Iceland trip 2017, July

Iceland is a country of sharp contrasts. A country where insular existence allows Icelanders easily read Old Norse, dead language that was spoken in Scandinavia 1000 years ago because written Icelandic has changed so little.

It’s a beautiful place, a land of vast tundra, stunning fjords, and tumbling waterfalls. You could call it idyllic. Quiet even. Well, until you go to the interior with its 32 active volcanoes and pathless tracks…