Volcanoes can wreak havoc with our lives and even take them without warning, but to geologists keen observing how Earth regenerates its crust, they can be as educational as they are scary.
A volcanic eruption at Iceland's Holuhraun Lava Field is the largest since the 18th century.
Cauldrons forming near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano suggest an eruption under the ice has already taken place.
All of Iceland's airports remain open, though the airspace over the eruption site is closed.
Iceland has warned that its largest volcano is in danger of erupting, four years after millions of air travelers were grounded by a huge ash cloud from another peak.
Earthquakes under Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano prompted the Met Office to raise the volcano's eruption risk level to orange.
A complex interaction between lava and water, rather than a battle between mythical trolls, is responsible for unusual basalt pillars in Iceland.
Campaign has made international news because some of protesters claim the proposed road would disturb the habitat of elves who live among the rocks.
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