Travel PodcastThere’s always a lot of talk of moving out of the US after every election. Have you considered Iceland? Or maybe just some travel there? This tiny Nordic nation sits on top of a huge Volcanic Hotspot in the middle of the Atlantic. Don’t let that deter you! Here are the top 6 perks of living dangerously:

1. The Hot Springs

 

Reykjadalur, which translates to Steam Valley, is only a 45-minute drive from Iceland’s capitol, Reykjavik. The further up the natural hot spring you go the hotter it gets. 

Geothermal energy beneath the Earth heats dozens of natural hot-springs scattered across the island.

2. The Geothermal Bakery

The ground gets so hot in some places that Icelanders use it to cook food. The guy in this picture dug out a pot of freshly baked bread off the coast of Lake Laugarvatn. You can check out Go the Travel Podcast’s latest episode on Geothermal Baking and Volcanic Hotspots.

...it gets so hot that the water constantly boils.

You only need to dig a few inches to reach the Geothermal Bakery.

3. The Geysirs

Geothermal energy powers these geysers and much more in Iceland. 99% of Iceland operates on renewable energy. Stay tuned to find out more about Iceland! iTunes link in our description. . . . #travel #adventure #podcast #explore #Iceland #icelandair #wheniniceland #worldtraveler #travelblog #travels #worldtravel #traveling #outdoors #geysir #geyser #geothermal #renewable #energy #vsco #inspiredbyiceland #create #radio #viking #geothermal #volcano #exploretocreate #discover #itunes #travelpodcast 📸 by @heatherjayed

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Did you know that, “Geyser,” is an Icelandic word? The OG, or Original Geyser in Iceland is named Geysir after the Old Norse word, geysa, “to gush.” This natural phenomenon occurs when the geyser’s water contacts the magma-heated bedrock. The water becomes Super Heated, which means it remains a liquid even though its temperature is above boiling point. This causes it to expand rapidly and upward creating a jet-like stream of water.

 4. Long Hot Showers

If you take a hot shower in #Reykjavik chances are the water came through this pipe. #iceland #winter

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Pipes like these transport hot water to Iceland’s cities. Almost all the homes there don’t need a water-heater. Geothermal heat warms the water keeping the energy costs really low. So you’ll never have to worry about the hot water running out and you can leave the heat on all day!

5. Ice-free Sidewalks

Via spacing.ca In Reykjavik they run hot water pipes beneath some of their sidewalks and roadways to keep them ice-free in the winter.

6. Green Renewable Energy

Iceland's Geothermal Power Station #geothermal #powerstation #iceland #roadtrip #adventure #roaming #explore #wild #wilderness #camping #intothewonder #landscape #nature #beauty #love

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The Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Station generates cheap energy for Icelanders. This energy source runs 24/7, it’s sustainable and better for the environment than other sources of energy.

Would you live on a Volcanic Hotspot? Reach out to us and check out our latest episode. If you're considering moving to Iceland or doing some Iceland Travel, then listen to our other podcast episodes for more information.

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Travel PodcastThere’s always a lot of talk of moving out of the US after every election. Have you considered Iceland? Or maybe just some travel there? This tiny Nordic nation sits on top of a huge Volcanic Hotspot in the middle of the Atlantic. Don’t let that deter you! Here are the top 6 perks of living dangerously:

1. The Hot Springs

Reykjadalur, which translates to Steam Valley, is only a 45-minute drive from Iceland’s capitol, Reykjavik. The further up the natural hot spring you go the hotter it gets. 

Geothermal energy beneath the Earth heats dozens of natural hot-springs scattered across the island.

2. The Geothermal Bakery

The ground gets so hot in some places that Icelanders use it to cook food. The guy in this picture dug out a pot of freshly baked bread off the coast of Lake Laugarvatn. You can check out our episode on Geothermal Baking and Volcanic Hotspots.

...it gets so hot that the water constantly boils.

You only need to dig a few inches to reach the Geothermal Bakery.

 3. The Geysirs

Geothermal energy powers these geysers and much more in Iceland. 99% of Iceland operates on renewable energy. 📸 by @heatherjayed

A photo posted by Go The Travel Podcast (@gothepodcast) on

Did you know that, “Geyser,” is an Icelandic word? The OG, or Original Geyser in Iceland is named Geysir after the Old Norse word, geysa, “to gush.”

This natural phenomenon occurs when the geyser’s water contacts the magma-heated bedrock. The water becomes Super Heated, which means it remains a liquid even though its temperature is above boiling point. This causes it to expand rapidly and upward creating a jet-like stream of water.

4. Long Hot Showers

If you take a hot shower in #Reykjavik chances are the water came through this pipe. #iceland #winter

A photo posted by Siggeir (@sigvicious) on

Pipes like these transport hot water to Iceland’s cities. Almost all the homes there don’t need a water-heater. Geothermal heat warms the water keeping the energy costs really low. So you’ll never have to worry about the hot water running out and you can leave the heat on all day!

5. Ice-free Sidewalks

Via spacing.caIn Reykjavik they run hot water pipes beneath some of their sidewalks and roadways to keep them ice-free in the winter. 

6. Green Renewable Energy

Iceland's Geothermal Power Station #geothermal #powerstation #iceland #roadtrip #adventure #roaming #explore #wild #wilderness #camping #intothewonder #landscape #nature #beauty #love

A photo posted by Emily Meister ↟ Wonder House (@em_meister) on

The Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Station generates cheap energy for Icelanders. This energy source runs 24/7, it’s sustainable and better for the environment than other sources of energy.

Would you live on a Volcanic Hotspot? Reach out to us and check out our latest episode. If you're considering moving to Iceland or doing some Iceland Travel, then listen to our other podcast episodes for more information.

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