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Sturlureykir

Region: West Iceland
Coordinates: 64.6667° N 21.3833° W

About Sturlureykir

Sturlureykir is a farm in the Reykholt Valley in the Borgarfjordur District. One of the farmers, Erlendur Gunnarsson (1853-1919), wanted to exploit one of the hot springs near his farm for house heating and other purposes, but they were all on lower ground than the farm houses.

He built a concrete cover on top of one of them and pipelined the steam into his house, where he had also built a special herd of concrete, where the family could cook all their meals. He was the first farmer in the area to exploit this source of energy this way.

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