'Iceland: The land of fire and ice'
Iceland is a truly magical, other worldly country. Only two hours flight from the UK it is Europe's closest wilderness. Iceland is the country that shouldn't exist: recently created from volcanic seafloor that has breached sealevel, it is not part of any continent. It is still torn apart by the volcanic activity and eruptions that created it, giving rise to landscapes and features that are hard to find anywhere else. Icelanders have learned to live with their geologically turbulent country, despite devestating natural disasters.
With my experience as a guide to the volcanic wonders of Iceland, I use my geological expertise to provide insights to this astonishing other-worldly wilderness, where NASA trained due to the resemblance to the lunar landscape. I will also explore modern day Heimaey (the 'Pompeii of the North') to look at the impacts of the 1973 eruption that almost destroyed the island.
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