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 the International Year of the Mountains. Laura Durnford examines Skaftafell in Iceland and the impact of tourism.

Producer: Laura Durnford

Broadcast: November 29, 2002