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Inside the Volcano

August 29, 2017

Mom and I woke to the majestic sight of Kirkjufell just outside our window. On our way back to Reykjavik, we detoured through the lava fields at Berserkjahraun and marveled at the vibrant green moss that blanketed rocky charred coals which appeared almost as if we were looking at Earth’s carpet. 573 more words

Where's Your Inner Viking?

Book Excerpt: Iceland's Thousand Year Old Parliament

In a recent article I posted a couple of photos taken along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at Þingvellir National Park, Iceland, where the North American and Eurasian Plates are moving apart. 1,809 more words

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Dramatic Rift This Week

In geology, a rift is a tearing apart of the earth’s surface due to tectonic activity. Here are two photos of a rift, a physical tear in the earth, along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at Þingvellir National Park, Iceland, where the North American and Eurasian Plates are moving apart. 58 more words

Pictures From The Road

Thanks to the enormous security risk, energy-sapping bitcoin mining is here to stay

The enormous use of energy needed to mine bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is proving to be very contentious, but alternative methods pose far too much of a security risk. 682 more words

Iceland will use more electricity mining bitcoins than powering its homes in 2018

Bitcoin prices may have plunged in the first months of 2018, but the cryptocurrency craze is still burning bright—and using up a lot of electricity in the process. 355 more words

Iceland in a Weekend: Icelandic Horses and the Secret Lagoon

Having seen all kinds of cool stuff in the eastern part of Iceland, we made our way back on Route 1 to the western part. Read on for our adventures in the western part (map at end of post). 346 more words

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Iceland in a Weekend: Ice Caving in Photos

The first time I went to Iceland I was extremely unsuccessful in visiting an ice cave due to rain and flooding. But not this time! We visited two ice caves on our wonderful tour with… 178 more words

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