Svartinúpur (“the black peak”) was a heathland farm in Skaftártunga which was abandoned during the eruption of Katla in 1918. Svartinúpur was about 273 m above sea level, whereas very few Icelandic farms have actually been higher than 100 metres above sea level. The farm was south of Snartinúpur, colloquially called “The Peak”, from which the farm derives its name. There are peculiar, sheer, fine-grained basalt cliffs. The Skaftá River falls right to the east of the peak. Not far from Svartinúpur, there are two mounds, Framri-Hran and Ytri-Hrafn; Together, they’re called Hrafnar, or Ravens.

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