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Londrangar, Hellnar

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Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
The Lóndrangar are a pair of rock pinnacles in Iceland. They are volcanic plugs of basalt, that have been hewn out from softer surrounding rock by erosion. At 75 and 61 m tall, they are a singular sight, rising above and outside the ocean front due east across from Malarrif and some 10 km from Hellnar, on the southern coast of Snæfellsnes peninsula. History has it that the taller of the cliffs was ascended in 1735, while the smaller one was not climbed until 1938.
The Lóndrangar are remnants from a bigger crater which has mostly eroded away. It is reckoned that the rock in the slopes of nearby Svalþúfa is an isolated part of the original rim around the crater itself, with the rest eroded away by the sea. There are many bird nest s in the steep slopes of the twin towers and birds which can be observed are black-legged kittiwake, common murre, puffin and northern fulmar. At one time the coastal area around Lóndrangar, Drangsvogur, was used for the landing of fishing vessels with up to 12 fishing boats making use of it as a natural harbor.
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  • The Londrangar Basalt Cliffs are the remains of a crater which has been eroded to its present form by the sea. Nice walk along the cliffs with several viewpoints from which you can see the famous...  more »
  • Lóndrangar are two huge pillars close to the sea and looking as they are emerging from water, located in the southern part of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, in Western Iceland. The guide from the close...  more »
  • Lovely coastal walk. We parked by the visitor centre and there are toilets facilities in there. Great place for bird watching.
  • Excellent place to see the birds, make sure to visit the tourist information centre and beach nearby. There is a free guided walk with a ranger at 13:00.
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