Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík (English= Smokey Inlet), is so-named because early Vikings mistook the steam from nearby hot springs, for smoke. Also, the generic term for spouting hot spring, “geyser” is an Icelandic word and comes from the name of the one first seen here by explorers, and it’s called, Geysir. From the earliest settlements, Icelanders have been exploiting geothermal water for their use and Geysir has been an attraction since the 1700’s.
You can enjoy the soothing properties of thermal waters at the Blue Lagoon and other spa sites in Iceland. Or, maybe just in the shower, tub or Jacuzzi.
Nowadays, over 90% of Iceland’s homes are heated by geothermal water, and any smokestacks you see on houses are leftovers from the oil and coal-burning days.
If you want to experience the soothing influences of geothermal waters, it can easily be arranged by f-stop Tours!