Dritvik labyrinth

The Dritvik labyrinth is a unique rock formation located on the coast of the Snaefellsnes peninsula in Iceland.

Dritvik labyrinth

The Dritvik labyrinth is a unique rock formation located on the coast of the Snaefellsnes peninsula in Iceland. It is a large, circular pattern of stones that covers an area of approximately 80 meters in diameter.

The Dritvik labyrinth is a man-made structure, although its exact purpose and origin are still shrouded in mystery. It is thought to date back to the Viking Age, around 1000 years ago, and may have served as a ceremonial or religious site for the people who built it. According to earlier investigators there were at least four pre-modern labyrinths in Iceland. However, the Dritvik labyrinth is the only one that remains.

The labyrinth is composed of a series of concentric circles made up of small stones, which are arranged in a complex pattern that creates a maze-like pathway. The center of the labyrinth is marked by a larger stone that is surrounded by a circle of smaller stones.

The Dritvik labyrinth is situated in a beautiful and remote location, with views of the dramatic coastline and the nearby Snaefellsjokull glacier. It is a popular destination for hikers and tourists who are interested in exploring the unique natural and cultural attractions of Iceland.

Despite its mysterious origins and purpose, the Dritvik labyrinth remains a fascinating and intriguing site, offering visitors a glimpse into the ancient history and culture of Iceland.

  • References

    Saward, Jeff & Saward, Deb (1998) The Labyrinth in Iceland, Caerdroia 29

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