Geothermal Springs and Volcanoes!!!!!
Because Iceland is located on the spot where two of the earth's plates meet (the mid-atlantic ridge), the country of Iceland is a place where the Earth is constantly letting off steam. Ever since being settled, the people of Iceland have enjoyed the naturally heated waters caused by cracks in the earths crust that heat it with the hot molten lava under the surface. In the 18th century they started to come up with ways to harness this energy into heating their homes and greenhouses. Now much of Iceland's energy is produced by this natural power! Not only is this clean energy free, it can be a tourist attraction too!!
The English word "geyser" comes from the real attraction in Iceland, named Geysir, which has been spouting hot water high up into the air for over 10,000 years. Many smaller geysers can be found all over Iceland, as well as naturally heated mineral pools with crystal clear waters heated to perfection by mother earth! People come to Iceland from all over to soak in the different pools, many are just for fun but many are said to have medicinal purposes.
See? No big deal.(yeah right)
- bottle of diet coke or coke zero (works the best and not sticky)
- pack of mentos (any flavor)
- paper bag to make it (kinda) look like a volcano
Iceland was cool too...where to next?!?