“I’ve gone very far, far away, but my character keeps me close to home.”
Iceland – one of the Scandinavian countries, located in the Atlantic Ocean between Europe and North America. Iceland is included among the Arctic.
According to Plate Tectonics Theory, Iceland is located on the “Hot Spot” of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and was formed from volcanic eruptions in early Cenozoic, about 24 million years ago, what makes it the youngest country of the European continent.
In terms of geological activity, Iceland is one of the most vivid regions on Earth. There are 30 active volcanic systems, of which 13 exploded since the first inhabitants settled, in 874. Volcanic eruptions (on average every 4-5 years) together with earthquakes (every day there are several quakes with an amplitude > 3 in Richter scale ), current erosion processes and geothermal activity causes constant changes in Iceland’s landscape.
It is not without reason that the landscape of Iceland is referred to as “lunar”. It was here, before the first departure to the Moon in 1969 took place, Neil Armstrong and 30 other astronauts from NASA had their first underwent field training.
Every time I leave Iceland, I miss the most fresh Icelandic air and clear water, which are the greatest treasures of my new home.
The series was taken in Iceland, in the summer of 2017.