Iceland is a land that is still being formed because of the intense underground activity. In the past, people turned to science and the Church to understand this situation. Since they found no explanation there, they turned to the supernatural world.
Located just east of Foss á Síðu waterfall and northeast of the town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, there are two peculiar and very beautiful formations of columnar basalt. On top of the columns, there is a cube-jointed basalt and the landscape is thought to have been molded at the end of the Ace Age. Because of the higher sea level at that time, it is believed that the peculiar look of the rocks was caused by the waves.
Stopped by cold sea water, the bubbling hot lava condensed and the surface of the formation started cracking. Cracks then form horizontally and the extensive fracture network that develops results in the six-sided formation of the columns. When something like this happens, it attracts tourists from all over the world.
The name, Dverghamrar or Dwarf rocks refers to the many creatures that inhabit the Nordic legends, such as dwarfs and elves. These are the famous dwarf cliffs from the Sagnir fairytales.
One of the best mediums in Iceland, who is well-known for seeing all kinds of hidden people, has made a drawing of the dwarfs and you can see her drawing by the information sign.
Iceland is a very mystical place, its legends, its people, its landscape, all make for a unique experience. It is widely known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”, but truly Iceland escapes definition. Among the rocks, the caves and the cliffs of this island lay ancient magic, and there are a lot of mystical creatures who live there. Dwarf cliffs are just one of the many places where these Iceland’s ‘hidden people’ live.