Soil Resources of European Volcanic Systems

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ICELANDIC MEETING 25-29 june. 2003

Program Abstracts Excursion Pictures Participants Invited speakers



 June 4.  Arrival in Keflavik, transport to Akureyri, North Iceland.  Important that all arrive in the afternoon or earlier.

 June 5.  Meeting in Akureyri.

 June 6.  Travel from Akureyri to Hallormsstadur (Eglisstadir) over the Mid-Atlantic rift-zone.  Histic Andosols, Brown Andosols, desert Vitrisols, volcanic- and glacial geology.

 June 7.  Meeting at Hallormsstadur

 June 8.  Meeting in morning.

Transport to Reykjavik in afternoon

Beginning of post-meeting excursion


The trip takes participants from East Iceland south of Vatnajökull glacier (largest glacier in Europe) to the Southern lowlands and to Reykjavik.  Covers old Tertiary terrain with deeply dissected colorful central volcanoes and magma chambers, to the glacial flood plains and active volcanic belt in the South.

 June 8.  Hallormsstadur to Djupavik (South-East).  Tertiary landscapes, deep colorful valleys.

 June 9.  Djupavik—Hörgsland (South, near Skaftafell National Park).   Deep valleys, Vatnajökull glacier, floodplains.

 June 10.  Hörgsland—Höfðabrekka (South, near Vík).

Huge floodplains and active volcanism.

 June 11. Höfðabrekka—Reykjavik.

 Number of participants is limited to about 40 people.

Last modified 10 November 2003 by EG