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Volcanoes outside rift zones in Iceland

The outposts of Icelandic volcanoes are arranged regularly.

The outposts of Icelandic volcanoes

Snæfellsjökull and Snæfell have the same distance from a central point. The peaks of the mountains are also on exactly the same latitude. On the NS-axis of the central point, the craters on the top of both Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull are found. North of there, Drangey island is also a volcanic formation of the old Skagafjörður Rift Zone. On the same NS-axis, there is a point of the center of the Icelandic platform. Another NS-axis can be traced through Öræfajökull. Öræfajökull is the highest volcano, marking the southern end of a volcanic belt, very similar to the Snæfellsnes Volcanic Belt, and the ends of the two volcanic belts are Snæfellsjökull and Snæfell. Thereby, the outposts of Icelandic volcanoes can be said to be knitted to each other.

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