Icelandic Journals

August 11th, At Mr. Thorlacius' house at Stykkisholm

Steaming mudpots near Dettifoss

Steaming mudpots nearDettifoss‘… on the other side of the lake were a small pyramid and teeth of lava, that led up to a great low flat crater of grey sand some mile across; then came more teeth of lava and grey-green slopes that led up to the wretched drab waste of the sulphur fields tossed up into little cones: and so slopes of grey and burnt up to N[amafiall] again’ (IJ p 228)