Borgarfjordur, Iceland

Iceland’s landscapes include many hot springs, mountains and volcanoes, as well as fjords, carved by glacial forces. There are a total of 109 fjords in Iceland. One of them, connected from Borganes, is Borgarfjordur. The fjord towers above the water from which it climbs, creating waterfalls that, depending on the season, falls hundreds of feet. This gives an insight into many of Iceland’s natural resources, including the fresh water that comes off the 269 glaciers housed on the island. These glaciers are triggered by the geothermal activity that goes on underneath them, creating flowing rivers, waterfalls and hot springs around the landscape. Due to unchecked livestock and interference from natural gas companies, trees are very sparse in Iceland. The once forested lands have given way to meadows that stand in subjection to the landscape surrounding them.