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Geological Web Map

This webmap shows the ÍSOR geology maps of Iceland. The maps are available at two scales 1:600 000 for the whole of Iceland and 1:100 000 for Southwest and Northeast Iceland. Information about lavas and rock formations are available on the maps of Southwest and Northeast of Iceland in 1:100 000. In addition information about 95 geologically significant places can be found on the Geological Web Map.

Geological Map of Southwest Iceland 

Geological Map of Southwest IcelandIceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) has released an improved geological map of Southwest Iceland in the scale of 1:100 000. This is the second edition of the map, which was first published in 2010. In this version the geology has been updated and improved to reflect the new research in recent years. On the reverse of the map, 39 selected sites of interest are described, in both Icelandic and English. View the selected sites also on the Geological Web Map.
The map is based on several maps in 1:20 000 – 1:50 000 produced by ÍSOR and its forerunner for various customers. With the aid og geological mapping the maps have been simplified and revised. The oldest features shown are 4 million years in Mt. Akrafjall, Western Iceland and the youngest are from the Reykjanes Peninsula being erupted in 1210-1240 AC. Altogether there are about 160 lava flows on the map.

This new edition is compiled by Kristján Sæmundsson, Magnús Á. Sigurgeirsson, Árni Hjartarson, Ingibjörg Kaldal, Sigurður Garðar Kristinsson and Skúli Víkingsson.
Cartography by Guðrún Sigríður Jónsdóttir.
The project was supported by Reykjavík Energy.

Order or buy the map online. The link is to the webpage by bookseller Eymundsson.

 

Scale:1:100 000

Authors: Kristján Sæmundsson, Magnús Á. Sigurgeirsson, Árni Hjartarson, Ingibjörg Kaldal and Sigurður Garðar Kristinsson.
Prepared in: ArcGIS
Cartography: Guðrún Sigríður Jónsdóttir
Publishers/Copyright: @Iceland GeoSurvey. 2st. edition 2016
Printing:Oddi Printing Ltd.
The project was supported by Reykjavík Energy.
Map projection: Lambert Conformal Conic. Contour interval 20 m. Datum: ISN93. Lambert coordinates are shown with black lines and numbers. Latitude and longitude degrees and minutes are shown in gray on the frame.
Topography is listed on the printed map.


 

Geological Map of the Northern Volcanic Zone, Southern Part - Ódáðahraun 1:100 000

Geological Map of the Northern Volcanic Zone, Southern Part - Ódáðahraun 1:100 000This new geological map covers many of Iceland´s natural wonders, including the most recent lava flow, Holuhraun, erupted in 2014-2015. Subglacial formations and postglacial lavas with volcanic craters and fissures form the largest part of the map. A total of 90 volcanic lava flows were classified and divided into categories based on age and rock type. 
Other features of interest include, for example, the flood plains of Jökulsá River which provide evidence of catastrophic floods in the past. There are oases forming by cold springs and geothermal surface activity is widespread. In addition, fissures and faults characterize much of the landscape. The map gives the most accurate account to date of the geology of the area and shows it in greater detail than ever before.
 
This publication completes the geological mapping of the Northern Volcanic Zone in the scale of 1:100 000. The first one, of the northern part, having been published by ÍSOR in 2012.
 
The map is the product of several earlier maps produced by ÍSOR and its´ predecessor in several different scales. The maps were revised and new data acquired in the field.
 
 
 
Geological Map of the Northern Volcanic Zone, Southern Part - Ódáðahraun.On the reverse there are 23 images and text describing places of special interest. View the selected sites also on the Geological Web Map. 
Order or buy the map online. The link is to the webpage by bookseller Eymundsson.
Scale:1:100 000

Authors: Magnús Á. Sigurgeirsson, Árni Hjartarson, Ingibjörg Kaldal, Kristján Sæmundsson, Sigurður Garðar Kristinsson and Skúli Víkingsson
Prepared in: ArcGIS
Cartography: Guðrún Sigríður Jónsdóttir
Publishers/Copyright: @Iceland GeoSurvey. 1st. edition 2015
Printing:Oddi Printing Ltd.
The project was supported by Landsvirkjun (National Power Company of Iceland).
Map projection: Lambert Conformal Conic (ISN93). Contour interval 20 m. Datum: ISN93. Lambert coordinates are shown with black lines and numbers. Latitude and longitude degrees and minutes are shown in gray on the frame.
Topography is listed on the printed map.

