Posts about Iceland

Lake Myvatn, in Iceland's boreal forest, is famous for flies! In summer, up to 50,000 fly larvae swarm in every square metre of lake bed.

Iceland’s Boreal Forest: Birds, Bugs, and… Vikings?

Here's a sidebar that I'd originally planned to include on pages 20-21: Iceland's Lake Myvatn is famous—for flies! In summer, up to 50,000 fly larvae hide in every 1 m2 (1.2 y2) of lake bed. Many birds eat these larvae, ... Read More  


I’m Back!

So this is what I did for Christmas: As you can see, the water in the Dominican Republic was considerably warmer than that in Iceland, the site of my last snorkel adventure: I’ve been off work for a while ... Read More  

snorkeling in Iceland

Snorkelling Between the Continents

So this is what I was doing last week – snorkelling in Iceland’s Silfra fissure, which runs through a lava field in the place where the North American and European tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of 1-3 cm (~1 ... Read More