Image-wise: Iceland's resilient beauty

This month, National Geographic has featured one of the most beautiful and buoyant countries with Iceland's Resilient Beauty, a multimedia feature that includes text, photos and travel must dos. They're also accepting photo submissions from readers who have spent time in the country. For anyone considering joining PopTech in Iceland this June when we convene a conference on the topic of resilience, we highly recommend having a look.

Image: Orsolya and Erlend Haarberg via National Geographic

At Hveravellir—literally "hot springs in the plain"—thin terraces of geyserite precipitate from the water as it cools. A notorious 18th-century outlaw, Fjalla-Eyvindur, stayed warm here for years, stealing sheep from summer pastures.

Image: Orsolya and Erlend Haarberg via National Geographic

The volcano Eyjafjallajökull, in Iceland, just before dawn on April 23, 2010: The worst is over. Lava flows freely. Earlier, as it punched through the ice cap, it triggered a meltwater flood that destroyed roads and farms, and a steam explosion that hurled ash into the stratosphere, stopping air traffic for a week.


Image: Wild Wonders of Europe via National Geographic

At Litlanesfoss, the waterfall cross-sections an ancient lava flow, which formed columns as it cooled.

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