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Geothermal Valleys

A fascinating and colourful feature of volcanic landscapes, where the earth is fuming & steaming from several nooks and crannies. These articles feature bubbling mud pools, hot rivers and pools, or other surreal forms of geothermal activity.

Fagradalsfjall – The spectacular Iceland eruption

Fagradalsfjall – The spectacular Iceland eruption

The greatest show on Earth is happening in Iceland right now. After months of speculation and more than a year of intense rumbling it has finally happened. Reykjanes kicked into action, and coughed up a new volcano in Geldingadalur, a secluded valley below Fagradalsfjall. What followed is a series of breathtaking events so incredible it has blown the minds of many people around the world. This volcano is truly magnificent. Multiple craters appeared, erupting simultaneously, until one of them took over and turned into a giant lava geyser. It’s one of the most versatile eruptions the world has ever witnessed. Read all about the extraordinary Fagradalsfjall volcano (and how to get there) in this extensive article.

Ode to the mountains – The magic of Mount Taranaki

Ode to the mountains – The magic of Mount Taranaki

Mount Taranaki looms majestically over New Plymouth, on ithe west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. The mythical mountain that is obscured from view most days of the year, shrouded by its own low-hanging clouds. But now it stood there, clearly visible, beckoning in all its glory. I literally skidded to a halt when I saw it, and changed my direction there & then. It was calling me and I had to go.

Kerlingarfj├Âll – Steaming valleys and surreal landscapes

Kerlingarfj├Âll – Steaming valleys and surreal landscapes

The hot spring valley of Hveradalir in the Kerlingarfj├Âll mountains is something out of this world. Breathtaking views unfold into a steaming geothermal valley padded with snow fields clinging to the slopes, and shapes and colours so magnificient that you wonder if it’s even real. It’s like you’ve stepped into a surrealistic painting.

Island hopping on the Aeolian Islands

Island hopping on the Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands in south Italy are the stuff of legends and a geological paradise. Stromboli, the ancient lighthouse of the Mediterranean, is famous for its fountain eruptions. Vulcano is the namegiver of eruptive mountains we now know as volcanoes. Regular ferries from Naples or Milazzo on Sicily going to Stromboli, Lipari and Vulcano make it easy to go island hopping on the Aeolian Islands.

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