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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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A great explanation of how geothermal works

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

They offer a self guided tour with many videos to watch. It was fascinating to learn about how they develop energy for the majority of Iceland.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

You could learn more from websites though. We paid student price, 950kr/person. Really nothing much. Especially, you dont like museums. The building might looks big but the exhibition area is only one floor. Mainly playing videos. And displaying different types of stones. Overall, disappointed........

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Seeing nature is great, learning about nature is even better. One of the locals said she felt 20 minutes was plenty to spend here....boy was she wrong. Clearly she has no interest in understanding the unique geological resource Iceland has. We were on tour so were only here about 25 minutes but it was awesome and we plan to come... More 

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