Information about Hellisheiðarvirkjun

The Hellisheidi Power Station is the largest geothermal powerstation in Iceland and the second-largest in the world.

The power station is located by Mt. Hengill in Southwest Iceland. Presently, Hellisheidavirkjun has a capacity of 303 MW of electricity an 133 MW of hot water, aiming at 400 MW which would make it the most powerful of its kind in the world, in terms of installed capacity.

Explore this site while on a self drive tour in Iceland.

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Attractions nearby Hellisheiðarvirkjun

The Geothermal Energy Exhibition

Photo from the Geothermal Exhibition The Geothermal Energy Exhibition is an interactive museum on Iceland’s volcanic processes at Hellisheiði Power P...

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Ring Road

Iceland has one main road: Route 1, or the Icelandic Ring Road. This ring road goes all around the island and is 1,332 kilometres long (828 miles),...

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Kristnitökuhraun

Kristnitökuhraun is a lava field to the west of Hellisheiði plateau in southwest Iceland. The lava field formed during an eruption in the year 1000,...

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Hellisheiði

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo Credit: ThinkGeoEnergy Hellisheiði is a lava plateau east of Reykavík, approximately 380 metres (1,247 feet) high....

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Þrengsli and Þrengslavegur

Þrengslavegur is a road in Iceland that connects Route 1 to the towns along the southern coastline, whereas Þrengsli is a picturesque stream that runs...

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Reykjadalur

Reykjadalur, the Valley of Steam, is a beautiful geothermal region close to the southern town Hveragerði. It is a popular place for hiking and hot s...

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Hengladalsá

Hengladalsa is a river in Southwest Iceland.  The river has its source by the Hengill area, from valleys Innstidalur, Middalur and Fremstidalur, coll...

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Nesjavallavirkjun

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Gretar Ivarsson. Nesjavallavirkjun is a geothermal power station in southwestern Iceland, operated by O...

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Nesjavellir

Nesjavellir is a geothermal area in southwest Iceland. It is most famous for being home to the Nesjavellir geothermal power station, the second la...

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Raufarhólshellir

Photo from The Lava Tunnel | Raufarholshellir Caving Tour Raufarhólshellir is the fourth longest lava tube in Iceland at 1,360 metres (4,461 ft). It...

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Hveragerði

Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the southwest of Iceland. It is often nicknamed ‘the Earthquake Town’ or ‘the Hot Spring Town’, due to the...

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Þórsmörk

Nestled between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull is Þórsmörk, the Valley of Thor. A nature reserve in the southern...

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Þríhnúkagígur

Photo from Thrihnukagigar Volcano Tour Þríhnúkagígur is a dormant volcano in west Iceland, famous for its enormous magma chamber. It is the only magm...

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Hafravatn

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo by Philipp Weigell Hafravatn is a lake on the outskirts of Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavík, in the west of the c...

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Helgufoss

Helgufoss is a waterfall near the capital of Iceland, located in Mosfellsdalur valley.  Those who rent a car can reach the hike to it in less than...

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Helgufoss

Helgufoss is a waterfall near the capital of Iceland, located in Mosfellsdalur valley.  Those who rent a car can reach the hike to it in less than ha...

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Hengill

Hengill is an enormous mountain in south-west Iceland, covering an area of about 100 square kilometres. It is a vital source of energy for South Ice...

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Arnarker

Arnarker is a 515 m (1,693 ft) long cave in the Leitarhraun lava field, north of the old road leading from Þrengsli towards Selvogur.  Explore this...

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Stóri-Bolli

Stori-Bolli is a crater Southeast of Hafnarfjordur town about half an hour drive from Reykjavik. From this crater flowed the lava field Storabollahrau...

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Heiðmörk

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: TommyZ Heiðmörk is a conservation area on the outskirts of Reykjavík, popular amongst locals and visitors for re...

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