Saturday 11 February 2017 The vast Eldhraum lava field is in the south of the Icelandic highlands and covers 600 square kilometres (232 sq. mi.). The eruption lasted from 1783 to 1784 and is known as the Skaftareldar and the Lakagigar craters were created during this period. It was a cataclysmic event not only for Iceland as it led to disease and crop failure but affected other countries due to the fallout of ash. It was interesting to see but not easy to photograph to give the real feeling of the vast expanse of the lava covered mosses. It is a fragile environment and is easily destroyed if walked on.