Mount Búrfell rises in the southwest of Iceland, in the lower reaches of the Þjórsárdalur valley. The 480-meter-high volcano, which was formed by lava spewing from a glacier, attracts attention with its unique shape, with a flat top and steep sides. The Þjórsá River, the longest river in Iceland, flows along the foot of the mountain, and the lava field spreads out, giving the area a mysterious beauty like the surface of the moon.
Highlands of Iceland
The land extending inland from Iceland at an altitude of over 400-500 meters above sea level is called the Highlands, and contains desolate rocky deserts where no grass or trees grow, as well as most of the glaciers that cover one-tenth of the country. The harsh, uninhabitable land is a treasure trove of spectacular scenery, including lakes and great valleys. The driving routes and hiking trails that open in the summer are popular with tourists.