Quaint farmhouses line the Skálavegur Road as it passes through Ysti-Skáli, along Iceland’s south coast. Despite sitting at the foot of Eyjafjallajökull, the community was relatively unaffected by last year’s eruption.
Photograph by Brooks Walker Cyclists tackle the Sprengisandur track across the island’s highland interior. The jeep road, open in summer, follows the main volcanic rift zone. Read more about Iceland in “Life Atop a Cauldron” in the April 2011 issue of National Geographic Traveler.