Breiðdalssetur in Breiðdalsvík has published a book about the geology in the Eastern Region of Iceland. This book is in English and the principal author is the geologist Martin Gasser, who worked in Breiðdalssetur in 2012 – 2017. Co-authors are Christa Maria Feucht, formerly the Director of Breiðdalssetur, and four well-known Icelandic geoscientists.
The book is of an academic nature but its content is easy to understand and accessible to all those who are interested in the geology of the Eastern Region. It has 154 pages and includes many pictures and diagrams, about 190 in total.
The book is intended as a guide for everybody who wants to get in touch with the geological marvels of East Iceland. Twenty-six readily accessible sites close to the road are portrayed in detail, from the very roots of long gone volcanoes up to the active rift in the eastern highlands.
East Iceland offers a unique view deep into earth´s oceanic crust as it was formed before Iceland became glaciated.