Icelandic landmarks to be protected

Famous Icelandic landmarks Dimmuborgir and Hverfjall, otherwise known as Hverfell, will be formally protected as a nature reserve from tomorrow.

The Dimmuborgir lava field and Hverfjall mountain will have their status upgraded at a celebratory ceremony tomorrow. The nature reserve status is intended to preserve the area’s truly unique geology for future generations. The area is equally popular among tourists and scientists. Both landmarks are on the shores of Lake Myvatn in northeast Iceland.

The Icelandic government has decided to devote ISK 5 million (EUR 30,150) to the project. The money will go on small infrastructure projects and improving ranger services.

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