Skaftafell: Where Fire and Ice Meet

Skaftafell, Iceland: Aurora photographed March 2015 (© Flickr/Mark Smith)


The sheer size and beauty of mountains never ceases to provoke feelings of awe, humility and wonder. But mountains are also important water towers and natural habitats for peoples, plants and animals. Inspired by this, the United Nations has declared 2002 to be International Year of the Mountains. Laura Durnford examines Skaftafell in Iceland – and the impact of tourism.

Produced and presented by Laura Durnford

Featured in Euroquest 29 November, 2002