Fascinating 30 Minute Self Guided Audio Tour of the Geothermal Exhibition at Hellisheidi Power Plant

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Hellisheidi Power Plant, Hellisheiðarvirkjun, Selfoss, Iceland
Duration
1 hour
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English, Icelandic
Available
All year
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None

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Learn about the geothermal energy in Iceland with an unforgettable trip to the Geothermal Exhibition. Located at the Hellisheiði Power Plant, the largest geothermal power plant in Iceland, this self-guided tour is an excellent way to learn about how the country utilizes the forces of nature to produce electricity and hot water.

The power plant is located in a beautiful and pristine natural area surrounded by moss, lava, and mountains. Visitors can enjoy scenic landscapes from the observation areas on the third floor of the exhibition. Only 25 km from Reykjavik, the location makes it easy to visit for those renting a car and staying in the capital and those setting out on an adventure to explore the South Coast looking to start with a cultural activity.

On arrival the friendly and knowledgeable exhibition staff will guide you through the instructions for downloading the audio guide. You will need your own device to download the audio guide, but the information is also displayed through texts and videos throughout the exhibition. You will learn about Iceland's geology, the history of geothermal energy in Iceland, and how hot water and electricity are produced and supplied. You can also visit the Carbfix room to learn about how CO2 is turned into stone at the end of the geothermal energy process.

The exhibition features a children’s science room, Carbfix exhibit, Icelandic mineral collection, interactive displays, and videos. The staff is available to answer any questions you might have about the land of ice and fire and can provide recommendations on what to do in the area.

After your audio guide tour, you can browse from a selection of local goods in the gift shop or relax with a coffee and snack in the cafe area.

Discover how Iceland utilizes its dramatic geothermal forces by visiting the Geothermal Exhibition in the Hellisheiði Power Plant. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Entrance to Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant
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