Information about Hellisheiði

 

Hellisheidi is a lava plateau east of Reykavik, approximately 380 m high. Iceland's main highway, Route 1 passes through it, leading east. The latest and most distinctive lava field is Kristnitokuhraun, formed in the year 1000.

On the way through Hellisheidi one can see many mountains, the main ones being Vifilsfell and Blafjoll (The Blue Mountains) to the South and Mt. Hengill to the north. The area is strong in geothermal activity and by Hengill is the Hellisheidavirkjun geothermal powerstation. From the highest point of the plateau one may view volcanoes Eyjafjallajokull (famous for the 2010 eruption) and Hekla along with the Westman Islands, including Surtsey islands, formed in the eruption of 1962-3. 

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Attractions nearby Hellisheiði

Ring Road

Iceland has one main ring road: Route 1. This ring road goes all around the island and is 1332 km long (828 miles). The road connects the capital, Rey...

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The Geothermal Energy Exhibition

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

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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...

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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 ye...

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Reykjadalur

Reykjadalur ('Steam Valley') is a highly scenic valley innermost of Hveragerdi town. As the name of the valley implies, this is a geother...

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Hveragerði

Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the southwest of Iceland, around 45 km from the capital Reykjavik. Around 2300 people live in Hverag...

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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...

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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,...

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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,...

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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

At the Nesjavellir geothermal area in Southwest Iceland, you’ll find Iceland’s second-largest geothermal power station. The Nesjavellir G...

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Ingólfsfjall

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Bromr. Ingólfsfjall is a 551 metre (1807 feet) tall tuff mountain, named after the country&rsquo...

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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.  A...

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Þorlákshöfn

  Thorlakshofn is the main town of the Olfus district in South Iceland, located on the South Shore. It has a population of about 1400 people and...

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Ölfus

  Olfus is a area in Arnessysla county, with its boundaries at Olfusa in the east and the Hellisheidi plateau in the west. The landscape of Ol...

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Þríhnúkagígur

The crater Thrihnukagigur, east of the Blue Mountains in Southwest Iceland offers the unique experience of exploring the inside of a volcano. Through...

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Eyrarbakki

Eyrarbakki is a fishing village in south Iceland with a population of around 570 people, located at the end of the great Þjórsá&nb...

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Selfoss (town)

  Selfoss is a town of about 6,512 people in South Iceland (to the southwest), by the banks of the river Olfusa, one of the largest rivers in th...

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Hengill

  The area of the impressive volcanic mountain Hengill is a geothermal site and a source of energy for the south of Iceland. Two power stations...

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Stóri-Bolli

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

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Tours near Hellisheiði

South Shore Tour and Glacier Hiking

South Iceland safari with glacier hiking Journey through the south coast of Iceland on a super......

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South Iceland Tour with Caving in Leidarendi

South Iceland safari and lava caving tour Super jeep safari trough South Iceland with lava......

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ATV and River Rafting Tour

Quad biking outside of Reykjavík and river rafting on Hvita river. You'll start your tour with......

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Quad Biking and River Rafting Tour

Quad biking and rafting This is a thrilling ATV and river rafting tour to the Hellisheidi......

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Reykjadalur Hot Spring Hiking Tour

Indulge in the natural hot springs of  South Iceland with this fantastic hiking trip into the......

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South Shore Tour | Small Group Size

Jump aboard a minibus for an exploration of the waterfalls, black sand beaches, and glaciers......

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Geothermal Helicopter Tour | Glymur Waterfall & Thingvellir National Park

Join this tour for a flyover of the geothermal wonders which power the nation. This tour is for......

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Private Northern Lights Hunt from Reykjavik in a Super Jeep

Make your winter visit to Iceland unforgettable by exploring the mysterious Northern Lights,......

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Best of Iceland

This unique tour gives you an insight into the real Icelandic delicacies, in terms of nature,......

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Golden Circle | Private Tour with Faxi Waterfall & Kerid Crater

See Iceland’s most celebrated sightseeing route in style and comfort on this private day tour of......

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Private Golden Circle Sightseeing Tour | With Secret Lagoon

See the most celebrated sights of the country on this private day tour of the Golden Circle,......

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Thorsmork Valley & Volcano Eyjafjallajokull | Super Jeep Tour

Hop aboard a mighty super jeep for a day tour of South Iceland, visiting the lush valley of......

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Hot Springs and Lava Cave | Easy Difficulty Day Tour

Explore the incredible forces of the Icelandic nature on this 7-hour day trip from Reykjavík,......

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Golden Circle Day Tour with Raudholar Red Hills

Embark on a journey of the Golden Circle where you'll see the rugged lava fields of the......

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