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Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant Visitor's Centre

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Address: Route 1 | Hellisheidarvirkjun, Hveragerdi 816, Iceland
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The geothermal power plant has a visitor's center with tours around our...

The geothermal power plant has a visitor's center with tours around our energy exhibition, cafe and a gift shop.

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Interesting but still have a lot of questions

When we arrived we were advised the self guided tour is the best. The information displays are very impressive, but I still had soo many questions when I walked out of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Iggy V
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we arrived we were advised the self guided tour is the best. The information displays are very impressive, but I still had soo many questions when I walked out of the visitor's centre. The displays give a good overview of "how things work" and are informative for kids (mine are 10 and 13). This is the first time I... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was so helpful as we toured this facility. It is amazing to see how Iceland uses geothermal for heating the island. We had great views from the top of the facility and there was so much to learn.

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Thank 1CaliforniaBoy
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quick way to learn about the Geothermal process used in Iceland. It was so much more interesting than what I had thought it would be. Easy to get to from Reykjavik and a beautiful drive. The Exhibit takes about 45 minutes to an hour. Great explanations.

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Thank Dee L
Cavan, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After ten days travelling around Iceland, we were on our way back towards the airport and made sure to leave a bit of time to come here for a look. Well aren't we glad we did. What the people here have achieved in terms of harnessing the energy beneath them is inspiring. We did the guide-yourself tour (900 kr) and... More 

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Edmonton
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our high school group to visit as part of our tour. There was something for everyone in the group: some science and tech, a nice little labelled rock display, great wall sized schematics, interactive information screens, and interesting informative talks and videos. The surrounding area is also incredibly beautiful as is the architecture.

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Salem, Oregon
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you are an engineer or technology officiando, this is a must see place. The architecture itself is beautiful, and shows off the technology of the place. We received a thorough explanation of the technology of producing geothermal electricity and the side benefit of producing hot water. All of the electricity in Iceland comes from a combination of geothermal and... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Without the guided tour (which we got to participate by accident as we arrived conveniently at the same time with a pre-booked group) the exhibition would not be worth much. It is very small and the guide was able to explain a lot about the operation of the geothermal energy. Considering its size this was really overpriced. Even with looking... More 

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Beechgrove, Tennessee
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Iceland is the premier location for observing the use of geothermal energy for mankind's use. Most of Iceland sits on the North Atlantic Ridge, which is a seam between two of the tectonic plates that circle the earth. Because these tectonic plates are in constant, albeit very slow, movement, they ride up on one another and liquid rock, magma, escapes... More 

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We traveled over to Iceland on Gate 1 and booked several tours with Gray Line. The plant was an included stop and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the talk given by an employee. We saw a short film first describing how the plant works. Then we looked at exhibits also describing the plant operations. There is a... More 

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I learned a lot. If you want to know about this type of energy go! Price seemed equivalent to experience. Self guided. Gift shop a little over priced. Can find same things in town.

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