 
 

Geological Map of Iceland. Bedrock. 1:600 000

Geological Map of Iceland. Bedrock.The geological map of Iceland illustrates the main features of the bedrock geology. Formations are categorised by age, type and composition. The volcanic zones of the country are emphasised and the distribution of recent eruption sites. The lava fields are divided chronologically into historic lavas, prehistoric Holocene lavas and late glacial lavas. The main sites of hot springs are indicated as well as major faults and fissures and many other things.
Iceland´s geologic history is described on the back cover of the map.

Scale: 1:600 000
Authors: Árni Hjartarson and Kristján Sæmundsson
Prepared in: ArcGIS
Cartography: Guðrún Sigríður Jónsdóttir
Printing:Oddi
Publishers/Copyright: © Iceland GeoSurvey. 1st edition, 2014

Geological Map of Iceland. Bedrock.Map projection: Lambert Conformal Conic (ISN93). Contour interval 100 m
Datum: ISN93. Latitude and longitude degrees are shown on the frame.

Topography is from the National Land Survey of Iceland, 1:50 000 (IS50V). Isobaths are from The Icelandic Coast Guard, Icelandic Hydrographic Service. Outlines of glaciers are from The Icelandic Met Office, margin 2000.

Text: Icelandic and English

The map is based on older maps:

  • Haukur Jóhannesson and Kristján Sæmundsson (2009). Jarðfræðikort af Íslandi. 1:500 000. Berggrunnur (1. útg.). Reykjavík. Náttúrufræðistofnun Íslands.
  • Haukur Jóhannesson and Kristján Sæmundsson (2009). Jarðfræðikort af Íslandi. 1:600 000. Höggun (1. útg.). Reykjavík. Náttúrufræðistofnun Íslands.
  • Kristján Sæmundsson and Haukur Jóhannesson (2006). Jarðhitakort af Íslandi. 1:500 000. (6. bráðabirgðaútg.). Reykjavík. Íslenskar orkurannsóknir.
  • Kristján Sæmundsson et al. (2010). Jarðfræðikort af Suðvesturlandi. 1:100 000. Reykjavík. Íslenskar orkurannsóknir.
  • Kristján Sæmundsson et al. (2012). Jarðfræðikort af Norðurgosbelti: nyrðri hluti. 1:100 000. Reykjavík. Íslenskar orkurannsóknir og Landsvirkjun.

Order or buy the map online. The link is to the webpage by bookseller Eymundsson.


Geological Map of the Northern Volcanic Zone, Iceland 1:100 000

Geologicla Map of the Northern Volcanic Zone, Iceland.The geological map covers the area from Öxarfjörður in the north to Fremrinámar in the south. The map shows the main geological features, the oldest being of Miocene age and the youngest from the Krafla fires in 1975-1984. The key tectonic features are shown along with the main deglaciational structures of the area. The map includes a total of 61 lava flows, which have been divided into 7 age groups with the aid of tephrochronology.
This map is the product of several previous maps in larger scales created by ÍSOR and its´ predecessor, for various customers but also applying simplified maps in smaller scales. These data were revised, and new data aquired in the field added.

On the reverse there are descriptions and photographs of the most important geological wonders of the area. View the selected sites also on the Geological Web Map.

Scale: 1:100 000
Authors: Sæmundsson, K., Hjartarson, Á., Kaldal, I., Sigurgeirsson, M. Á., Kristinsson, S. G. and Víkingsson, S.
Prepared in: ArcGIS
Project manager: Ingibjörg Kaldal
Geological Map of the Northern Volcanic Zone, Iceland.Cartography: Guðrún Sigríður Jónsdóttir
Publishers: Iceland GeoSurvey and Landsvirkjun
Copyright: © Iceland GeoSurvey. 1st edition, 2012
Printing: Oddi Printing ltd.
Map projection: Lambert Conformal Conic (ISN93). Contour interval 20 m
Datum: ISN93. Lambert coordinates are shown with black lines and numbers, and latitude and longitude degrees and minutes are shown in gray on the frame.

Topography  is from the National Land Survey of Iceland, 1:50 000 (IS50V) along with other data. Isobaths are from
The Icelandic Coast Guard, Icelandic Hydrographic Service (sea), Icelandic Meteorological Office and Mývatn Research Station (lakes)

Text: Icelandic and English

Referemces to the Map

Order or buy the map on line. The link is to the webpage by bookseller Eymundsson.