Snæfellsjökull: Iceland’s Ancient Beauty

Snæfellsjökull mountain

Deep in western Iceland lies a glacier. Well, it appears to be a glacier at first glance. It’s truthfully a volcano with a glacier cap. For 700,000 years, it sat in the Snæfellsnes peninsula, sometimes visible from the nearby city of Reykjavik. It’s called Snæfellsjökull, and it’s one of the most iconic sites in the […]

A Glacial Past

glacier and water beautiful

It’s comical that the term Glacial has come to mean something extremely slow. We may use language to poke fun at glaciers for their gradual movements, but they’ve been around a lot longer than our twisted sense of humor. A glacier is formed when more snow falls in the winter than melts in the summer. […]