Tag Archives: geothermal

Bardarbunga Volcano – Updated

29th August 2014 Eruption was confirmed at 00.02 and lasted 2-3 hours on Friday morning. This was a small deviation from the process that is going on in the area, magma is still flowing and cracks are forming in the landscape. First pictures from TF-SIF show that the fissure is 900m long and around 5km [...]

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The Golden Circle

The Golden Circle. That’s our answer when asked about one of the most popular tourist route in Iceland. There is no surprise that hundreds of thousands of tourist visiting Iceland travel this magnificant route each year to lay eye on some of Iceland´s most unique landmarks. One of those is the historical site Þingvellir, where the [...]

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Hekla volcano might be close to an eruption

Experts say that the Icelandic mega-volcano Hekla, could be close to an eruption. Hekla Is the biggest volcano in Iceland and erupts approximately every 10 years. The last eruption was in the year 2000, so one might say that Hekla is overdue. When eruption occurs in Hekla, it usually happens with a very short notice; [...]

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Swimming in Reykjavik

Iceland is famous for its geothermal energy so there is no wonder that swimming and soaking in hot springs is one of Icelanders favorite past time activities. There is a saying about the Finns, that they truly open up in their saunas, and one could say similar thing about Icelanders. In the hot tubs, people [...]

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Iceland Geothermal Energy

Iceland Geothermal Energy – Due to the location of Iceland and the high concentration of volcanic activity, Iceland is blessed with abundance of geothermal energy, which is used for heating, production of electricity and as a method of relaxation and leisure. During the course of the 20th century, Iceland went from being one of the [...]

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Hekla volcano 2013 – daily reports

Hekla volcano is located in South Iceland and is one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes. Hekla volcano, sometimes called “The Gateway to Hell” is a stratovolcano and has the height of 1,491 metres (4,892 ft). Hekla last erupted on February 28, 2000. We’ll be updating this site with a daily reports on the restless volcano. A stratovolcano is a tall, conical [...]

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Mývatn – a nature paradise in North Iceland

Mývatn is a special place. Most Icelanders stop by the area when travelling in North Iceland. Mývatn is the second largest lake in Iceland, 36,5 km² and lies through a volcanic belt in the North of Iceland. Many volcanoes are in close proximity to the lake, such as Hverfjall, Krafla and Þrengslaborgir. No wonder this [...]

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Krýsuvík Geothermal Area

Visit Krýsuvík, one of the high temperature areas in Iceland Passing through Krýsuvík Geothermal Area is like coming to a different planet, where the raw landscape shines through volcanism. Krýsuvík is one of Iceland´s best kept secret, and one of the geothermal wonders. It is not difficult to imagine that mythical creatures could live in [...]

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