"Reykjanesvirkjun - power plant." Reykjanes Things to Do Tip by Regina1965

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Seeing that Reykjanes is a volcanic, geothermal area there is a power plant there as well, Reykjanesvirkjun, which you will drive by when visiting Gunnuhver and Reykjanesviti.

Reykjanesvirkjun is a geothermal power plant of 100 MW. 12 boreholes, with depth from 1.800-2.600 m, which provide water with temperature of 285-315 degrees C. The plant uses 4.000 liters of seawater for cooling. It opened in 2006.

Almost all of the production is sold to the aluminium factory, Nor­urßl in Hvalfj÷r­ur bay.

Directions: Coming from ReykjavÝk on road 41 take a left turn on road 43 leading to The Blue Lagoon and GrindavÝk. From GrindavÝk take road 425 which takes you along the shore towards the geothermal area.
Website: http://www.hsorka.is/english/default.aspx

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  • Updated Oct 13, 2011
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