- an ice-capped volcano in the Mýrdalsjökull glacier in south Iceland. Named after an Icelandic witch, its last major eruption was in 1918. Height: 1512 m (4961 ft)
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Thorarin and Arnkill determined on instant vengeance, and, travelling rapidly, surprised the house of Katla.
Katla during the same period was active thirteen times down to 1860.
Katla was her name, a woman still black-browed though she was very old, and clever at mending hunters' scars.
There was a horrible choking sound, and the next Biorn knew was that Leif had fetched water and was dashing it on Katla's face.
Katla caused very serious destruction in this way by converting several cultivated districts into barren wastes.