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Hellisheiði Geothermal Plant: Exhibition with Audio Tour

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Activity provider: Geothermal Exhibition
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Hellisheiði Geothermal Plant: Exhibition with Audio Tour

Activity provider: Geothermal Exhibition

From US$ 16.03 per person

Experience first-hand how green, sustainable energy is produced at the largest single-site geothermal power plant on the planet. Enjoy an exciting interactive adventure for all ages including an audio guide.

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English, Icelandic
Audio guide included
English, Icelandic
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover The Geothermal Energy Exhibition, just outside Reykjavík
  • Listen to informative audio guide commentary
  • Find out how green, sustainable energy is produced in Iceland
  • Enjoy an interactive experience suitable for all ages
Full description

Discover how Iceland produces green, sustainable energy at the Hellisheiði Geothermal Energy Exhibition in Selfoss. This self-guided tour will allow you to see the front lines of Iceland‘s work toward environmental sustainability and the history of geothermal energy in the country.

Your experience begins at the Hellisheiði Power Plant, located roughly 20 minutes outside of Reykjavík. The power plant is located beneath Mount Hengill and is surrounded by lava fields, moss, and scenic mountain landscapes.

Start your self-guided tour by making your way through the interactive exhibition with commentary from your informative audio guide. Experience first-hand how green, sustainable energy is produced at the largest single-site geothermal power plant in the world.

Included in your tour is a stop in the Carbfix room, where you will learn about the plant‘s partnership with Carbfix. Carbfix is one of the leading solutions for the climate crisis and global warming.

Throughout your visit, take advantage of the viewing platforms inside the exhibition that let you get an even better look at the beautiful Icelandic nature. You are also welcome to ask the on-site staff any questions you might have during your tour.

  • Entrance to the Geothermal Exhibition
  • Self-guided audio tour (Android and iOS)
  • Free parking
  • Tour guide
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase on-site)

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Meeting point

Go directly to the entrance of the Geothermal exhibition with your ticket, The Geothermal Energy Exhibition, Hellisheiðarvirkjun, 801 Selfoss, Iceland

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • Start times are flexible and you are welcome to stay as long as you like after entering. Hours depend on the season:
  • - Winter hours (November 1 - March 31): 9 AM - 4 PM
  • - Summer hours (April 1 - October 31): 9 AM - 5 PM
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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 11 reviews

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My wife and I are very interested in alternative energy and both have a technical background in math and engineering and so touring this plant was quite enjoyable. However, for the average tourist a guide who conducts the tour might help make the experience more relevant and relatable. There are a lot of technical details presented with very long audio presentations. Make sure to walk out on the balcony and also go into the two side rooms that provide a view of the turbines. I wish we had taken a few minutes to walk around the outside. Be wary of very large tour groups suddenly arriving as that can ruin the experience.

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August 18, 2022

Unfortunately, no guided tour of the turbine hall was possible, otherwise very exciting, especially for visitors interested in technology, less suitable for younger children.

September 30, 2022

September 23, 2022

Product ID: 369081