“A volcanic wasteland”? Hardly. Here are some terms to help you navigate the intricate environment of Iceland.
Pile or hillock:
Note that on this island, those are both islands. Here’s another eyeland on an island, aye.
Makes you thankful for eye lids! Here’s a nice variation on the tussock and island theme:
And here is a…
Note that it’s in the lee of an artificial pile called a wall. Here’s a variation on the wall, made not of stone but of sod and a couple flowers (in the lower left below):
And as for drifts, well they can be of stone, too, not just of life. When that’s the case, they are alive and are called a flow, as in a lava flow:
Now, put them together in the so-called volcanic wasteland, and you get…
Islands within islands within islands in a sea of sand.