The earth’s crust is made up of several large tectonic plates. Iceland is located at the intersection of two of these plates. This photo shows the split between the American and the European plates, which are slowly moving apart (about an inch per year.) Iceland is the only place in the world where you can see tectonic plate movement at ground level; all the other places where the plates meet are under the ocean. The photo was taken near Skálholt, Iceland.