Maelifell Volcano Overview

Rising to a height of about 200 meters above its surroundings, Maelifell is Iceland’s most prominent volcanic peak. The volcano was formed over 10,000 years ago, when the glaciers had retreated at the end of the Ice Age. Surrounded by pristine rivers and little glacial hills, the sight commanded by Maelifell is magnificent. In fact, the volcano stands out for its vivid green color in summer, which starkly contrasts against the deep black sand beaches that surround it, making it one of the most beautiful places to visit in Iceland.

Southern Iceland 

Best time to visit:
Between June and August, during the warmer summer months

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