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Ljosafoss Power Station

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nice quick stop

The area around the plant is beautiful, of course, but the plant and museum is as well. The museum... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2018
Germantown, Wisconsin
Very informative and fun

There were great explanations in English and Icelandic discussing how energy works, and how the... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Amanda C
San Francisco, California
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Powering the Future is an energy exhibition on the diverse nature of electrical energy. The exhibition puts an emphasis on play and experience where the nature and characteristics of electricity are shown in multiple forms and guests are led through...more
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Ljosafoss, Selfoss 801, Iceland
+354 896 7407
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

The area around the plant is beautiful, of course, but the plant and museum is as well. The museum itself is pretty small, but is attractive and well designed, packed with information and numerous interactive displays. We were very impressed with the quality of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

There were great explanations in English and Icelandic discussing how energy works, and how the power is generated here. We really enjoyed the interactive displays and the fun items to touch and play with that helped make the learning tangible. Industrial and modern design made...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amanda C
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Take the tour approx 30 minutes of this facility, very helpfull to understand the way Iceland makes it's electricity and heats their houses, even their hot water. A tour for all.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank b0b2145
Reviewed October 19, 2018

This is a small museaum which has alot f fun filled points. It also has a lot of hands-on exhibits. It is small but worth the time. Outside has views of the power plant also.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tony G
Reviewed October 16, 2018

My partner and I, at the end of a week in Iceland (our second visit), found ourselves with a rainy day and no plans. Looking around the area we are staying in, we found this unlikely place to visit. It was GREAT! Engaging exhibit with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Catalina C
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Who knew you could make a small museum about hydropower be both informative for the whole family and as gorgeous as an art museum! Great design, clean (free) restrooms, and even free hot coffee/cocoa for the family! Bravo!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Merinda C
Reviewed October 3, 2018

It doesn't take long to look around this clean and well presented exhibition. I hoped to see more of the engineering but it seemed to me more suited to kids.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

The Ljosafoss Power Station was a part of a tour stop during a conference. I really enjoyed the interactive exhibits and the beautiful setting. Very brief stop maybe 35 minutes, but definitely a must see. The interactive exhibits are a treat.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank VTLA
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Ljosafoss station shows you how Icelanders make their power, efficiently and in a way that is less pollutant than most other countries, it's truly amazing and this exhibition is suitable for people of all ages!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sævar Örn E
Reviewed June 17, 2018

We were staying in the area and curious about the power station. Shocked to find the museum open (and free) even on Iceland National Day. Interactive displays would intrigue small kids and certainly entertained us adults. Learned about how Iceland is powered and was impressed...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Sævar Örn E | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's free, and there's even free coffee! :)