Hardly any country is more pristine, more raw and more enraptured than Iceland. Everywhere it steams and bubbles. Volcanism can be experienced up close. In contrast, numerous glaciers flank the active volcanoes. The island, which is still young in terms of its geological history, is lined with idyllic waterfalls all around. If you go inland, the so-called highlands, you walk in a desert-like, volcanic landscape, which often can hardly shine more colorful.