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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 to, or even above the surface to the earth (volcanoes). Much of this magma is subsurface and by circulating water from the surface closer to the magma, superheated water and steam is vented to the surface of the earth where it is used to both generate electricity and hot water. The hot water is piped to Reykjavik and other cities to heat homes, streets and buildings through massive underground pipes. Highly insulated pipes transfer this super hot water for miles to meet human needs. Guides provide a close up look at the turbines and displays help the visitor understand the process. Handicap accessible and elevators are available. Small cafe and gift shop, too.

Date of experience: February 2017
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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 small snack shop inside and a gift shop. Very interesting tour.

Date of experience: January 2017
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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.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

My husband was very interested in this plant, and wanted to stay longer. I was a bit bored after 20 minutes. Very cool to learn about how they harness energy and use it to power so many things. Very green environment!

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank nboutot
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

We arrived in a blizzard in January and were pretty much the only people there. The process of generating geothermal energy was well explained and some of the displays were interesting. Some of the area is clearly being redeveloped so we couldn't enter it and there were no tours for us to go on. it might be more interesting to visit here in the summer when you can go outside and see more?

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Hardman52
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