Photographer's Note

Due to its special geological location with lots of volcanic activities, Iceland is predestined to make use of its geothermal active areas to produce energy. The energy is mostly used as electricity or to heat up streets or houses in the bigger cities such as Reykjavik or Akureyri.
One such region where geothermal activity is used extensively is around mount Krafla, a extinct volcano, near lake Myvatn in northern Iceland. Thus around 25% of Icelands energy needs are covered trough geothermal energy production. The Krafla station is the biggest in Iceland and uses over 15 boreholes permanently, one of which is pictured here.
By the way it is stricly forbidden to swim in the lake pictured here because of hot water pockets under the surface.

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Additional Photos by Daniel Solinger (marabu61) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 970 W: 63 N: 2126] (11587)
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