Detail: Witch's Rings

  • Nornabaugar directly translated to English as Witch's Rings.
Oct 26 2016

It is easy, when covering Iceland in pictures and writing, as we do here at Hit Iceland to get lost in the subject of overwhelming waterfalls, majestic mountains and other natural wonders. But what is also important to mention are the details that bind all these things together. Whether it be tiny rock formations or the vegetation, like in this photograph. These circles are called Nornabaugar directly translated to English as Witch's Rings. They are formed by a mushroom trying to grow in Iceland’s’ sensitive highland regions. Without ever managing fully to grow, the mushroom affects the roots of the moss under which it grows.