Path to Fire
On a sunny Saturday in March 2010 I went for one of the coolest — yet hottest — hikes I have ever done. The path lay up onto the mountain range Fimmvörðuháls — between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull — in the southern highlands of Iceland. It was a cold day with freezing temperatures of minus ten to minus fifteen degrees centigrade. The destination was one of the hottest ones in Iceland at the time — an erupting crater in the northern part of the Fimmvörðuháls mountain range.