Iceland straddles the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates diverge. This unique position makes it one of the most volcanically active countries in the world. Head north across the uninhabited interior to the wild volcanic area around Lake Mývatn. Explore bubbling mud pots, hissing steam vents, and the craters of dormant volcanoes. Alongside expert guides, wander through a spectacular ice cave, home to ice formations that are several hundred years old and which provide spectacular photographic opportunities. Hike on congealed lava flows from a series of massive eruptions that occurred in the late 1970s. Bathe in the blue mineral waters of a natural thermal pool surrounded by black lava beds, and visit Akureyri, a thriving city within a mountain-lined fjord. Ride colorful Icelandic horses on the slopes above the fjord, explore a village of turf farmhouses, and go whale watching in a traditional Icelandic oak boat on Eyjafjörður, whose waters are visited by many species of whales and other sea life. Present your On Assignment project in Akureyri on your final night in the North.