On the 25th of April IGC offer all of delegates the opportunity to visit a variety of geothermal operations.
In only 45 minute conference attendees have gone from Reykjavik city center to an in operation geothermal facilities.
Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant
Wednesday April 25, 13:30-18:00.
Bus departure from Harpa Conference Centre at 13:30.
Registrations are required.
Further information at the registration desk: firstname.lastname@example.org
ON Power‘s Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant is located in the Hengill volcanic area in the southwest of Iceland. It is one of the country’s largest geothermal areas and it‘s common to feel seismic activity in the area.
Wednesday April 25
13:30 – 18:00
Drive around Reykjavík and see the hidden geothermal wells that have been supplying the capital area with hot water to more than a half a century. In Reykjavík geothermal power is all around you. Veitur Utlilities, Reykjavik Energy’s subsidiary, operates the world’s largest geothermal district heating system in the capital area. In 2016, it conducted over 80 million cubic meters of hot water from low and high temperature areas to customers. Next drive to Hveragerði which is located 45 kilometers east from Reykjavík and has around 2.300 inhabitants. Veitur Utilities operate a district heating system in the town which is built on a hot geothermal field. Pillars of steam from the numerous hot springs in the town may be seen rising up out of the ground and the town has been called the hot spring capital of Iceland. The existence of hot springs led people to settle in Hveragerði.
Wednesday April 25
13:30 – 18:30
Iceland Geothermal offers a trip through the “Blue Diamond Tourist Route” in Geothermal Reykjanes. The focus will be on experiencing the peninsula and the unique landscape, geology and history of the area. Visit areas such as Seltún, Power Plant Earth, Bridge Between Continents and Gunnuhver to mention a few of the site that will be visited in this tour.