I found it extremely interesting that the home of Volcano Katla, lies beneath Glacier Mýrdalsjökull! It’s such a strange juxtaposition in geography and nature to see Earth’s two extremes so closely related. I was amazed by how beautiful it is to be on top of a glacier. Arriving to Katla-Mýrdalsjökull, we all made sure we had our crampons locked onto our boots tightly for the hike. Hiking a glacier was a little more difficult than i thought it would be, stomping around just to make sure the spikes on the crampons actually gripped onto the ice was a workout on its own! We came across a small ice cave and even made sure we were blessed by the Vikings by putting volcanic ash on our faces! Old Icelandic folk tales say that the only way to make it down a glacier as successfully as you made it up the glacier, is to make sure volcanic ash is on your face! Being at the top of the glacier was truly beautiful experience, I felt like the world froze still for just a moment in time. After hiking Mýrdalsjökull, we stopped at a Rapeseed-Oil farm. It was truly awesome to see the same rape-seed oil used for cooking, be put into the same bus we were riding on as biofuel!! I was amazed by how efficient the process to excrete the biofuel/ cooking oil was!