Because Iceland sits on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge tectonic plate boundary, there is a lot of volcanic activity. The benefit of this of course, is geothermal energy. Because volcanic activity is so constant and so close to the surface, the heat is easier to collect, which makes Iceland the place to be for geothermal energy.
More than 25% of Iceland’s energy comes from geothermal plants. When you visit the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant, you will definitely notice the smell of sulfur in the air!
Wondering about geothermal energy and the capital city? Check out this post: Nine fascinating facts about geothermal energy and Reykjavík
Check out this video primer on Geothermal Energy: