Iceland rocks!

I’m so excited about returning to Iceland for a short holiday; the weather may not be very nice, but I don’t care! I am just looking forward to going and I’ll keep my fingers crossed for seeing the Northern Lights, and revisiting places I went before as well as seeing new places.

Iceland is a fascinating country for many, many reasons, one of which is the interesting geology. As an island with many very active volcanoes, and a long history of volcanic activity, there are some wonderful rocks and rock formations to see. There are twenty-five different types of igneous rock, most of which I’ve never heard of including tholeiite, olivine tholeiite, gabbro and rhyolite…. I have no idea whether they are unusual or rare or only found in Iceland. However, there are rock formations and rock types which I am more familiar with:

Rocks at Reynisfjara beach - reminiscent of the Giant's Causeway, County Antrim
Rocks at Reynisfjara beach – reminiscent of the Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim


… the Causeway


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