As I was learning about the history of energy in Iceland, I found it very interesting that Iceland has always used their hot springs as a source of water to bathe and wash their clothes in. I found this early custom to be a very convenient way of utilizing the geothermal activity and available resources for the benefit of the people. After class, we drove towards Reykjadalur (which was about 30 minutes away from Reykjavik). Once in Reykjadalur, we hiked about 3 miles into the mountains towards the hot springs to experience them for ourselves! Bathing in them was truly awesome! The springs become hotter as we walked up the mountains. Finding the perfect hot spring to tolerate is a little tedious but once found, it’s a great place to relax after a long hike!!