Iceland ~ Hundreds of years of mist have covered the Eldhraun lava and tephra flow from the Laki fissure, East rift, in spongy moss and lichen. Formed in the massive "Laki fires" that killed of Iceland's people AD.
Hotel Budir, Snaefell Peninsula, Iceland At this seaside spot, flanked by an extinct volcano, a glacier, and a boulder-strewn lava field, only two buildings stand beside the water: a 19th-century church and the Hotel Budir, a 28-room property with two bright, white wings joined by a gleaming wood-and-glass structure that surprisingly fits in with the scenery. The hotel's restaurant pioneered modern Icelandic cuisine; be brave and try the stingray in Cognac sauce or reindeer with pears.
Start practising!!! Tutorial on how to pronounce Bárðarbunga, Vatnajökull and Eyjafjallajökull... Biggi, an icelandic cop, made this video to amuse some of his foreign friends, but little did he know when it appeared in tv in Belgium... So,, start rolling those R´s.... Bárðdarbunga (Bow-rdar-boo-nga) :P
Námafjall, Iceland - Lots of tourists head down to Iceland's Golden Circle, but some of the craziest geothermal activity is up north. Here at the Námafjall Mudpots near Krafla volcano, the landscape is otherworldly.
"Golden Falls" in English, might think it empties into an abyss given its unusual drop. The glacier-fed falls, about 70 miles east of Reykjavik, plunge abruptly into a wide and narrow canyon at a perpendicular angle, creating a striking scene.