For the geological minded, Iceland is a true gem, one that you need to visit and study. The island, being in geological sense rather young, rests upon a hot spot, so over the last twenty million years volcanic eruptions have created rugged, alien landscape, with diverse volcanic features, ranging from the smallest hot spring and the mighty geysers to huge and powerful volcanoes, resting under glacial caps, their slumber unrestful.
Moss covered lavafields where the artic fox and field mice call their home, enormous explosion craters, bizarre geological formation, ice caves and lava tubes are all monuments to the island's unique location along the mid-Atlantic ridge, where the North-American and the European tectonic plates meet.
Everywhere you go in Iceland you can find evidence of these powerful and great natural forces, even in capital Reykjavik you can find hot springs and just a few minutes car ride will take you to the mt. Bláfjöll, the volcano region responsible for the 6000 year old lavafield on which a great part of the city stands.
You can also drive a little further east and see the hot springs in Graendalur and Hveragerdi. If you decide to visit the northern part of Iceland make sure you stop by lake Myvatn and go on a hike through the Dimmuborgir lavafield (especially if your musical taste includes a Norwegian band with the same name). While you're at lake Myvatn it's also interesting to visit Krafla geothermal plant.
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