This is my first time to Iceland and had a bit of time for a tour. The folks at Verne Global recommended Omar at IC Iceland for a tour of the Golden Circle. For a technology person Omar was a great fit for a tour guide. Omar used to work OS support in Iceland for IBM AS/400 and 360, then worked on complex system installs for Hughes Electronics equipment, and even worked on an ABB control systems with SCADA controls in a power plant in Iceland.
IC Iceland is a fully licensed tour operator specializing in guided super truck tours and extended tour around Iceland. Super trucks are powerful 4×4 vehicles that are customized in Iceland to handle tough terrain of the highlands and glaciers.
So first what the data center crowd would care about. The sights, the glaciers, waterfalls. No power. Well he did see the awesome sights of the area, and also saw the power infrastructure.
Here is a small venting of the steam from a drill site.
Driving up to this drill site you can't see much.
Here is a view of many more drilling sites.
The steam from the range of well gets piped to a steam processing area.
Here is a closer look at the steam plant.
The steam gets sent to power plant.
Here is a smaller power plant.
Omar did a great job of also showing the sights of the Reykjavik and the Golden Circle. Here are more of the shots you would expect from a typical tour guide. Don't know of any one who would show you the above.
Omar is in this shot. Omar is the one who looks like he is not cold.
FYI, most of Iceland's power comes from Hydroelectric.
We were heading up to the Glacier.
But we weren't going to see anything.
So we turned around when the road was like this.
One of the unexpected pleasures was driving by Ossur which bought a good friends company years ago. It was nice to see the company I have heard about.