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Geothermal Activity


Geothermal Fields

Geothermal Energy

Hydrothermal Features



Due to its unique tectonic position on a mid-ocean ridge overlying a mantle plume, Iceland has a high amount of geothermal activity. Geothermal activity refers to processes driven by the transfer of heat to the Earth’s surface from a source at depth. Geothermal activity has many consequences for society and the environment in Iceland - from geothermal energy production to hydrothermal tourist attractions.

 Geothermal energy

Figure 1. The Krafla geothermal power plant in Iceland.

By: Emma Rieb