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Three Meter High Rock Collapses in River Swell

Iðuklettur, a three-meter high rock pillar which was the main landmark in the salmon-fishing river Stóra-Laxá í Hreppum, south Iceland, collapsed when the river cleared itself of ice after a period of rain and thaw on Monday.


The late Iðuklettur. Source:

The rock stood in the eastern river by a fishing location called Iða near the farm Sólheimar. Many an angler have sought their luck there, reports.

Iðuklettur, which resembled a giant stoned troll, has been the subject of a number of photographs, as it was an eye-catching landmark near the opening of the Laxárgljúfur gorge.

Now Iðuklettur is no more, only a small mallet stands out of the swollen river where the majestic rock used to stand (click here to see pictures of it).

Click here to read more about the consequences of the thaw.


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