Above: An iceberg at Jökulsárlón, a glacial lake in southern Iceland. (A glacial lake has its origins in a melting glacier.) A number of films have had scenes shot at Jökulsárlón, including Tomb Raider, Batman Begins, and the James Bond films Die Another Day and A View to a Kill.
Above: A scene in southern Iceland.
Above: Traditional Icelandic turf houses at the Skógar museum in southern Iceland. Such houses offered better insulation than those made only of wood or stone.
Above: "Pseudo-craters" along Lake Mývatn in northern Iceland. Pseudo-craters were formed by steam explosions as flowing hot lava crossed over lakes or other wet surfaces. Explosive gases broke through the lava surface, leaving crater-like forms which look similar to real volcanic craters. Structures appearing to be pseudo-craters have also been discovered on Mars.
Above: Geothermal spa at the Bláa lónið ("Blue Lagoon") in Grindavík, which is on the south-western coast of Iceland. The waters are rich in silica, sulfur, and algae and have an average temperature of 38°C / 100°F. The lagoon is fed by the water output of a nearby geothermal power.