Dyrhólaey in South Iceland

The small peninsula, or promontory Dyrhólaey (elevation: 120 meters), formerly known as “Cape Portland” by seamen, is located on the south coast of Iceland, not far from the village of Vík í Mýrdal. It was formerly an island of volcanic origin, which is also known by the Icelandic word eyja meaning island. It is thought to have been created during a submarine volcanic eruption approximately … Continue reading Dyrhólaey in South Iceland

Snæfellsjökull in Iceland

Snæfellsjökull (snow-fell glacier) is a 700,000-year-old glacier-capped stratovolcano in western Iceland. The name of the mountain is actually Snæfell, but it is normally called “Snæfellsjökull” to distinguish it from two other mountains with this name. It is situated on the most western part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland. The Snæfellsnes peninsula is situated to the west of Borgarfjörður and has been named Iceland in … Continue reading Snæfellsjökull in Iceland

Iceland #645 (1987)

Iceland #645 (1987)

Iceland (Ísland) is a Nordic island country at the juncture of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. The main island is entirely south of the Arctic Circle, which passes through the small Icelandic island of Grímsey off the main island’s northern coast. Iceland is closer to continental Europe than to mainland North America; thus, the island is generally included in Europe for historical, political, cultural, and practical … Continue reading Iceland #645 (1987)