Hello from Iceland!

A geology lesson

Day 2: Greetings from one of the most beautiful places on Earth!

Today was our first day in the filed, and we started it off with an Icelandic staple: Skyr and granola. After going over some logistics, we journeyed into the vast and astonishingly beautiful lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula, in the hopes of scouting out some lakes to sample over the coming weeks. After a bumpy ride and a couple of stops to examine past volcanic activity and extraordinary geological structures, we arrived at Lake Djupavatn, a medium-sized lake surrounded on both sides by steep volcanic rock. A team of four set out to take samples in our raft, while the others explored the lake outlet and surrounding geology.¬†As much as I’d love to go on, the day has been long and we’ll be up early to continue exploring.

Getting ready to sample the lake

We’ll all be updating the blog, so stay tuned!

-Madie

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