T. Michael Redmond | Kerlingarfjöll
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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.
Gygjarfoss falls on F338 road into KerlingarfjollKerlingarfjoll Mountain ResortKerlingarfjoll Mountain Resort: Main lodge and new hotelOur humble abode, on leftGlacial river flowing from Hofsjokull glacierKerlingarfjoll Mountain Resort campgroundField of CottongrassScheuchzer's CottongrassJulia on bridge to Hveradalir trailKerlingarfjoll Mountain ResortOn the moraines headed to the hillsMt. Hveradalahnjukur and Mt. MænirMt Hrútfell and Langjokull glacierUp and upDirections

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Keywords:Central Highlands, Iceland, Kerlingarfjoll, geothermal area, mountain resort