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Hengill area and Geothermal energy exhibition

Hengill is about 100 kilometers long and about 15 km wide volcanic system. A large part of lake Þingvellir lies in the fissure swarm of the system and the landscape of Þingvellir is shaped by the geological activity of Hengill. Acidic rocks are found to some extent in the volcano. However, basalt is the main form of rock in the volcano. There are a lot of cracks and faults in the system and by lake Þingvellir the land has sunk by up to 40 meters in the last 10,000 years.

Mt. Hengill has not been very active for last 10,000 years. Volcanic eruptions appear to be occurring at approx. every 2000 years. Geothermal energy is in Hengill and natural springs. To the south of Hengil are three valleys and in the innermost valley, between Hengil and Skarðsmýrarfjall, is one of the largest fumaroles in the country.

There are two power plants at Hengil, Hellisheiðarvirkjun and Nesjavallavirkjun, which use geothermal energy from the volcano. The Hengill area is ideal for outdoor activities all year round. The geothermal area around the dormant volcano Mt. Hengill is perfect for hiking. There are numerous marked hiking trails colored after difficulty. Diverse landscapes
and colorful colors characterize the hiking trails.

The Geothermal Energy Exhibition at Hellisheiði Power Plant is an exploration into the utilization of geothermal energy in Iceland. The Hellisheiði Power Plant is a great example of how geothermal energy can be utilized in a sustainable manner and is a showcase for geothermal’ s global role in a renewable and sustainable future. The exhibition is located at Hellisheiði power plant by road no. 1.  

Hengill area and Geothermal energy exhibition

Hengill area and Geothermal energy exhibition

Hengill is about 100 kilometers long and about 15 km wide volcanic system. A large part of lake Þingvellir lies in the fissure swarm of the system and
ON Geothermal Exhibition at Hellisheiðarvirkjun

ON Geothermal Exhibition at Hellisheiðarvirkjun

ON Power operates two geothermal power stations, Hellisheiði and Nesjavellir. Which are the largest and the second-largest geothermal power stations i

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