Hellisheidi Power Station Tours

The third-largest geothermal power station in the world, Hellisheidi is a state-of-the-art facility run on sustainable methods. This site is of interest to travelers because along with Iceland's other geothermal station at Nesjavellir, Hellisheidi provides 30 percent of the island's total electricity and hot water. Often visited on adventurous mountain biking or jeep tours through southern Iceland, the station creates electricity through the constant geothermal activity that takes place way below the ground, caused by the shifting of the tectonic plates between North America and Europe. 

The power station's multimedia energy exhibition showcases ways of harvesting green energy and highlights geothermal sources around the world. Surrounding the power station are raw Icelandic landscapes, hot springs and rivers warm enough to swim in, as well as more than 60 miles (100 km) of hiking trails.

Practical Info

The site is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached via a 20-minute drive east from Reykjavík on Route 1 toward Hveragerði.
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Address: Hellisheiðarvirkjun, Hengill, South-west Iceland 810, Iceland
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Hours: Daily 9am–5pm
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Geothermal Exhibition - Basic Tour Entrance Ticket

Skip the line by booking your entrance to the Geothermal Exhibition at Hellisheiði Power Plant, the largest geothermal single site unit in the world. Your ticket includes a guided tour of the exhibition, which explains how Iceland produces green, sustainable energy, which accounts for more than 70 percent of energy consumed by Icelanders. After your tour, you can independently explore the displays, which include an earthquake simulator.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Geothermal Exhibition - Energy Entrance Ticket

Iceland is renowned for its commitment to renewable energy — renewable power sources account for more than 70 percent of total primary energy consumption, more than anywhere else. Sustainable energy is a complicated subject but you can learn all about it by visiting the geothermal exhibition at Hellisheidi Power Plant, the world's largest geothermal single site unit.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Geothermal Exhibition Entrance Ticket - VIP Tour Birta

Enhance your knowledge of and appreciation for renewable energy on this private guided tour of the geothermal exhibition at Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant, the largest geothermal single site power plant in the world. As you explore the power plant, get insights from your guide about how almost 100 percent of Iceland's energy comes from renewable sources. Includes a welcome drink and snacks.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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  • Duration: 40 minutes
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Golden Circle and Green Energy Minibus Tour from Reykjavik

Visit Iceland’s Golden Circle sights and learn how its geothermal activity is used to generate energy on this 8-hour tour from Reykjavik. Discover how some of the country’s sustainable power is produced at the Hellisheiðarvirkjun geothermal plant, and see the three Golden Circle landmarks of Thingvellir National Park, Geyser, and Gullfoss waterfall. Plus, take in other scenic wonders, including Faxi waterfall. Air-conditioned transport and a break for lunch (own expense) included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark

Explore the Reykjanes Peninsula, a UNESCO global geopark. You can’t get to Reykjanes by train or bus, so join a day tour from Reykjavik. Visit the Geothermal Exhibition, walk through the hissing and bubbling fields of Krysuvik and the mud pools of Gunnuhver, and photograph the dramatic coastlines before your afternoon return to central Reykjavik.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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