Kerlingarfjöll (Woman- specifically Troll Woman- mountains) is the name of a range of volcanic mountains in the central highlands, located between the glaciers Langjokull and Hofsjokull. It is just to the east of the Kjolur (Rte 35) route, one of the cross-highland routes linking south and north Iceland. Located within the mountains is the largest (in area) geothermal region in Iceland, containing hotpots, steam vents and hot streams. This is despite the fact that overt volcanic activity in the region ceased many thousands of years ago. Below the mountains there is a hotel/resort where we stayed. This was originally built to serve a summer ski school (now closed) but now accommodates hikers in summer time and snowmobilers in winter time.
Keywords:Central Highlands, Iceland, Kerlingarfjoll, geothermal area, mountain resort