Iceland’s a world leader in geothermal energy. Today, you’ll get to see how the country earns its crown. Your first stop is just a few kilometres outside of Reykjavik. The active volcano, Hengill, hasn’t erupted for thousands of years, but it’s still active. The hot springs and steaming vents are tell-tale signs. And that’s why the government decided to build a geothermal plant close by. You’ll stop here to visit the exhibition, which tells you all about how the island harnesses the energy to power the capital. You’ll swing by Hveragerdi next. This town sits on top of an old magma chamber, so you can walk among springs in its centre. You’ll grab some food at a local restaurant, before making tracks for Thingvellir. Here, you can see where the world’s first parliament was formed and tick off Iceland’s biggest natural lake.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.