Witness the famous natural attractions within the Golden Circle classic tour, while immersing yourself in Iceland's unique geothermal energy sources.
Geothermal Energy has been used in regions which shows obvious surface manifestations of activity near tectonic boundaries worldwide. Thanks to Iceland location on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the country boasts and an abundance of geothermal resources. Embark on the Golden Circle tour and witness the remarkable showings of geothermal energy first hand.
Embark on a remarkable tour that showcases Iceland's impressive geothermal wonders and national attractions. Here are the highlights of our itinerary.
Join us on this captivating journey that combines Iceland's geothermal wonders with its fascinating natural attractions. Book your tour today and discover the extraordinary power and beauty of geothermal energy in action.
Icelanders often claim to be pioneers in the utilizating geothermal energy for space heating and bathing. However if we look at the history, this practice dates back to the first century in Pompeii, Italy. In the 13th century, Snorri Sturluson, renowned writer, politician, and a poet in Iceland, used geothermal baths and even heated his turf hourse with hot water. Furthermore the French people in the city of Chaudes-Aigues installed a district heating system in the 14th Century using geothermal resource. Thus, it becomes evident that geothermal energy has a fascinating historical background, which you will have the opportunity to explore and learn about during this tour.
In summary, Icelanders can be considered pioneers in using geothermal energy for both space heating and bathing in hot natural pools and swimming pools. Using geothermal for electricity generation first became reality in Iceland in the seventies last century.
What is “geothermal energy”?
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Below you see photos of geothermal power plants. In this Golden Circle tour we will have visit Hellisheidi power plant (303 MWe and 200 MWth)