10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

Basalt - a volcanic rock, is formed as a result of rapid cooling of lava. In a world of huge amount of basalt formations below a selection of 10 of the most beautiful of them.

Waterfall Litlanesfoss

Litlanesfoss, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Millions of basalt columns make the waterfall is even more fantastic.

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

He enjoys immense popularity among photographers, but before shooting the place to get pretty difficult, so each frame is made to this waterfall, its weight in gold.

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

Cave Akun

This amazing cave is on Akun Island, northwest of Alaska. And part of the Aleutian Islands

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

Many of the islands of the Aleutian chain composed of columnar basalt. Akun Island and consists mainly of basalt and has a number of sea caves.

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

Gene Yes Dia

Occasionally visit, hidden gem Vietnam - marvel of nature, formed from volcanic basalt rocks that are sculpted columns of different heights.

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

This formation remains almost untouched by tourists as it is located away from the tourist route - in the commune of Ninh Dong Phu Yen Province.

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

Takachiho Gorge, Japan

Deep V-shaped gorge, river education Gokase, vymyvshey lava of Mount Aso.

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

It is also next to the gorge runs the 600-meter picturesque trail

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

Los Organos

Los Organos is a sheer rock formations that rise from the ocean near the north coast of La Gomera. Thousands of high vertical basalt columns resemble the pipes of a giant church organ

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

Natural Monument Los Organos is located in the region Vallehermoso in the north-west coast of the island, but it can not be seen from land.

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

Garni Gorge

Garni gorge - quite unusual Gorge, located near the village of Garni, Armenia. It is the sheer cliffs, consisting of high-five, mostly hexagonal basalt columns, which extend to the foot of the valley.

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

Near the gorge is famous monastery Gegard made to the list of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

Cave Fingal

Fingal's Cave, located in the south of the island and which is part of his reserve, it got its name in honor of the hero of Irish and Gaelic epic Fingal giant.

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

Cave length 75 meters, 20 meters high and 14 meters in width formed basalt columns lined up next to each other. Sound of rolling waves are given to the entire 75-meter length of the cave, and it is literally "sings", creating amazing sounds, because the acoustics in the cave is a fantastic and unique.

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

Giant's Causeway

The road or trail the Giants - a unique coastal area in Northern Ireland. It represents about 40 tysyach basalt columns, which are interconnected and appeared after ancient eruption.

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

Giant Trail is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland. It is located about 3 km north of the town of Bushmills

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

Waterfall Svartifoss

The waterfall Svartifoss ( "Dark Falls") is the most memorable landmark in the national park "Skaftafell" in Iceland. The rock on which the water falls, consists of black basalt hexagonal columns. The waterfall is 25 meters.

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

It is interesting that such forms of columns formed the basis of the architectural creativity of Iceland - Reykjavik Cathedral and the National Theater.

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

Cape Stolbchaty

Cape Pier is located on Kunashir, the southernmost island of the Greater Kurile chain. He is listed in the UNESCO's registry as a natural monument of world importance.

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world

When a volcano on Kunashir Island have been very active. Cape Stolbchaty arose as a result of the periodic eruptions of the volcano. Lava basalt composition poured, cooled and cracked. Due to the resulting in a number of places of special temperature conditions it pour, basaltic array divided into four-, five- and hexagonal columns

10 most amazing basalt formations in the world