<p class="MsoNormal">Visitors create their own heat at a thermal zone at the Krafla caldera in northern Iceland. Lava flow from the 1980s (upper left) still mars the landscape.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Read more about Iceland in “Life Atop a Cauldron” in the April 2011 issue of <em>National Geographic Traveler.</em></p>

MT6260–Iceland, Life Atop the Caldron

Visitors create their own heat at a thermal zone at the Krafla caldera in northern Iceland. Lava flow from the 1980s (upper left) still mars the landscape.

Read more about Iceland in “Life Atop a Cauldron” in the April 2011 issue of National Geographic Traveler.

Photograph by Brooks Walker

Iceland Photo Gallery

Iceland Photo Gallery from the April 2011 issue of National Geographic Traveler.

Read This Next

225-year-old working warship sustained by a Navy forest
Can today's youth overcome widespread climate anxiety?
To discover wild America, follow Bigfoot’s mythical steps

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet