The bread baked on the upwelling line at Laugarvatn

On the division line between the N-American plate and the Eurasian plate lies the lake Laugarvatn in Southern Iceland. Baking bread in the sand at the side of the lake is an old tradition.


The bread has been in the boiling hot sand for 24 hours and is now fully baked.

The geothermal area is quite powerful. Look at the “border line” between the plates:


Clearly, this natural bakery is no usual place.

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The “border line” with Laugarvatn.


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