Iceland is a geologically active wonder, with diverse and magnificent landscapes. Its geology offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the planet was formed and continues to evolve.
This eroding glacier flows from the Mýrdalsökull ice cap. The distant snowy mountains are remnants of a large volcano that erupted 53,000 years ago. (Feo Pitcairn Fine Art)
On the edge of a road in Central Northern Iceland this stone pile was built by travelers, who placed rocks for good luck. (Feo Pitcairn Fine Art)
A new landscape of lakes, scree slopes, hills and large boulders is revealed after a glacier retreats. Glaciers in Iceland—and throughout the Arctic—are vanishing due to a rapidly warming climate. (Feo Pitcairn Fine Art)
This steam plume is found in the highlands of the Torfajökull volcanic system, which contains big, powerful geothermal fields or subsurface reservoirs of the Earth’s heat. (Feo Pitcairn Fine Art)