Policies of My Administration: Mannanafnanefnd

I love Iceland.

Iceland, if you’re reading this, call me, maybe?

Grettir, from Grettis saga, all burly and read...

You don’t want any of this guy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ve never been to Iceland, but I like the people and the country anyhow. There were Vikings in Iceland. That should raise the nation to the top of anyone’s list.

But Vikings are not the only great thing about Iceland. The country has volcanoes and glaciers. Hawaii shows off its volcanoes. Iceland dismisses Hawaii by pointing to its volcano with a glacier on top of it. Imagine a country that has so many natural wonders it has to stack them up. What you just saw in your mind’s eye is Iceland.

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Iceland’s Flaming Ash Hole.

Dear Iceland,

This volcano hasn't erupted in 200 years. That gave Iceland time to put a glacier on top of it and name the glacier Eyjafjallajokull

When I heard you had a volcano erupting under a glacier I had  mixed feelings.

Part of me thought about how completely ingenious it was to put the glacier over the volcano so when the volcano erupted, the glacier would melt into it and put it out.

What wonderful strategic placement of natural features. Unfortunately, I guess that isn’t working out as planned and there is some flooding happening. Read the rest of this entry »