Mænir ring

A day trip, intended for more demanding hikers, which goes through two of the main geothermal fields of Kerlingarfjöll. From part of the route one has a excellent view over the area between Kerlingarfjöll and the Langjökull Glacier, with the Columnar rock of Kerling (old lady) in the foreground.  This trip does not only offer interesting visit to two picturesque geothermal areas, it also offers opportunity to see how the landscape of Kjölur bears the characters of a landscape on the edge of a tectonic plate.