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ICELAND EXPEDITION
16 - 22 March

Iceland is a Nordic Island country in the North Atlantic Ocean and the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is the only part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that rises above sea-level, and its central volcanic plateau is erupting almost constantly.

Due to the geological location of Iceland, the high concentration of volcanoes in the area is often an advantage in the generation of geothermal energy, the heating and making of electricity. During winter, pavements near these areas (such as Reykjavík and Akureyri) are heated up. Five major geothermal power plants exist in Iceland, which produce approximately 26.2% of the nation's electricity. In addition, geothermal heating meets the heating and hot water requirements of approximately 87% of all buildings in Iceland. Apart from geothermal energy, 73.8% of the nation's electricity is generated by hydro power, and 0.1% from fossil fuels.

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From March 16 to 22, Pancho Campo and the Chrand team will embark on an expedition to Iceland to record a documentary about its incredible landscapes but, most importantly, how this country has become the leading nation in renewable energy and sustainability. 

The recordings will also feature sustainable gastronomy, visit to glaciers, geothermal plants, diving in Silfra and how climate change is impacting the local economy and its citizens. 

During the visit to Iceland the team will witness a beach cleaning organized by The Blue Army and they will be conducting a wine tasting from a glacier.

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Gulfoss - Iceland

Geothermal energy & the Blue Lagoon

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EXPEDITION LEADERS

Pancho Campo
Founder of Wine for the Planet and Green Wine Future
CEO for Chrand Events
PADI Instructor and technical diver

José Villegas
President & CEO for Buceo Marina Diving Center
PADI Course Director
Tec Instructor Trainer

EXPEDITION SUPPORTED BY

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