A trip to volatile, alluring Iceland

With Bárðarbunga threatening to erupt, our correspondant looks back at a recent visit to the island of ice and fire Shelby Gilje Seattle, Wash. Its waterfalls are breathtaking; its steamy geysers fascinating; its bubbling mud flats could make you believe you’ve flown to the moon. And if you long for adventure, note that Icelanders reside among live volcanoes, and one erupts about every five years. Most are not as dramatic as Eyjafjallajokull, which erupted in 2010 grounding thousands of airline flights in and around Europe. I would not care to be present for a volcanic eruption, but would love to see the Northern Lights or aurora borealis. The sun does not set completely in Iceland in June. The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, are best viewed time from mid September throu
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