Field trip Iceland 2016

From June 5th until June 12th a geothermal field trip to Iceland was organised by Prof. Dr. David Bruhn. During this field trip participants saw the various steps and sites of geothermal power production in Iceland and learned more about historical and as well as about modern energy production technologies from geothermal heat. Students learned about the development of geothermal power production: from investigating the geological system to power conversion.

A deep geothermal drill site was visited in the Southwestern part of Iceland. The geology of the region was explored, including the Þingvellir National Park in the rift valley between the North American and Eurasian Plates. Participants saw the surface manifestations such as the famous Strokkur geyser and investigated exhumed geothermal systems in Geitafell, Southern Iceland.