Location: Haifoss/Hornstrndir Iceland
Iceland Research Stations. Site 01, Haifoss.
Site 01 is situated upstream of the great Haifoss waterfall in southwest Iceland. This location is at the base of the Icelandic highlands, a volcanically active region of the country closely situated to the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Haifoss was chosen as Site 01 as it offered both an opportunity to study the site’s ancient geological features while also creating a perfect basecamp for explorers, hikers, and mountaineers.
Iceland Research Stations. Site 02, Hornstrndir.
Site 02 is situated in the western fjords of Iceland, sitting halfway between the coast and the Drankajokull Glacier along glacial river run-off. This location offers significant raw data about the local landscape and climate conditions/change. This region of Iceland is one of the oldest geological parts of the country. While remote, the site sits outside the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, a beautiful landscape nearly untouched by humanity. The region of Hornstrandir is large enough that it would take many days to trek across on foot.