Iceland is like no other place we visited. Its landscapes are breathtaking.
The fact that geothermal energy provides most space heating and a significant amount of electricity generation is a hint that this is an unusual place.
We took an eight hour bus excursion around the "golden circle" from Reykjavík.
Apart from the stark volcanic landscape we saw the Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss, and erupting hot spings at the Geysir geothermal area, before visiting the rift valley at Thingvellir.
At Thingvellir the valley floor is subsiding because the North American tetonic plate is pulling away from the European plate. Our bus took just a minute or two to travel from Europe to North America.