The Land of Fire and Ice

A few more photos from last year’s trip to Iceland.

Iceland, Mud Pots, Fire, Lava, Ice, Glacier, Krafla

(Left) Steaming mud pots in Námafjall, a geothermal area in northeast Iceland. (Right) Icebergs float in salt water in Vatnajökull, Iceland.

 

Viti Crater, Crater, Iceland, Krafla, Lava, Volcano

Hikers walk on the edge of a the Víti Crater Lake in the Krafla region of Iceland.

Hvannadalshnúkur, Glacier, Iceland, Skaftafell National Park, Ice

The Skaftafellsjökull glacier spills from Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland´s highest peak.

 

Hvannadalshnúkur, Glacier, Iceland, Skaftafell National Park, Ice

Climbing on the edge in Skaftafell National Park. The Skaftafellsjökull glacier field spills from Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland´s highest peak.

 

steam, mud pots, geothermal energy, Iceland, Fire, Krafla, sulfur

A landscape of steam vents in Krafla, Iceland. The Krafla area is the source of geothermal energy used by a 60 MWe power station.

 

Krafla, Volcano, Lava, Lava Field, Iceland, Fire, Geothermal Energy

A walking path separates green grass from a charred landscape in the Krafla region of Iceland. This area saw many large eruptions between the years 1975 and 1984 and is now home to one of the country’s largest power stations.

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