End of the World: Again!

By now almost every religion, culture or mystic cult has had a go at the end of the world. Last year it was time for the Mayans. So far nothing has happened on those Ends of the World Days, but now it is the time for the original Ragnarök, the Viking end of time. As…

Bárdarbunga and stratovolcano formation

A couple of days ago we received an email containing questions from a bright young student named Jennifer D in West Chester in the United States of America. It seems like she has developed an interest in one of our absolute favorite volcanoes, namely Bárdarbunga in Iceland (among other things). So, I will attempt to…

Central volcanoes of Vatnajökull

Since times are quiet in Iceland I had decided to pick up on my never ending series about all of the Icelandic volcanoes. So I went digging for information on Fremrinamur volcano. But, to the delight of everyone there is almost no available information on that volcano, so that will be on the back burner…

Bárdarbunga calling

Á SPRENGISANDI Ríðum, ríðum, rekum yfir sandinn, rennur sól á bak við Arnarfell. Hér á reiki’ er margur óhreinn andinn úr því fer að skyggja á jökulsvell. . . . This is one of the most famous Icelandic folk songs, talking about people riding over the highland desert, on the Sprengisandur track, hurrying on horseback…