Today we start packing up our tents and getting ready to head out of the Katla Valley site. After an hour or so of loading up the trucks we were on our way! Heading back towards civilization was super fun. Our group ambassador at the time, Helga, wanted to show us what a true Icelandic Super-Jeep experience was like. We drove through rivers and streams and even helped 2 stranded folks get out of the mountains! Since the glacial streams are constantly changing, the rivers are also constantly shifting! From one minute to the next you can definitely find yourself stuck out there on foot. After some Super Jeep fun, we drive into a Volcanic Crater to see it for ourselves. Getting out of the Super Jeeps and stepping on to volcanic rocks and sediment was surreal. Not to mention black sand beaches and beautiful waterfalls afterwards!! I was really inspired by a small scale, homemade hydro-power plant at a farm we stopped at on our way towards our next hostel. I thought this was an amazing concept that could go a long way in the states if we began to establish homemade projects that can produce sustainable energy to the very farm that implements them. It’s a great way to squeeze a little extra energy out of the resources that surround us!!