Greenland: Vikingbukta – Columnar Basalt

Columnar basalt formation can be seen in several volcanic regions of the world – Northern Ireland, Iceland, Kurils, California and so on. But the sheer amount and intricacy of the columns and their twisting and curving and going in all direction was absolutely surreal at Vikingbukta. Columnar basalt formations aka columnar jointing happens when lava cools into the 5-8 sided column, from a few feet to dozens of feet long, straight or curved and twisted. At Vikingbukta, it was perhaps the largest amount of columnar basalt I’ve even seen – a sheer wall of this stuff – truly incredible!