Exciting Geothermal Energy!

geothermal activity

I have made my journey to the Hellnar Area, a land filled of geothermal activities!

The Icelandics have made a proud of controlling this great renewable source of energy! 85% of all eclectricity in Iceland is provided by renewables!
I went to the geothermal plant to explore the sound of these steams and pipes.

Then I sought for mud pots and hot springs!  I really like the natural crepitation and bubbling sounds coming from our earth. It is so exciting!

I eventually found out  that it even exists a geothermal cuisine!

This was my last stop in Iceland! I still want to record more, as this island hasn’t revealed all its power!
I am really impressed by how the Natural Forces (Wind, Earth, Fire, Water,..) are inherent of the landscapes and shaped the way human cultures developed!

Surprising Steaming Earth!

I have been driving around Reykjavik onto the golden circle.

Past the Thingvellir park, I saw steam coming from earth, thus intrigued me.
I realized this was the Geysir area, with many hot pots and geyser.

The geyser ‘Geysir’ is well-known and it is considered the mother of all geysers, since its name gave the name for all geysers on earth.

The Geysir is not spurting at this time, but smaller but nice one just next to Geysir, called Strokkur, spurts a lot more.

For recording the geyser, I used the mkh418 and Sanken C0-100k.
This would make nice watery explosion sound!

What an amazing show from our planet! This is stunning.
The whole area is full of geothermal activities.

Along the trail, I found Smoking River too!

Next, direction Snaefellsness Peninsula….