An attempt to control an advancing lava flow...

occurred in January-July 1973 in Heimaey, Iceland, where a short-lived eruption of Eldfjell volcano nearly closed the tiny fishing harbor.

View of Heimaey and harbor from northern flank of Eldfjell volcano.

View of Heimaey and harbor from northern flank of Eldfjell volcano.

Hiking the recent lava flow towards Eldfjell volcano in the mist.

Hiking the recent lava flow towards Eldfjell volcano in the mist.

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View of Surtsey (erupted in 1963) from the bridge.

View of Surtsey (erupted in 1963) from the bridge.

Surtsey volcano in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago off southern Iceland.

Surtsey volcano in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago off southern Iceland.

Exploring Iceland...

Orca pod welcoming committee in the Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland.

Orca pod welcoming committee in the Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland.

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Entrance to sub-glacial ice tunnel on Langjokull glacier, Iceland.

Entrance to sub-glacial ice tunnel on Langjokull glacier, Iceland.

Exploring the excavated ice tunnel within Langjokull glacier.

Exploring the excavated ice tunnel within Langjokull glacier.

Hraunfossar waterfall, with groundwater emerging from a lava flow into a glacial meltwater stream.

Hraunfossar waterfall, with groundwater emerging from a lava flow into a glacial meltwater stream.