Iceland is a both a simple and complex place. Of its 330,000 total population, few live outside the Reykjavik area. The island is almost void of trees and signs of past and present volcanism is seen everywhere. The tundra is vast, barren and in the winter has a stark alien beauty. Visiting the glaciers, at first I was in awe of the size and aqua color of the ice. The sadness is realizing they are quickly melting. The lagoons and floating icebergs are remnants of the glaciers that have broken off, melted, and will flow into the North Atlantic. Images on this web site of ice washed up onto the black volcanic sand beaches are small sections that will be gone tomorrow.