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Kirkjugólfið (The Church Floor) is in the field just east of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. It's an approx. 80 m² expanse of columnar basalt, eroded and shaped by glaciers and waves. There has never been a church there but the plane looks as though it's man made. Columnar basalt is formed when lava flow gets cooled and contraction forces build up. Cracks then form horizontally and the extensive fracture network that develops results in the six sided formation of the columns. Kirkjugólf is a protected natural
monument.

source: www.klaustur.is

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  • Copyright: Leszek Stefaniuk (jabumbum) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 381] (1230)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2015-07-19
  • Categories: Nature
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2015-08-25 3:09
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