Iceland

The island is still being formed anew between the continental plates of America and Europe. Volcanoes and fresh ideas erupt unexpectedly here again and again.

  • How Iceland changed the world

    How Iceland changed the world

    Long rave for a wonderfully condensed book, only 255 pages for over 1000 years. How Iceland changed the World, Egill Bjarnason, Penguin Books. The big History of a small Country!

  • Concealed art

    Concealed art

    A facade artwork on the subject of migration in Reykjavik was a reminder of a piece of German-Icelandic history. Now it has had to make way for a construction project.

  • Soundtrack of the Day

    Soundtrack of the Day

    In Reykjavik, Herakut reminds us to take every moment seriously. The artists make positive signs of life and thought in dark places of many cities.

  • Leader Sheep

    Leader Sheep

    A breed of guide sheep is bred in Iceland. The information center in Norður-Þingeyjarsýsla district provides information about herding sheep.

  • The P word

    The P word

    Icelanders have a sense of humor, but caution is still advised. Icelandic ponies may only be called horse in Iceland. Anything else is considered an insult.

  • The wish stone

    The wish stone

    The magic of the jasper stone. However, for the desired result, the instructions should be read in full beforehand. Life is not a wishful thinking concert.

  • Troll or dino?

    Troll or dino?

    In Iceland, all exposed rock formations have at least one story. Hvítserkur is said to have been a troll with a fear of Christianity.

  • Outdoor pool

    Outdoor pool

    Icelanders love the outdoor thermal bath. Volcanism has its good and bad sides. The elemental force provides energy, but can also be dangerous.

  • Under Cover

    Under Cover

    Iceland has so much geothermal energy that even the sidewalks in the capital Reykjavik are heated geothermally. In winter, this saves having to stand on the sidewalks.

  • Crazy Reykjavik

    Crazy Reykjavik

    If you don’t get depressed in the Icelandic winter, you come up with the craziest ideas. So does the Lady Brewery with a useful slightly sticky label

  • Geldingadalir

    Geldingadalir

    Iceland’s youngest volcano stopped spewing only a few months ago. The lava is jet black and heat still rises from its fissures

  • Iceland, where Wasabi grows

    Iceland, where Wasabi grows

    Wasabi, one of the most demanding plants of all, grows in Iceland’s harsh climate? Daringly, two Icelandic engineers choose the capricious Japanese pungent to create Iceland’s first export vegetable.

Fotos

The photos of Georg Berg taken in Iceland can be licensed for all kinds of use at the international stock photo agency Alamy.

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