Resources & Links

Web Links

This “Iceland Informationservice” has a fine photo gallery as well as information in both English and German.

Grimsvotn, Iceland

Visit this Volcano World page to see satellite images of Grímsvötn volcano and Vatnajökull glacier and to read about the 1996 eruption of the Gjalp fissure.
Iceland’s United States embassy hosts this impressive gateway to all things Icelandic.

NGS Resources
(For a comprehensive list of the Society’s resources, go to the NGS Publications Index.)

“Volcano!” May 1997.

National Geographic
Oeland, Glenn. “Iceland’s Trial by Fire.” Pages 58-71, May 1997.

Rinard, Judith. “Icy Hot.” Pages 7-9. April 1997.

Tourtellot, Jonathan. “Ring Around Iceland.” Pages 67-84, May/June 1994.

O’Neill, Thomas. Beyond the Horizon: Adventures in Faraway Lands. Pages 88-121, 1992.

National Geographic
Levathes, Louise. “Iceland: Life Under the Glaciers.” Pages 184-215, February 1987.


Additional Resources

Bárdarson, Hjálmar. Ice and Fire. Reykjavik, 1971.

Mönzer, Ulrich. Iceland: Volcanoes, Glaciers, Geysers. Atlantis, 1985.

Órarinsson, Sigurdur. Surtsey, the News Island in the North Atlantic. Viking Press, 1967.

Scherman, Katharine. Daughter of Fire: A Portrait of Iceland. Little, Brown, 1976.


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