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How to make a volcano cake

Here’s an idea for home cooking with some Geography! It’s an experimental recipe rather like the real thing, can you predict where the lava will start to flow when the eruption begins? The steps for making the cake are based on a recipe I found in Iceland some years ago, and there’s masses of scope to make create something really spectacular!

FAQ: Where is Iceland?

Situated between Greenland, Norway and Scotland, and just below the Arctic Circle, Iceland is in surprisingly easy reach of America, Europe and the UK. The area of the island of Iceland is approximately 103,000km2 which makes it the second largest island in Europe after Great Britain. It takes about 3 hours to fly from London, and about 5 hours from […]

FAQ: What is the Golden Circle Tour in Iceland?

In short, the Golden Circle is the collection of three of South Iceland’s most important and spectacular landmarks: the Thingvellir National Park, Gulfoss waterfall and the geyser, Strokkur. Visitors flock to the Golden Circle to enjoy spending a day to see these must-see natural features as part of their Iceland holiday. There are many ways to see and experience the […]

FAQ: How much daylight can I expect in Iceland?

Iceland is a land of contrasts and the cycle of daylight throughout the year is no exception. At the time of the summer solstice (around June 23) there are 17 more hours of daylight per day than at the winter solstice. This means that between May and September, there is plenty of daylight time for enjoying all that Iceland out […]

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