Looking east along the south shore of Snaefellsness
to Snaefelljokull, a glacier-clad peak in west Iceland. The peninsula,
Snaefellsness, is an anomalous area of recent volcanic activity
away from the main rift systems (the mid-ocean ridge). The basalts
erupted on Snaefellsness are distinct from those in the main rifts,
in that they are more alkaline in composition.