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Caves

In the iceland lava which covers about 11% of the country there are about 600 caves known. Surtshellir in Hallmundarhrauni is the first known lava cave in the world to have been mapped. That was done be the pioners Eggert Ólafsson and Bjarni Pálsson in the year 1756.

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