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Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant Visitor's Centre

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Address: Route 1 | Hellisheidarvirkjun, Hveragerdi 816, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 591 2880
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The geothermal power plant has a visitor's center with tours around our...

The geothermal power plant has a visitor's center with tours around our energy exhibition, cafe and a gift shop.

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Appreciate Iceland's gifts and how they harness it

The geothermal plant highlights the natural resources that Iceland has been blessed with, and how they use these gifts to be energy self sufficient using clean energy. Eye opening... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of our first Gateway to Iceland tour, our family (Husband, adult Daughter and I) visited the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant. It was fascinating to learn about Iceland's geothermal power industry. This cold country sits astride the meeting point of two tectonic plates, the Eurasian plate and the North American plate. This accounts for Iceland's volcanic activity, its hot... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The geothermal plant highlights the natural resources that Iceland has been blessed with, and how they use these gifts to be energy self sufficient using clean energy. Eye opening to know they heat their streets using this to avoid needing to shovel snow, and that hot water is piped into the homes using this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here and learned the history and how everything is heated with the geothermal water. Now I understand why water and power is so cheap compared to California where there is a drought.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was fascinating to approach this power station from Reykjavik and see billowing white steam on the horizon before seeing the place itself. The building has an interesting design with plenty of parking and a lovely entrance hall (albeit with the obligatory gift shop - though who can blame them). The reception staff were friendly and helpful and gave us... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the weather was horrible, we decided to do this indoors activity. We were the only ones in the centre, but according to the staff mornings are usually busy with guided tours stopping here. The exhibition was nice with good animations as well as videos and interesting facts about geothermal energy. One highlight was the window into the plant, where... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's an interesting exhibition which was done without a guide and it lasted 1 hour for us. It's a 2 floors building with paints, rocks, machines and big screen TVs telling about geothermal thing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent museum with good exhibits on the power plant and excellent exhibits on the geology that makes the plant possible

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Excellent displays, beautiful architecture, small shop, inspiring and educational. Well worth a visit from everyone.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stopped here with our tour group to get an inside look on how the geothermal power plant works. Our guide was very good in explaining the process on how they obtain the geothermal water from the ground and how they convert the energy to electricity and send it to the houses of its customers. It was cool to see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this plant and had a shoe guided tour and watch the 5 minute video about how this plan works, really interesting and educational!

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