Þjórsárhraun Lava Field is the result from the greatest lava flow on earth since the end of the last Ice Age. The lava came from an enormous eruption around 6700 bc, possibly in Heljargjá canyon in Iceland´s highlands. The lava’s extreme temperature and fluidity contributed to its flow being at least 140 kilometres until it was stopped by the waves of the North Atlantic Ocean. The lava is well visible by the villages of Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki. The great Þjórsárhraun Lava Field is approx. 975 square km and its volume is 25 cubic km.