13th Century Gras Covered Sheds at Nupsstadur Farm, Southern Iceland

13th Century Grass Covered Sheds at Nupsstadur Farm, Southern Iceland   Icelandic turf houses were the product of a difficult climate, offering superior insulation compared to buildings solely made of wood or stone, and the relative difficulty in obtaining other construction materials in sufficient quantities. 30% of Iceland was forested when it was settled, mostly…

The Krafla Geothermal Power Plant, Iceland

  The Krafla area is named after one of the mountains at the centre of the region and is the location. Krafla is a caldera of about 10 km in diameter with a 90 km long fissure zone, in the north of Iceland in the Mývatn region. Its highest peak reaches up to 818 m. The Krafla…