Category: Nature & Environment

The Imposing ‘Rocky Dragon’ Hvítserkur From Northwestern Iceland

On the eastern shore of the Vatnsnes peninsula in the northwest of Iceland there lies an amazing rock formation dubbed as ‘Hvítserkur’ (literally meaning ‘white shirt’ in Icelandic). The 15 metre (or approximately 50 feet) tall sea stack resembles a dragon (or a troll, depending on the angle of perspective) drinking from the North Atlantic Ocean. Hvítserkur…


15 Absolutely Breathtaking Photographs Of Iceland

Iceland is a Nordic nation situated at the crossroad between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean, with total area of 102,775 square kilometres. The natural treasures of this volcanic island are bewildering, being thus the direct or indirect effects of the magmatic formation of the country commencing 70 million years ago. Analysing its…


10 Absolutely Spectacular Photographs Of The Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are a small archipelago situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. They are an autonomous territory of the Danish Realm since 1948 with the capital city of Tórshavn on the Streymoy island, the country’s most populous one. The isles were firstly settled by hermit Gaelic-speaking monks from Ireland and Scotland…


Why Greenland Is Not That Green And Iceland Not That Icy?

It is quite interesting to observe the fact that most of the terrain of Greenland is not that green and, likewise, that most of Iceland isn’t as ice capped as Greenland. But if Greenland is not that green and Iceland is not that icy, how come they ended up named so? Historical background Putting aside…


Norway – The First Country In The World To Stop Deforestation

Norway has officially become the first country in the world to ban deforestation and stop using products stemming from deforestation. Thus, any product which stems from deforestation will be banned in the Scandinavian state. The Parliament of Norway pledged on May 26, 2016 that the government’s public procurement policy will become deforestation-free. The pledge was…