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The Geothermal Energy Exhibition
Hellisheidi Power Plant, Hengill, Iceland
+354 412 5800
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Hengill
Type: Museums
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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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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

One of the 5 Geothermal power plants in Iceland and open year round complete with coffee shop. Very interesting place to learn about how the hot water from 3km deep bore holes provides both hot water and electricity to Iceland's population.

Visited September 2011
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“A fabulous day trip from Reykjavik. Great, informative hour.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

As "green" home builders who install geothermal heating and cooling in our homes in New Jersey, we were intrigued to visit the world's 2nd largest geothermal power plant, which supplies Reykjavik with electricity, heat and hot water. Even if you know nothing about geothermal power as an alternative source of energy, the displays and short film provide fascinating and clear explanations of the process. Looking at the steam rising from the geothermal fields gives one an awesome sense of the power of nature.
We wanted to make a day of it so, after visiting the plant (perhaps 40 minutes from Reykjavik?), we proceeded on 1 east to Hveragerdi, a small town on the westbound side of 1. We continued up the road in Hvergardi (perpendicular to Rt 1) to a parking lot at the end. From there, it's a pretty easy hike, 45 minutes or so, to the beginning of the geothermally warmed river. We found a picturesque and private pool in the river, where one can luxuriate for a couple of hours before the skies darkened and it was prudent to hike back to the car. Next, we continued on 1 east to the intersection with 33/34 at Selfoss. Either of the two roads takes you south to Stokkseyri and Vid Fjorubordid Restaurant, which served the best dinner in Iceland. It's called a "lobster" restaurant, but in the U.S., they are called langostino. This is the specialty of the restaurant, situated by a boardwalk on the south coast. This family restaurant was one of the few that served good beer and well-prepared vegetables, as well as a pot of langostino in garlic broth that was a delight!
This was a really special day in Iceland!

Visited July 2011
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