Visit of Krafla geothermal power station and Dettifoss waterfall
On our way from Akureyri to Seyðisfjörður we visited the geothermal energy landscapes of Krafla Power Station as well as the surrounding steam vents and lava fields in the North of the country. The extreme sound and sight of enormous amounts of steam hissing out of the bare ground, the pungent smell of sulfur, and the experience of walking through vast areas of lava formations provided a first impression of the violent natural forces that are being harnessed in this area.
Further along the road in the Northeast we visited Dettifoss, reputedly the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Here again, sight, sound, and touch (the spray was blowing everywhere) combined into a strong sensual experience of the sheer power of falling water.