Tourists relax in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, the closest thing to Disneyland in Iceland.
With harsh weather common, plastic flowers adorn Greenland's graveyards.
A native Kuluskian entertains tourists with authentic folk tales and singing.
A lonely gas pump between the Kulusuk airport and the town of Kulusuk, population 310, in the Greenland countryside.
Ed Tower takes a break from a seal hunt off the Greenland coast to climb an island outcrop.
The author, his father, and their guide, keep a lookout for seals.
Ed and Wells Tower search in different direction for seals.
The guide keeps his rifle at the ready in case a seal is spotted.
Cathedral icebergs tower over the boat near the Greenland coast.
Traditional earthen housing, common until just after World War II, on the island of Heimaey, Iceland.
A sculpture on the island of Heimaey reminds residents to listen to the sea.
The town of Vestmannaeyjar, on the island of Heimaey, population 4500, where snow now rarely falls.