Ljósufjöll Volcano | John Seach



64.87,  22.23 W
summit elevation 988 m
Fissure vents

Ljósufjöll Volcano is located in western Iceland. It consists of a chain of cinder cones and lava flows.

Ljósufjöll is the largest volcano in the volcanic Snaefellsnes flank (non-rifting) zone of Iceland. Thirteen silicic eruptive units have been mapped at the volcano. The volcano contains rhyolite surrounded by subglacial and interglacial basaltic to intermediate
Pleistocene volcanics.

Ljósufjöll volcano is composed mainly of silicic lava which was formed in subglacial eruptions during the Pleistocene.

Ljósufjöll Volcano Eruptions

100,000 to 800,000 years ago.