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How Iceland’s baby volcano was born

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In 1973, a 1,600m-long fissure erupted on Iceland’s island of Heimaey, spewing lava, ash and destroying 800 houses – and birthing a new volcano that remains live, and warm, even today.
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Swim between two tectonic plates

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Iceland’s Silfra fissure is one of the only places where you can dive between two continents. In some cases the space is so narrow, you can touch North America and Europe at once.
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The land of myths and mountains

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Intrepid travellers are increasingly heading to the remote fjords of East Iceland, drawn by superior bird-watching experiences, isolated hiking trails and Elvish lore.


Mini Guide

Mini guide to excursions from Reykjavik

Iceland’s capital is the perfect base for a wide range of activities, be it bobbing in a geothermal pool, spotting puffins or taking in one of the world’s best dive sites.
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Extraordinary rainbows of the natural world

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Five kaleidoscopic visions that streak the sky and bubble from the earth.


Nature’s biggest treasure hunt

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Threatened by warmer water temperatures and their status as an Icelandic delicacy, experts are fearful for the future of the country’s puffin population.
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