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Around the World In 80 Posts: Iceland, At The End Of The World

This is the first entry in a new (and very long) series I’ve decided to call Around The World In 80 Posts. In it, I’ll be looking at various landmarks and curious places around the world, from ancient mysteries to modern wonders. Remember, though: Posts, not days. I have my limits. For our first stop, …

The Lagarfljótsormur, Iceland’s Lake Monster

Ah, Iceland. I’ve seriously developed a fascination with this country over the past few months. It’s just an incredibly interesting place. Wicked geology. Elves. And oh, look, it even has its own lake monster. The Lagarfljótsormurinn, or the Lagarfljót Worm, is said to be a cryptid that inhabits Lagarfljót, a lake in the eastern town …

On The Geology Of Iceland

The characters in Jules Verne’s A Journey To The Center Of The Earth begin their perilous voyage in Iceland, where they descend into Snæfellsjökull, a 700,000 year old extinct stratovolcano. It’s no doubt an incredible piece of fiction, complete with great dinosaur battles and ancient giants with little basis in reality. But one aspect of …