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Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant Visitor's Centre

Route 1 | Hellisheidarvirkjun, Hveragerdi 816, Iceland
+354 591 2880
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The geothermal power plant has a visitor's center with tours around our energy exhibition, cafe and a gift shop.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Route 1 | Hellisheidarvirkjun, Hveragerdi 816, Iceland
+354 591 2880
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There were no guides (with no reduction in price) the day we stopped and the "well" part of the exhibit was closed for construction. That said, we still learned a lot from the videos ( watch them all) and the exhibits and we could see...More

Thank RoadTakenEM
Reviewed 1 week ago

For those of us interested in such it explains it great. The kids will probably be bored but you will walk away understanding Geo thermal and having enjoyed yourself. I found it really cool.

Thank World_Traveller084
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a nice tour and display of how the geothermal system works for Iceland. It would be better if there were more on-hands displays and educational programs as there seems to be a lot of good info, but there's not much for school groups to...More

Thank Chai R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is very informative and I was impressed with the guides. It was a bit hard to hear and there were a LOT of people.

Thank beth ann k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour of Hellisheide Geothermal Plant was very interesting and gave me an insight to an energy method that really works and is clean. Iceland takes advantage of their blessing of thermal heat. The presentation was at a level that I could understand since I...More

Thank yellowbirdVermont
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a 7-day tour of the ring road in Iceland and the first stop was the Hellisheidi Geothermal Heat & Electric Power Station. It is a short drive from Reykjavik and visiting the site was a good way to start the trip. The...More

Thank SandF2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Something different. A good place to spend an hour. Couple of good video presentations explaining the theory behind the science & the geology of Iceland. We were unable to do guided tour as there was a visitation. Should make it even better.

Thank francophile5310
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an educational presentation and tour that addresses how geothermal energy works and how this plant was built. This plant sits on top of an active volcano called Hengell. It provides heat and electricity for Reykjavik.

Thank 480teresa
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Visited this power station because i'm into geeky things and enjoy engineering. All I can say is this place is a disapointment and a rip off. turned up at 1330hrs for the 1400hrs guided tour to be told it wasn't on and the next one...More

Thank steven9586
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

On a very wet day, we decided to make the Golden Circle tour anti clockwise, and this was our first stop at 9am. An excellent tour, beautifully annotated and enthusiastically presented by Rebecca. Thoroughly enjoyable and very informative. Highly recommended as it sets the scene...More

Thank MountainQueen2016
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Jerry S
Do you offer guided tours? If so, when are they scheduled? Do I need a reservation? Thank you. Jerry Sakai
12 May 2017|
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Response from ONPowerIceland | Property representative |
Dear Jerry, Yes we do offer guided tour every hour from 11 to 15, you don't need a reservation. 11:15, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00. But if you want to be here before 11:15 we have some fixed group in the mornings that... More
Is the Energy Tour worth the price of admission? Is the "unique gift" worth it too?
22 March 2017|
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Response from lucine9 | Reviewed this property |
The tour is really great. It sets you up to understand much of what you will see in this marvelous country. I can't remember the free gift so it must have been ...... I don't know. Memorable.
What is the best way to get from downton Reykjavki to the visitor center? Car rental or taxi? We will then continue on to the airport for a 5 PM flight. Thank you.
6 March 2016|
Response from ONPowerIceland | Property representative |
Hi Bella, Thank you for contacting us. Both a taxi and a car rental would be options. Also taking the tour with one of the bus companies like Sterna. However, a rental that you can then leave at the airport might be the best... More