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"Dverghamrar, translating to "Dwarf Cliffs" in Icelandic, is a fascinating rock formation on the south coast of Iceland, not far from the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur . This horseshoe-shaped wonder is renowned for its hexagonal basalt columns and captivating folklore, making it a popular stop for travelers seeking a taste of Iceland's unique geology and rich cultural heritage. Dverghamrar's most striking feature is its dramatic cliff face. Formed millions of years ago during volcanic eruptions, molten lava flowed and eventually cooled. The unique contraction process during cooling resulted in the formation of these distinctive hexagonal basalt columns, a testament to the raw power and artistry of nature. Stacked on top of these columns lies another layer of cube-jointed basalt, adding another dimension to the visual intrigue. "
"So there are two ways to view this waterfall. First is on the left hand side of the road where you stop off real quick to take a picture. Second is just a bit further down on the road to the right. There's a parking lot where you get out and walk a very quick loop. However, at one part of the loop you can look up to see this waterfall in a very unique way! "
" I've never actually stopped here, but it looks so cool! I'm pretty sure you can walk back to the little waterfall."

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5 Days in Iceland for 350€, how is it possible? This map is massive and information intensive, and goes well beyond our 5 days. It contains more than 150 places all around Iceland and includes: - How to see and prepare for the Aurora Borealis - All the itinerary of our 350€, 5 days budget trip (note: flight was included in the price). - Must see natural wonders - Places for summer hiking / camping - Hostels and Guesthouses (for winter) - Grocery shops and supply stores - Game of Thrones locations The guide however, includes options for both Winter months to have a glimpse of the Aurora or Summer hikes to explore the highlands of Iceland. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Guide Contains the following sections: 1. Preparation 2. Northern Lights 3. Our 350€ Itinerary - Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 - Day 4 - Day 5 Extra: Ring Road - Nature (along the ring road) - Nature (summer crossing only) - Nice Viewpoints - Accommodation: Huts & Camping Grounds - Accommodation: BnB & Guesthouses - Game of Thrones Locations - Tiny Houses and Villages - Hot Springs & Beaches - Animal Colonies - Caves, Canyons & Ravines - Culture, Shops & Museums ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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