Tag Archives: Volcanoes

Meeting the Neighbours in Iceland, Old-Style

 

Volcano meets the sea:

Kopasker

Volcano meets the sky:

Myvatnsveit

Volcano meets time:

Near Dettifoss

Volcano meets ice:

Myrdal

Volcano meets iceberg:

Jokulsárlonsandur

Volcano meets ancient soils (and cooks them red):

Volcano meets birch trees after a conversation with a post-glacial flood river:

Ásbyrgi

Volcano meets glacier:

Snaefell

Volcano meets itself.

Near Dettifoss

Volcano meets snowmobile:

Myvatn

Lots of fun meeting new people!

 

Of Humans and Power

Most humans, unfamiliar with the Earth, try to get as close to her power as possible.

Dettifoss

They will find each other, but will be powerless. Iceland is currently financing itself on this illusion, based on a thousand-year-old tradition of hospitality. The land’s hospitality reveals itself when you turn away and walk for, oh, ten minutes into the earth.

Fossunderlendiheiði

There are also ancient traditions of Icelanders reading this mixed landscape of water, volcanoes and wind. Keeping the tradition alive has never been so important or, under the business, so difficult.