Posted the final installment of photos from Iceland – this time focusing on the fascinating island archipelago of Vestmannæyjar off the south coast of Iceland. Formed thousands of years ago by submarine eruptions of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, today the islands are just as volcanically active. I hiked to the crater rim of Eldfell, a volcano that did not exist only four decades ago. While the volcano has calmed down, the soil is still hot enough to bake bread and the eruption that buried a third of the town under lava still freshly resides in the living memory of the locals, many of whom had to rebuild their houses elsewhere on the island.
I will begin to sort through and post my photos from the beguiling Faroe Islands, but for now enjoy volcanoes and lava flows. Click on the link below for the photo slide show.