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Fire and ice Glacier ice and volcanoes, something amazing but they do not mix so well together. Iceland one of few places on Earth where you have glaciers and active volcanoes at the same place. In Iceland, we have a plump or a hot spot located underneath the Vatnajökull glacier. Where there is a lot of magma rather close to the ground. There are about 36 active volcanoes in ...

There are many glaciers in Iceland, some of the highest and biggest once are located nearby the south and the southeast coast. The main reason for the glaciers there is humid air coming in from the south, hitting the mountain areas by the coast, making the air concentrate and forming a lot of precipitation on the mountain tops. Iceland being a rather cold place most of the prec ...

Black lava sand plains in Iceland Most of the south coast of Iceland is big black lava sand plains. They are formed by volcanic activity for the last thousands of years as well as alluvial deposits from the glacier rivers, that are cleaning out the erosion from the moving glaciers. Mostly the black lava sand areas are formed due to volcanic eruptions underneath the glaciers. ...

1. Skógafoss waterfall The Skógafoss waterfall is on oft the biggest and most beautiful waterfall in Iceland, about 62 meters high and about 25 meters wide. It is a great place to stop by and take some pictures or to do a short hike. If you hike to the top of the waterfall and a little bit future you will find more waterfalls and you will be able to enjoy the view over the bla ...

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