Iceland

October 2012

Iceland - land of fire and ice. Thankfully apart from the odd glacier I didn't see too much of either. Although I was lucky enough to see the Northern Lights during my brief trip.

Situated at the point where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, Iceland is a land of geological upheaval with many volcanoes and earthquakes. When Eyjafjallajokull's erupted in 2010 it resulted in the closure of much of Europe's airspace and now people are waiting for its much larger sister volcano Katla to erupt.

Being so far north also means many of the mountain tops and volcanoes are covered by glaciers, the run off of which produces spectacular waterfalls around the island.

The Blue Lagoon 1
The Blue Lagoon 2
Geothermal Plant
Early morning mist
Scale
Carved Wood
Traditional Houses
Church
House Interior
Black Sand
Remote Church
Black Sand White Pebble
Road to Katla
Icelandic Horses
Volcano
Glacier Blue
Glacier
Skogarfoss 1
Eyjafjallajokull Farm
Skalavegurfoss
Downpour
Aurora and Vega
Northern Lights 1
Northern Lights 2
Gullfoss 1
Geyser
About to blow
View from Parliament
Still
Hallgrímur Church
Inside Hallgrímur Church
Reykjavik Harbour