So you’re a big company with loads of servers; big computers which power your website and other IT.

The servers need electricity to stay alive and they need cooling otherwise all that computing makes them overheat.

Where would you put them? A cold country with cheap electricity would do nicely.

Free electricity! Image credit: Nick55

Iceland thinks it is just the place. It’s fairly cold for most of the year, and the underground conditions that cause its geysers also provide abundant, cheap and clean geothermal electricity.

Read more from the BBC about Iceland’s reinvention as a data centre industry hub.

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About the author

Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.