On and in a hot land

The World Geothermal Congress (WGS) is currently being held in Harpa. The conference was launched on Sunday by the President and Prime Minister of Iceland and ends today. The World Congress is held every five years, and there are about 2,000 registered guests, half of whom are in Iceland. The other half participates through teleconferencing equipment. The conference’s primary purpose is to discuss the biggest challenges in land use to support climate action worldwide. Geothermal energy plays a key role here. Participants from over one hundred countries came to Reykjavík to discuss these major issues at the conference.

Geologists and geothermal experts took a short break today to get acquainted with geothermal energy and volcanic activity in the vicinity of Reykjavík. Here they stand on a hill in Heiðmörk and look over Rauðhólar.

Photo and text: Páll Stefánsson