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"Ancient Lava Fields"

East of Myvatn, a troupe of oddly-shaped caves allude to a colossal volcanic eruption that occurred more than 2,300 years ago. The eruption left in its wake a ton of lava-laden craters that eventually solidified when the excess magma oozed out. These lava-formed fields are what constitute the Dimmuborgir today, appearing as remnants of a tumultuous geographical past. The word Dimmuborgir yields a bevy of translations such as 'Dark Cities', 'Dark Caves', and 'Dark Castles'. While one legend recalls that this was the site of the devil's landing after he was evicted from the heavens, another states that the caves of Dimmuborgir are home to the 13 Yule lads, or bearded trolls that feature in Icelandic folklore. Despite Dimmuborgir's association with the realms of the nether world, it forms a striking picture in Iceland's wild landscape.
Dimmuborgir, Reykjahlíð, Iceland
"Ancient Lava Fields"
East of Myvatn, a troupe of oddly-shaped caves allude to a colossal volcanic eruption that occurred more than 2,300 years ago. The eruption left in its wake a ton of lava-laden craters that eventually solidified when the excess magma oozed out. These lava-formed fields are what constitute the Dimmuborgir today, appearing as remnants of a tumultuous geographical past. The word Dimmuborgir yields a bevy of translations such as 'Dark Cities', 'Dark Caves', and 'Dark Castles'. While one legend recalls that this was the site of the devil's landing after he was evicted from the heavens, another states that the caves of Dimmuborgir are home to the 13 Yule lads, or bearded trolls that feature in Icelandic folklore. Despite Dimmuborgir's association with the realms of the nether world, it forms a striking picture in Iceland's wild landscape.
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