Jennifer with our luggage and owls for the trip.

The exterior of the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center.

A staircase with small work areas on the side.

Looking down from one of the many balconies.

The interior of Hallgrímskirkja.

One of the basalt columns on its way to tipping over.

A trail leading up to the columns.

These folks sure picked a beautiful spot for their house.

The Hellnar church against a brilliant blue sky.

Low clouds hanging around Snaefellsjökull.

Jennifer and two owls at the entrance to Vatnshellir Cave.

A memorial to Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir, shown here carrying her son Snorri.

A close-up of all the different mosses growing in the lava field.

Jennifer reclining on a bed of moss.

A tuft of arctic cotton, which grows readily in damp areas.

Two owls on blue ice.

Looking down one of the many waterfalls in the park.

Water cascading down a set of rapids.

A moss-covered pass up to a glacier.

Andreas standing near designs created by cooling basalt.

Looking down at a volcanic crater by the road.

Andreas above the gorge downstream of Snekkjufoss.

Jennifer among the lava rock and moss.

The two-stage Klukkufoss.

A 412–meter-tall longwave radio mast, the tallest structure in Europe.

Owls hiding in the lava rock.

The Stykkishólmur Church at night.

Jennifer outside the bed & breakfast.

A trail running down the gap between the North American and Eurasian continental plates.

Another section of the trail between the North American and Eurasian continental plates.

Jennifer standing near the end of the trail.

Wild blueberries ripe for the picking.

One of the freshwater ponds in the park.

Strokkur launching superheated water into the air.

Owls posing by the waterfall.

A tourist photographing the waterfall.

Large tour trucks in the parking lot.

A natural arch by the trail.

Jennifer crossing a narrow ridge.

A glacier off in the distance.

Rolling hills leading toward the glacier.

Andreas at the site of the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull.

Steam rising from the site of the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull.

Looking back at a mesa crossed by the trail.

Looking toward Þórsmörk from the Fimmvörðuháls trail.

Jennifer posing with a glacier in the background.

Jennifer on our rental truck after fording a couple glacial streams.

The view from behind Seljalandsfoss.

Andreas and Jennifer on the beach.

Tourists on the edge of a sea cliff.

Waves coming ashore.

Waves coming ashore along the volcanic coastline.

Chunks of ice floating in the lagoon.

Andreas and Jennifer by the lagoon.

Jennifer with a chunk of ice from the glacier.

Ice floating in the lagoon.

A guide getting out of one of the LARC-V amphibious trucks used for the Jökulsárlón tours.

Contestants in "Romania's Next Top Model", which was shooting at the lagoon the day we were there.

A glacier descending Hvannadalshnjúkur.

Svartifoss seen from a distance.

Jennifer hiking in Vatnajökull National Park.

Jennifer with the North Atlantic in the background.

Jennifer descending a steep section of trail.

Andreas playing in the wind coming off Vatnajökull.

Looking out over Skaftafellsjökull during the hike.

A group of sod-covered farm buildings.

Jennifer emerging from the mist kicked out by geothermal vents.

The view across a lava field with geothermal vents in the background.

Colored hills around the Landmannalaugar huts.

The colorful rhyolite hills around Landmannalaugar.

The aurora borealis lighting up the sky.

A very serious tour bus.

Jennifer pausing for a photo during the hike up out of the field of lava rock.

The trail leading by a cinder cone with the air filled with ash.

The shore of a lake.

Jennifer hiking with the air heavy with volcanic ash.

Jennifer hiking up the trail next to an ancient lava flow.

Andreas by a crater lake.

The aurora borealis dancing over the campsite.

The second-tallest waterfall in Iceland.

One of the many waterfalls in Gjáin.

Jennifer standing by a typical Iclandic touring truck.

The top section of the waterfall before the big drop.

Jennifer on the plains above the waterfall.

Jennifer on the plains above the waterfall.

Looking down the full 196-meter drop.

Jennifer crossing a stream.

A sculpture of a Viking ship by the water.

The main room in our Reykjavik apartment.

Street art in Reykjavik.

A glacier breaking off icebergs into the sea.