Iceland’s Mesmerizing Views Of The Northern Lights

January 2, 2014

Aurora Borealis Iceland

Given its sparse population, proximity to Earth’s magnetic poles and minimal light pollution, Iceland has quickly become one of the world’s most ideal destinations for observing the aurora borealis. If these reasons aren’t convincing enough, the image above should provide all the proof you need.

30 Fantastic Photos Of Iceland’s Rugged Landscapes

November 30, 2013

While Iceland’s population of 321,000 makes it the most sparsely populated country in Europe, the island nation makes up for it in its density of absolutely stunning landscapes. Lakes and glaciers comprise around 14% of the island’s surface, and geysers–including Geysir, the geyser for which all others are named–dot the rugged terrain and add an almost mystical volatility to the otherworldly atmosphere.

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People In Springs

Source: Gasperak

Volcano Lake In Iceland

Iceland Goat

Source: Wordpress

Iceland Aurora Borealis

Source: On Sight

Sunset Rocks Iceland

People At Waterfall

Source: Gasperak

Sunset Lodge In Iceland

Iceland Peninsula

Iceland Ice Beach

Source: Aspect2i

Glacier Lagoon

Source: Beautiful Fight


Iceland Volcano

Source: The Atlantic

Iceland Sun

Source: Wordpress

Stone Valley

Source: Komar

Rock Island

Pools In Iceland

Iceland Ponies

Source: Imgur

Mud Pits

Source: Wordpress

Iceland Mountain Pond

Green Pasture

Extinct Volcano

Source: Walls Online

Crystal Lake

Source: Joe H. Bowen

Rocky Coast Landscape

Source: YHW Photography

Iceland Coast

Despite the pristine pictures above, Iceland is not immune from environmental degradation: years of deforestation and overgrazing courtesy of imported fauna have taken their toll, and many farms are now being abandoned. Not all is lost, though. In efforts to reunite man with his maker, Icelanders have made good use of geothermal power, which allows them to acquire heat, electricity and water at little to no cost to them…or the environment.

Bjarnarey, Iceland: A Bucolic Paradise

April 23, 2013
Bjarnarey Iceland

Source: Flickr

If the stoic island above looks uninhabited, it’s because it most likely is. While Bjarnarey comprises one part of the Vestmann Islands, due to a horrendous 1973 volcano eruption, all denizens of the quaint township were forced to evacuate and move to Iceland’s mainland for several months.

Visualizing A Volcanic Eruption

March 10, 2013

The volcano has inspired legend for centuries, and for good reason. In 2011, the majestic Icelandic menace known as Grimsvotn volcano erupted and caused quite the ruckus for European fliers for the weeks to come, all the while reminding us how incredibly small we really are.

Fantastic Fragments Of Iceland

February 20, 2013

With such a fertile, serene and whimsical backdrop, it’s easy to see why so many Icelanders believe in Huldufólk, or hidden fairies.

The Perilous Peaks Of Landmannalaugar

January 23, 2013

Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Known by many as a prime destination for hiking, Iceland’s Landmannalaugar is still somewhat dangerous as it’s found near the Hekla volcano.