|Iceland's Blue Lagoon - beautiful isn't it?|
'Due to the special geological location of Iceland, the high concentration of volcanoes in the area is often an advantage in the generation of geothermal energy, the heating and production of electricity. During winter, pavements near these areas (such as Reykjavík and Akureyri) are heated up.
Five major geothermal power plants exist in Iceland, which produce approximately 26.2% (2010) of the nation's energy. In addition, geothermal heating meets the heating and hot water requirements of approximately 87% of all buildings in Iceland. Apart from geothermal energy, 73.8% of the nation’s electricity was generated by hydro power, and 0.1% from fossil fuels.'
Greg and I have been discussing going to Iceland again to visit our friends, see the Northern Lights and explore this gorgeous country of contrasts.
|One of the power plants at the Blue Lagoon|
I found Iceland to be the most balanced and energetically advanced country I have ever visited. They talk about the Elementals like we talk about the weather.
We hired a taxi to take us to the wedding. The driver spoke about how the fairies were giving his mother a hard time by hiding things from her. I found myself rather charmed.
I spent a day at the outdoor spa. The hot geysered water is pale blue due to the white mud which contrasts strongly with the black volcanic rock...an amazing sight and so energising and refreshing. I loved the place...except that it is freezing even in summer!!
We hired a car and travelled out daily from Reykjavik to sightsee. Country of contrasts and very lovely.
I believe that the bloodline of the Icelandics is the purest strain of Vikings found on planet Earth...except that my friend has now thrown in some South African blood...hehe.
|Musicians at the wedding|
|Our friends traditional handfasting|
|Yep that is me in my sheepskin coat - it was cold!|