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lignite canyon

Surtarbrandsgil (e. Lignite canyon) was put on the Icelandic environment protection list as a natural phenomenon in 1975. The main reason for the protection was to pretect the fossils of the flora which was to be found in mud and lignite layers between the basalt layers. Thease plant fossils are from the tertier time.

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lignite canyon
GPS Points N65° 31' 31.965" W23° 15' 27.328"
Postal code

451

Road number

60

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