The town also sits in the shadow of both a glacier and a volcano. Its beaches are covered with beautiful, black volcanic sand. This Icelandic outpost is one of several far-flung settings for an environmental art project called 350 Earth. In each place, artists are creating displays that are big enough to be seen from space.
So, name this southern-most Icelandic town that’s home to Atlantic puffins, black sandy beaches and the Katla volcano.
The answer is the village of Vik. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with environmentalist Bill McKibben about a global art project called 350 Earth designed to highlight the impact of climate change around the world, and with artist Bjargey Ólafsdóttir who will create a huge mural of a polar bear in Vik, Iceland. (see video below)