How Jeeps Reclaimed Iceland, And How Diesel Soot Is Taking It Away

Before four-wheel drive, Iceland’s interior was nearly inaccessible. Only ex-World War II Jeeps and later modified ‘Superjeeps’ connected Iceland’s people to their most stunning landscapes. Recent research, however, shows that these offroaders are damaging the very environment they opened up, and not in the way you… »8/17/15 4:55pm8/17/15 4:55pm


Incredible drone footage of a flowing lava river

It looks like a giant fire scaled dragon snaking its body across the scorched Earth. Or like the fire brick road that leads you into Mordor. Any way my imagination tries to spin it, the reality is that it looks awesome. And the reality is that it’s drone footage from Iceland of flowing lava from a volcano that… »8/15/15 10:30am8/15/15 10:30am

The eruption of Bárðarbunga has been so large that it's added a landmass the size of Manhattan to Ic

The eruption of Bárðarbunga has been so large that it's added a landmass the size of Manhattan to Iceland, say volcanologists. The volcano, which began erupting late last month and continues to erupt now, has added more than 14 miles of land to the island nation... and counting. »9/23/14 12:20pm9/23/14 12:20pm

Another Volcano Is Rumbling Under The Ice In Iceland

Bárðarbunga is a subglacial volcano in Iceland responsible for a whole lot of seismic activity this week. If it erupts, it could melt the Vatnajökull glacier and produce impressive downstream flooding. At least the latest Icelandic volcano to catch our eye is a lot easier to pronounce than the last one! »8/20/14 12:34pm8/20/14 12:34pm

Bliss out with this 12-minute music video set to Iceland's midnight sun

For the music video for their new 12-minute track "Legend," Japanese instrumental quartet MONO turned to director Henry Jun Wah Lee and the spectral terrain of Iceland, which recently provided the backdrop to Prometheus and Game of Thrones. You know the drill by now — full screen, high definition, and let your mind… »8/03/12 7:35pm8/03/12 7:35pm