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Mt. Mælifell on Mælifellssandur sand desert in the central highlands. The 791 meter (2.592 ft) high mountain is located close the the southern Fjallabak road. Dominating the horizon to the south is Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the home of the huge sub-glacial and much feared volcano Katla.

Nearby places: Rauðibotn, Hólaskjól, Eldgjá, Huldufjöll

Mt. Mælifell is only reachable on land by a 4×4 vehicle (or on foot) and the gravel road is most often wet and is sometimes completely flooded.

Iceland’s central highlands forms one of the largest area in Europe south of the Arctic Circle that has never been inhabited or cultivated.

The area is renowned for its unparalleled geology and geomorphology with pristine oases in the midst of an exceptionally contrasting landscape that is formed by a unique combination of fire and ice.