Sigurrós Friðriksdóttir, Bjarni Richter

Purpose: The aim of the excursion is to give participants an insight into the fascinating geology of Iceland - a high-latitude volcanic island situated across a rifting plate boundary. The excursion route will be in Southwestern and Southern Iceland, and will focus on rift tectonics and volcanism and glaciers and glaciations through time. Volcanic and glacial/subglacial landscapes will be studied, as well as geothermal fields, geysers and high-energy fluvioglacial and coastal environments. The excursion coverage will be general in nature, suited for earth scientists of varying backgrounds, but there will be a strong emphasis on what makes Icelandic geology so unique - the interaction of ice and fire through time.

FACTS
Excursion no. 5a
START/END: Reykjavik/
Reykjavik, Iceland
DURATION: 7 days
TIME: 28 July - 4 August
Fully booked
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