Volcanic Eruption in Iceland

Iceland’s volcanoes are often hidden under Iceland's ice caps

Iceland is a scientist’s dream! Volcano enthusiasts visit the “Land of Fire and Ice” to study volcano-glacial ice interactions, ancient lava flows and the movement of continental plates.

Volcanoes have built Iceland: stratovolcanoes, shield volcanoes, subglacial, central ... It's estimated that 1/3 of the lava erupted since 1500 AD was produced in Iceland. Iceland is home to more than a 100 volcanoes, around 35 of which have erupted in recent history. Almost 60% of the world's regional fissure eruptions have been in Iceland. 

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