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Geothermal Springs and Geysers

Iceland is located on both a geological hot spot, thought to be caused by a mantle plume, and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which runs right through it. This combined location means that the island is extremely geologically active, having many geysers (a word derived from the name of one in Iceland, Geysir). With this widespread availability of geothermal power residents of most towns have hot water and home heat for a low price. The energy is so inexpensive that in the wintertime, some sidewalks in Reykjavík and Akureyri are heated. There are five major geothermal power plants which produce about 26% (2006) of the country's electricity. In addition, geothermal heating meets the heating and hot water requirements for around 87% of the nation's housing.
 
Mıvatn Nature Baths
Geothermal pool
Strokkur geyser at the Geysir park
  Mıvatn Nature Baths  
  Geothermal pool  
  Strokkur geyser at the Geysir park  
Blue Lagoon geothermal spa
Bathing at Mıvatn Nature Baths
The main pool at the geothermal Mıvatn Nature Baths
  Blue Lagoon geothermal spa  
  Bathing at Mıvatn Nature Baths  
  The main pool at the geothermal Mıvatn Nature Baths  
Sulfur springs in southwestern Iceland
Bjarnarflag Geothermal Power Station
Blesi hot spring pool
  Sulfur springs in southwestern Iceland  
  Bjarnarflag Geothermal Power Station  
  Blesi hot spring pool  
Blesi hot spring at Geysir
Blesi and Strokkur
Stupid tourists
  Blesi hot spring at Geysir  
  Blesi and Strokkur  
  Stupid tourists  
No Bathing
  No Bathing  



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