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The Geothermal Energy Exhibition

Address: Hellisheidi Power Plant, Hengill, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 412 5800
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Owner description: The Geothermal Energy Exhibition at the Hellisheiði Power PlantThe way Icelanders harness geothermal energy is the reason they can run their modern society. This is drawing the attention of nation around the world where geothermal energy can be found.The Geothermal Energy Exhibition at Hellisheiði Power Plant is a state-of-the-art look into the harnessing of geothermal energy in Iceland. The plant is a striking example of how geothermal energy is harnessed in a sustainable manner in Iceland and a showcase for the rest of the world.Experienced guides are on-hand to provide informative presentations backed by multimedia shows about sustainable green energy as a global energy source. Geothermal resources can be found worldwide.Enjoy our coffee shop and browse through a selection of educational material in the souvenirs corner. Open every day of the week from 09:00 – 17:00. We are about 20 min. drive from Reykjavík on Route 1 towards Hveragerði.Service:A fully licensed coffee shop with specially brewed coffee, sandwiches, etc. A souvenirs corner with a selection of educational material on geothermal energy, including DVDs, books, a Hengill hiking map, etc. Ample parking and restrooms. Meetings and conference facilities:• Excellent facilities for exhibitions and events• Ample space for up to one thousand guests• Breathtaking surroundings• Visit Reykjavik –Study Tours• Special lectures on geothermal energy, production and environmental issues• We provide information on hiking and off-road trips in the area•
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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Everyone liked this tour. It was a little hard to find even with GPS. There is a small charge to get into the building for a very informative tour. This gives some interesting information on how Iceland uses their geothermal resources to generate power and use the hot water to supply heating and hot water to the community. I can't... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We visited here as part of a tour and thought it was a fascinating place. The guides were very knowledgeable and were only too happy to answer our questions.

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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This to me was one of the most interesting tours in Reykjavik as I am a retired Chemical/ Environmental Engineer. This plant supplies heat and electrical power to 99.9% of the buildings in Reykjavik.

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Margate Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

An attraction not to be missed and full of big boys toys. This geothermal plant is one of 5 in Iceland providing in excess of 80% of the nations heating and hot water needs. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and gave a brilliant overview of the plants application.This plant generates over 300 Mega Watts of power and you get to... More

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White Sulphur Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The geothermal system they showed in the exhibit was really unique and interesting! We admired the facility and the benefit the Icelanders get from the system designed! A true example for the rest of the world. The technology was amazing!

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Florissant, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Really great tour just the other week. Great displays, staff answered questions and were very friendly. A wonderful example of sustainability for others on planet Earth. My wife even liked the tour.

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Gaithersburg, MD
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This exhibit was professionally set up by the local power authorities to explain how Iceland relies on geothermal power and how it is harnessed. There is a lot to see here, but I must admit it wasn't very exciting for small children. Its educational level is high, it is well maintain and run, and its uniqueness makes it a very... More

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We visited the Geothermal Energy Exhibit, during our recent 2-day stay in Reykjavik. One of our group is involved in the US electric industry and is very interested in alternative energy sources., so we made the 40-45 min trip. We were all glad we did. Some reviews are lukewarm (pardon the pun). I understand. The "exhibit" is apparently know locally... More

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marietta GA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

not worth the cost of admission- it looks and feels like something a power company would do to promote their product. for the entrance fee you get to see a short video with some background into the geology of iceland and its application to geothermal power. aside from that, you get to look through a window over the generators. all... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I'm surprised at the glowing reviews here. I drove the 30 minutes from Reykjavik and was impressed on arrival by the steam pouring at of the ground. I paid my 800kr and was escorted in the lift to the third floor by a lovely guide who gave me a couple of minutes of info then sat me in front of... More

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Helgi P, Owner at The Geothermal Energy Exhibition, responded to this review

Sorry about this, - wondering how you could have missed the turbine hall, the balconies in the back, info on the drilling aspect of the project and the collection of stones and minerals on the first floor and one and half hour of information on the environmental effects and history of the region. Come back again, next time you´re in... More

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