The area is known for powerful hot springs.

Kerlingarfjöll in the Icelandic highlands to become a reserve

17 Mar 2017 Kerlingarfjöll Mountains and geothermal area in the highlands is one of Iceland’s natural pearls. Now in the process of being turned into a nature reserve. Earlier there were some ideas of harnessing the geothermal power to make electricity.

Iceland’s volcanoes and hot springs to power UK homes?

29 Nov 2016 A proposed submarine power cable taking Icelandic green energy to the UK is now one step closer to becoming a reality, after a French asset company agreed to stump up with a major cash contribution.

View on Iceland: Arctic Circle, Geothermal and Fish Products

17 Sep 2016 Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

The Hellisheiði Power Station.

Revolutionary new CO2 binding technique developed in Iceland

10 Jun 2016 “The world now has a new weapon in the fight against climate change,” it has been announced, thanks to a revolutionary new technique developed in Iceland to lock away carbon dioxide.

Construction at the Þeistareykjavirkjun power plant.

EIB finances geothermal power plant in Iceland

9 Jun 2016 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 125 million loan agreement with Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland, to finance a new geothermal power station and its geothermal wells at Theistareykir, near Húsavik in north-eastern Iceland.

Cancer in Iceland linked to living in geothermal areas

1 Jun 2016 Scientists from the University of Iceland have discovered a link between rates of cancer and the amount of time spent living in areas of Iceland which use geothermal water.

Iceland has highest share of renewable energy in Europe

31 May 2016 71% of energy used in Iceland in 2014 came from renewable sources – the highest renewable share in Europe.

In his work, Valdimar Thorlacius explores the town of Hveragerði and its people, among the hot springs, clouds of steam and greenhouses.

Photography exhibition on geothermal town in Iceland

19 May 2016 An Island in Ölfus is the title of a new exhibition with photos by Valdimar Thorlacius. The title refers to a town in southern Iceland which lies in an active geothermal area. The town is also the photographer‘s home town, so it has a special meaning for him as a subject.

Here you can camp all year round protected from the Icelandic elements.

Camp inside a greenhouse in Iceland!

15 Apr 2016 A novelty camping idea in Iceland are the so-called Hobbit houses in Borgarfjörður, where you can pitch up your tent inside geothermally heated greenhouses.

Reykjanes Geopark.

Iceland gets two UNESCO Global Geoparks

19 Nov 2015 Two Icelandic geoparks have been included in a new UNESCO list recognising “the importance of managing outstanding geological sites and landscapes in a holistic manner” – UNESCO Global Geoparks.

CEO of Reykjavik Geothermal, Guðmundur Þóroddsson, greets Tymoshenko.

Tymoshenko looks into Iceland renewables

18 Jun 2015 Former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, visited Iceland on Tuesday to explore the opportunities for her country in the field of renewable energy.

Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon is one of the companies to have thrived within the Park.

“Iceland’s biggest contribution to the world”

28 May 2015 The Reykjanes Geothermal Resource Park is a “sustainable industrial park” in south-west Iceland showcasing geothermal energy and its uses.

Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir at the Paris event.

President and Minister in Paris talks

17 Apr 2015 The President of Iceland and the Icelandic Minister for Industry and Commerce, Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, are in Paris discussing climate change and geothermal energy with their French counterparts.

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