The Geothermal Exhibition

Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant

The Geothermal Exhibition located at the Hellisheiði geothermal power plant is a futuristic destination where visitors learn about geothermal energy, utilization & sustainability.

Here, visitors explore the future of environmental sustainability through interactive exhibitions which explain the geothermal energy production process. These include a history of heating systems in Iceland, an interactive exhibit showing the different functions of the plant, an exploration of how geothermal water is used to produce electricity and how cold water is heated up at the Hellisheidi Power Plant and then used for central heating in Reykjavik. Furthermore, the exhibitions explain how the environmental impact of geothermal energy is reduced in the Geothermal Park.

Photos: Gagarín and Geothermal Exhibition

The Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant comprise seven turbine units which produce over 2,300 gigawatt hours of electricity per annum. That volume is almost three times the amount of energy used by all the households in the country.

Hot water production amounts to 14 million tonnes a year and is set to increase even further. When it reaches its full size, the district heating utility will have three times its current capacity.

Geothermal island: Geothermal energy is found in many parts of the country, either in high-temperature or low-temperature fields. The high-temperature fields are all to be found within the volcanic active zone and the most powerful low-temperature fields on its periphery.