The mountain range Kverkfjöll (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈkʰvɛr̥kˌfjœtl̥]; 1,764 m) is situated on the north-eastern border of the glacier Vatnajökull in Iceland. With their glacier Kverkjökull [ˈkʰvɛr̥kˌjœːkʏtl̥], they are to be found between the Vatnajökull and the Dyngjufjöll (s. Askja). The mountains are still active volcanoes. Especially around 1720, they were often erupting and causing glacier runs.
|Elevation||1,764 m (5,787 ft)|
Under the mountains, there is a very large, very hot magma chamber which leads to the originating of glacier caves. Currently, they cannot be visited because of the risk of collapse. There is a warning sign at the "parking place" near the caves.
The oasis Hvannalindir [ˈkʰvanːaˌlɪntɪr̥] lies between the Kverkfjöll and Askja.
- "Holuhraun". Nordic Adventure Travel. Retrieved 2014-08-30.