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Map of Iceland: geology

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This geological map shows the volcanic systems of Iceland and the general geology. See the key for details about the map. A simplified map showing the location of volcanoes mentioned in Tephrabase is also available from here.

This is a geological map of Iceland reproduced by kind permission of Landmælingar Íslands. This is a simplified map and includes details of active volcanic centres. The volcanic systems are also shown. For more information on maps in Iceland, including larger scale geological maps contact:

Landmælingar Íslands, Stillholti 16-18, 300 Akranes, Iceland



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