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Krysuvik Geothermal Area

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On the way between airport and hotel we stopped off to see a step in the process of the distribution of the Icelanders’ power supply. This station is responsible for the conversion of geothermal energy (of which they have barely tapped plenty) into electricity and for ensuring that the water is cool enough to pipe into people’s houses.

One of many, the station itself is quite small and tardis-like in its external simplicity but it’s difficult to describe the sheer roaring, thundering immensity of it all. The earth groans and rumbles with the power of the flow, the air vibrates with the strength of the superheated water underfoot and release of steam at our level and our ears are assaulted by constant changes in a deep resonant steady pressure of noise that, while strongly contained, nonetheless feels boundless in its huge potential.

Sprocket says:

isn't that a Dr Who set??? have you been stalking David Tennant again??

26th Dec 2009, 12:37

Caine says:

Wow. Otherworldly.

26th Dec 2009, 18:56

Sounds absolutely amazing !

27th Dec 2009, 09:19

Viv says:

it must be amazing

27th Dec 2009, 19:40

itchymoblog says:

I'm loving your description as much as the pictures. I've seen photos of geothermal stuff before but they never mentioned the noise of it all! Fascinating.

28th Dec 2009, 12:45

DocD says:

Always wanted to go to Iceland and your pics have made me want to go even more

28th Dec 2009, 14:29

crickson says:

Cool - I like the igloo shape to it!

28th Dec 2009, 15:33

Dhamaka says:

thank you everyone.. wonderful compliments :)

29th Dec 2009, 17:10

Spiderbaby says:

Wow. That really is awesome. Really.

1st Jan 2010, 23:17

Dhamaka says:

thanks and yes, it really really is

1st Jan 2010, 23:22