The Geothermal Energy Exhibition at Hellisheiði Power Plant is a state-of-the-art look into the harnessing of geothermal energy in Iceland. The plant is owned by Reykjavik Energy and is a striking example of how geothermal energy is harnessed in a sustainable manner in Iceland and a showcase for the rest of the world.
Experienced guides are on-hand to provide informative presentations backed by multimedia shows about sustainable green energy as a global energy source. Geothermal resources can be found worldwide. We now have the feature The origin of Geothermal Energy in Icelandic, English, French, German,Spanish, Chinese and Japanese!!!
Every day from 09:00-17:00
Except the following days:
December 25 & January 1: Closed
December 24, December 26 & December 31: 09:00-12:00
900 ISK – per person
under 16 – free (not in organized groups)
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The geothermal energy exhibition is presented via interactive multimedia and beautifully designed wall displays. It allows visitors to witness the country‘s geothermal utilization in a clear and illuminating fashion.
The Production Process
The entire production process of Hellisheiði geothermal power plant is displayed interactively on the 2nd floor. A virtual guide takes you through the process from first drilling to ready-made energy for the consumer. Guests can choose between four languages.
The Hengill Geothermal System
The Hengill geothermal system is explained via a short film: The Origin of Geothermal Energy. Visitors can see how tectonic plate movements conjure up heat and pressure down in the earth‘s crust, the result of which is used to make geothermal energy. The film is the main attraction of the exhibition. It is displayed in nine different languages. Visitors can choose between Icelandic, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Chinese and Japanese.
The Well, located on the 2nd floor, is an interactive wall with over two hours of information on the history, flora and fauna and outdoor activities of the Hellisheiði area. That includes the history of the ideas and the first experiments regarding geothermal power in Iceland.
The earthquake simulator gives visitors a glimpse of the enormous power generated by the largest earthquakes that have occurred in Iceland during the last two decades.
The Earth Core
The earth core consists of a six meter long interactive bench of geological history, from the creation of the Alps to modern times.
The exhibition utilises wall displays that contain extensive information regarding the economic and cultural importance of district heating.
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