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At over 6200 miles long the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is officially the longest mountain range in the world. The ridge separates the Eurasian Plate and North American Plate in the North Atlantic, and the African Plate from the South American Plate in the South Atlantic.

The vast majority of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge runs deep under the Atlantic Ocean. However, the ridge can be accessed and skied where it surfaces above the ocean in Iceland.

Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland.
A Living Mountain Range
Katla Volcano, Iceland
A geologically young land, Iceland is located on both the Iceland hotspot and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which runs right through it. This location means that the island is highly geologically active with many volcanoes, notably Hekla, Eldgjá, Herðubreið and Eldfell.

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  1. Heckler says:

    And the smallest?
    It’s in our own backyard.


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