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Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant Visitor's Centre

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Address: Route 1 | Hellisheidarvirkjun, Hveragerdi 816, Iceland
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+354 591 2880
09:00 - 17:00
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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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Boring for some, Interesting for others.

My husband was very interested in this plant, and wanted to stay longer. I was a bit bored after 20 minutes. Very cool to learn about how they harness energy and use it to power... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Palm Coast, Florida
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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband was very interested in this plant, and wanted to stay longer. I was a bit bored after 20 minutes. Very cool to learn about how they harness energy and use it to power so many things. Very green environment!

Thank nboutot
Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived in a blizzard in January and were pretty much the only people there. The process of generating geothermal energy was well explained and some of the displays were interesting. Some of the area is clearly being redeveloped so we couldn't enter it and there were no tours for us to go on. it might be more interesting to... More 

Thank Hardman52
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They offer a self guided tour with many videos to watch. It was fascinating to learn about how they develop energy for the majority of Iceland.

Thank mikenneally
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You could learn more from websites though. We paid student price, 950kr/person. Really nothing much. Especially, you dont like museums. The building might looks big but the exhibition area is only one floor. Mainly playing videos. And displaying different types of stones. Overall, disappointed........

Thank Toro Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seeing nature is great, learning about nature is even better. One of the locals said she felt 20 minutes was plenty to spend here....boy was she wrong. Clearly she has no interest in understanding the unique geological resource Iceland has. We were on tour so were only here about 25 minutes but it was awesome and we plan to come... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here as the first stop on our "golden circle" tour out of Reykjavik. I was so glad we opted for a tour that included it... we really enjoyed learning about the geothermal energy and how it was harnessed and used. The guide from the plant gave excellent explanations and answered questions. Just be prepared for unpleasant sulfur smell!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We had a whistle stop tour here as part of a golden circle complete tour. It was unfortunately only 30 mins so we didn't get to experience the whole thing hence not the full 5 star rating. What we did see and experience was very interesting, however. Be aware if a coach tour arrives as you try to leave though... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We were disappointed by the centre. It is reasonably expensive entry fee and there is not that much to see. The videos are good to offer a broad view of the tectonic activity but the explanations of the energy plant itself are not particularly clear or accessible. I think this could be improved to be more informative. We didn't join... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 

Thank SECh694
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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