Iceland: Lava, Glaciers, Waterfalls, and … $25 Hamburgers

A recent study shows that everyone loves Iceland*.  As Megan stated several days into our trip, “this whole country is a natural wonder”.  It is a country which was shaped by fire and ice.  Lava fields cover glacial valleys surrounded by rugged peaks, and volcano cones dot the moraine covered landscape.  These fields are covered layer after layer with more recent lava flows, with older formations coated in thick moss.  Glaciers drape between mountains and actively change the landscape, grinding lava into the black sand found on most beaches.  *This study was conducted by surveying both of us as we drove to the airport after our Iceland trip. Read more