Hidden away from the highway within the stunning Berufjörður in East Iceland is a turquoise rock known as Blábjörg or Blue Cliffs.
Blábjörg cliffs are by the ocean by ring-road 1, however most individuals are unaware of this cliff and cross it. In my view, it’s effectively price it to cease and have a more in-depth have a look at it, particularly on a sunny day, when the colors of the cliff are vivid.
High picture: Blábjörg cliffs and Mt. Búlandstindur
Blábjörg is part of the Berufjarðar tuff and fashioned in a pyroclastic move in an enormous phreatic eruption that passed off right here some 9-10 million years in the past.
There may be very quick access to Blábjörg, however it isn’t simple recognizing it except you realize what you’re on the lookout for.
Blábjörg cliffs are large
Once I posted my images of Blábjörg cliffs on Fb individuals who reside in East Iceland did not find out about this blue rock. I first noticed it on Hit Iceland, and thus went on the lookout for it.
Once I was driving on this space I seen a wierd color within the mountain above Blábjörg, like a blue vein. It’s a huge layer of ignimbrite that results in Blábjörg cliffs.
So when you can’t discover Blábjörg search for a blue layer within the mountains.
Blábjörg cliffs – I at all times see a duck on this picture 🙂
Blábjörg cliffs have been declared protected in 2012 and rightfully in order they’re a pure phenomenon.
In my images, you possibly can see Blábjörg cliffs with the backdrop of Mt. Búlandstindur, which is a phenomenal pyramid-shaped mountain, 1069 meters tall.
In my view, and I do know that many individuals agree with me, Mt. Búlandstindur is amongst Iceland’s most stunning mountains, and the locals consider that it’s got supernatural powers.
The Berufjarðartindar mountain peaks
There are extra stunning mountains in Berufjörður, extraordinary actually, and as I really like superbly formed mountains then Berufjörður has change into considered one of my favorite fjords in Iceland.
I by no means tire of these superb mountains and pray for a transparent sky throughout my go to to the Eastfjords.
However as luck has it then most of the time the dreadful Austfjarðaþoka – the Eastfjord fog tends of creeping up on me.
That is my favorite mountain in Berufjörður
However we have been very fortunate in 2020 once we drove the ring highway 3 instances and it was heat and sunny virtually the entire time. So I managed to get some stunning images of the Eastfjords with a transparent sky.
My favorite mountain in Berufjörður is the mountain in my picture above. Its form by some means calls to me once I drive by it and I can’t hold my eyes off it.
Once you go to Berufjörður verify if it calls to you as effectively.
By Blábjörg cliff you will note a basalt dyke within the sea as in a number of different locations shut by
There are such a lot of issues to see and do on this space and when a relative of mine instructed me that there wasn’t a lot to see within the Eastfjords and that he principally simply drove by means of this space with out stopping I made an inventory for him with all of the stops that I discover attention-grabbing.
Because the Eastfjords are all however boring however dotted with small villages and hidden pure phenomena, one simply has to know what to search for 🙂 Right here is the primary a part of the checklist which I created for him:
East Iceland is dotted with stunning little Villages and Hidden Secrets and techniques – I can be writing about all these stops in different travel-blogs.
Right here is the situation of Blábjörg cliffs on Google maps.
Have a stunning time within the stunning Eastfjords of Iceland 🙂