The cool air even at the height of the short Northern summer, transparent glacial water, the spectacular scenery of the Icelandic plateau will appear before the traveller at strict beauty of the Northern nights. In Akureyri, the second largest city in Iceland, with a population of only 16 thousand people, there is an interesting exercise as connoisseurs of the history of Scandinavian countries, as well as eternal pilgrims, travelling the globe in search of unexplored corners of nature. For historians will be valuable going to the Akureyri Church. and for sportsmen — acquaintance with incredibly deep lake Eskuvo.
Nature – the main wealth of Iceland
A little known cruel nature of Iceland, especially the part located beyond the Polar circle, where is the town of Akureyri: a long winter, summer is fleeting and dormant volcanoes. On one of these volcanoes and settled a volcanic lake Eskuvo.
The volcano Askja, which is a lake, is an active stratovolcano, is located in the center of the Iceland plateau in the national Park Vatnajokull. The volcano height is 1510 meters above sea level. After a huge eruption in 1875 the volcano’s Caldera was formed at the same time two lake Viti and Esquevin. The difference to honey them Continue reading
Most people have a vague understanding of the difference between the lake and the sea due to the historically-established names of the Caspian, Aral and Dead sea, actually being lakes, and lake Baikal, which the locals proudly call the sea, shocked by his size and magnificence.
The lake is a closed depression in the earth’s continental crust, which is filled with water. Lake waters belong to the land, along with rivers, swamps, glaciers and groundwater. A leader in the parameter area in the world is the Caspian sea, there is no depth of the reservoir equal to the Baikal. He is a key reservoir of fresh water for humans.
Lake classification is a consequence of how the lake deepening. Highlights – this is a tectonic lake that was the result of discontinuous horizontal or vertical movements of the earth’s crust. Over time, the fracture gap is filled with water. Thus was formed the lake Baikal, African lakes Nyasa and Tanganyika. With the lowering part of the continental plate due to the emergence of the Caspian and Aral seas.
Lakes are formed when the rock-fall. Thus perevarivaetsya the river bed, necessarily flowing in a mountain valley. A huge number of such lakes in the Pamir and in mountains of Asia Minor. Continue reading
The volcano Kelimutu (Kelimutu) height 1639 meters, located on the Indonesian island of Flores, known for crater lakes, from time to time changes color. Natural reservoirs in which are dissolved various minerals that change color every few years, becoming turquoise, red, brown, green or black. While colour transitions occur independently from each other, which strengthens the faith of the locals in the supernatural origin. According to ancient myth, in the lakes of Kelimutu find peace and shelter the souls of the dead.
Tourist route along the crater Kelimutu on Flores island, Indonesia // Baktiar. Flickr
Overnight in the village of Moni (Moni) closest to the Kelimutu crater locality, you should book in advance, especially during peak dates (July and August). The guest house, as a rule, arrange shuttles to the lakes for an additional fee. To see the sunrise on the volcano, to leave Moni stands no later than four in the morning. This is the best time for visitation is not so much because the sun-drenched spectacular scenery, but because of the weather conditions: in the afternoon the lake is often hidden by dense fog. For walking, you should choose warm and good protection from wind clothes and take a torch, water and snacks. However, early in the morning the locals on the trail, preparing tea and coffee Continue reading