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Views: Landscapes Of The Nordic Countries (4K)

The Nordics are one of the most magical regions in the world! Nordic Landscapes Timelapse | Amazing Landscapes.

The Nordic countries are a geographical and cultural region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic. It includes the sovereign states of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as well as the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland, and the autonomous region of Åland.

Views: The Landscapes And Endless Beauty Of Iceland

Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal power and is home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history.

Travel: Iceland – People, Culture And Landscapes

Our Iceland Travel Guide! Finally after two years we are able to bring the epic country of Iceland to you. We wanted to make sure we re-launched our travel show with something spectacular and Iceland fit the bill perfectly. From the volcanoes, to the geysers, to the beaches, to the food to the people, Iceland is like nowhere I’ve ever been before.

What an insanely beautiful place. We’re joined in this episode by the incomparable Icelandic chef and TV star Ólafur Örn Ólafsson. What an absolute legend, a true ambassador for Iceland and an honour to be able to include him in our little show.

We couldn’t have made our Iceland episode without the help of Greg Annandale, Dan Rubin, Paul Papadimitriou, and Nordurflug Helicopter Tours (http://www.helicopter.is).

Views: ‘Europe From Above’ – National Geographic UK

Europe From Above takes you on an unforgettable journey, full of unique adventures, to explore the spectacular features of six European countries: Norway, Croatia, Portugal, Switzerland, Ireland, and Iceland. Not only does this series show you the beautiful landscapes of each nation, but unravels the magical landmarks that each location has to offer.

From visiting Ireland’s precious grey seals, the magical Northern Lights of Norway and Croatia’s floating village, to exploring the Douro vineyard in Portugal, Iceland’s famous hot springs and stargazing from Swiss mountains, each adventure more exciting than the next. Come along on this trip and discover an amazing new perspectives on counties you thought you knew.

Ecology: Scientists Breed Plants With Fast-Growing Roots To Revitalize Land

Humanity faces major challenges. Could roots hold the answers? It’s possible: Research shows that roots have the potential to provide food for the world’s population, stop climate change and help extract resources in an environmentally friendly way. Plants must withstand periods of drought and heat, as well as flooding, and they use their roots to do this. Roots also help them actively search for nutrients in the soil, while warding off dangers such as pathogens and toxins.

Now, scientists at the research institute Forschungszentrum Jülich are investigating root growth using high-tech methods. The goal is to breed stress-resistant seeds for plants with robust roots. They are not alone: In Sweden, Professor Linda Maria Mårtensson is conducting research on a perennial wheat variety that will ensure higher yields while protecting the soil. Along the world’s coasts, too, roots are a lifesaver.

Coastal ecologist Professor Tjeerd Bouma has discovered that if special grasses are planted in front of dikes, they create a salt marsh that acts as a natural breakwater. Meanwhile, geochemist Dr. Oliver Wiche of the Technical University of Freiberg is researching something known as “phytomining.” He wants to know which plants are best suited for mining metals from the soil. Could this root research give rise to a new, environmentally friendly branch of industry?

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Aerial Views: The Many Landscapes Of Iceland

Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal power and is home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history.

Aerial Travel: Gullfoss Waterfall In Iceland (4K)

Gullfoss is a waterfall in Iceland, in the Südürland region. Gullfoss Waterfall is located on the Hvitau River, in the Høykadalur Valley, in the south of Iceland. The volume of water passing through Gullfoss averages 109 m³ / sec and rises to 130 m³ / sec in summer. With large floods, this figure increases many times over.