Iceland in March: Environment, Photography & Aurora Hunting

There are many ways to travel and explore a different country. To fulfil a childhood dream of experiencing the northern lights, the aurora borealis, Ava Kabouchy visited Iceland as a volunteer and participated in environmental projects.

Between whale spotting, trash collection, photography lessons and snow hiking, she learned more about Iceland than on a traditional holiday. Here’s her inspirational account:

Walking The Devil’s Valley

Dante found inspiration in this foul-smelling, sulphur-coloured, steaming landscape for his “Hell” in the Divine Comedy. I find it more extraterrestrial in appearance, as if Mars and the Moon had a lovechild. The lunar-like surface is full of fumaroles from which steam is hissing or water is boiling. Le Biancane Nature Park is a unique geological…