Berserker Lava Field

Halfway between Grundafjordur and Stykkisholmur is an enormous lava field created from an ancient lava flow from 3,000-4,000 years ago. Seemingly frozen in time, the elaborate shapes are blanketed in soft green moss, with vibrant hues of red and orange.

According to the Eyrbyggja Saga, a ‘berserker’ was promised the hand of a local resident’s daughter if he cleared a path through the lava field, but was instead rewarded with murder upon completion of the task.