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The mystery of the Snaefell mountains

There are two Snæfells in Iceland. One is known as Snæfellsjökull on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the other is Snæfell north of Vatnajökull Glacier. Those two mountains represent the two extremes to the West and East of Iceland, and they are exactly on the same latitude. The distance from those two mountains to Hekla is exactly the same! Can that be explained? The answer is yes, it can be explained rather easily. This mirror effect of landscape is quite extraordinary, but examples like this one make it easier to explain the magma current under the crust of Iceland. Try to have a look at these two mountains on Google maps and compare them 🙂

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