Iceland is REALLY beautiful!!!
The country is very far north so it has ENORMOUS glaciers!
The glaciers are FANTASTIC. We even went snowmobiling on one!
Sadly they’re melting more than ever, because Earth is warming up. The glacier behind me used to cover this whole area. It’s melted way back. Can you see it behind me?
When pieces of the glacier break off into a lagoon, or into an ocean, they’re called icebergs. Whoa! This is COLD!
For more pictures of Iceland go to Ice on Earth blog page.
The ground under Iceland is moving a lot, so it has earthquakes and volcanoes. Two tectonic plates (big chunks of the earth) are pulling apart from each other right in the middle of this country! We got a bird’s-eye-view of some of the volcanoes when we took a flight in a little plane.
To see how Iceland uses the heat generated from all this earth movement,
Speaking of birds, I met a puffin. She was sooooooooo cute! But I became quiet and shy around her. I didn’t say a word! Before I knew it, she had flown away. 🙁
This house was built to show what the houses looked like during the days of the Vikings (~900 AD). It’s built out of earth and rocks. Cool, huh?
Ack!!! Vikings!!! Get me out of here!
Hey, big guy! How about sharing some of that fish?!
Have you ever looked inside a volcano?
Have you ever been IN a volcano?! Scary, I can tell you! I’m hiding in Ms. Christie-Blick’s backpack.
Phew! This is better…..just sitting on this piece of lava reading about volcanoes.
Hey! Did you know that Icelandic kids go to school? Hmmmm. That gives me an idea. Maybe they’d like to have some American e-pals…. 🙂