Interesting day today, visiting some places around Reykjavik. The first is the site of a geothermal plant. Because of all the geothermal activity added to all the hydro electric the country produces, electricity is very cheap. So much so, that this geothermal plant sells power to Scotland!
This gives you both the natural and the man made version. In the background is the geothermal plant, and in the foreground it just comes right to the surface.
Like I said, it looks like Mars, or maybe Venus – closer to the sun.
Unlike here in the U.S. where you wouldn’t be able to go anywhere near something like this, with ropes and boardwalks at the edge, we were able to walk amongst the “hot pots”. Just be careful where you step!!
That’s Andy out there walking in the mist.
….. and then there’s the fish drying operation. They hang these fish out to dry for four months!!!! Once dry, they are ground up to fish powder and added to soups and things for taste. Another reason not to buy processed fish products! Fortunately, we were there early this morning with the temperature hovering around freezing so the smell wasn’t too bad. Can’t even imagine what it’s like in the summer!!
Well, that’s it from Iceland. Packing up in the morning and heading home in the afternoon. It’s been an incredible experience in a magical land. When I get home I’ll be putting together a gallery or two of more images from the land of Fire and Ice!
don’t forget, click to see bigger, especially that fish one at the end!