Renewable Energy Site Visits

Unparalleled access

Students at Iceland School of Energy have unparalleled access to working renewable energy sites, and the expertise of the professionals working there. Furthermore, students visit and work at places of geological interest in connection with climate change, energy and the environment.

Examples of site visits


Búrfell Power Station

Búrfell hydropower station came on-line in 1972, after ten years of construction. It was the largest power station in Iceland until 2007.

Read more about Búrfell
Hellisheidi Power Station

Hellisheiði Geothermal Plant

The power plant is situated in the Hengil area on an active volcanic ridge in SW Iceland. The plant was built to meet the increasing demand for power in the industrial and domestic sectors.

Read more about Hellisheiði power plant


Reykjavik District Heating System

No other city in the world has developed a district heating system using renewable energy resources on the scale of Reykjavik.

Read more about the Reykjavik heating system

Hrauneyjafoss Power Station

Hrauneyjafoss is Iceland's third largest power plant with an installed capacity of 210MWe.

Read more about Hrauneyjafoss power station


Hengill volcanic area

Geothermal activity in the Hengill area is connected with three volcanic systems. At least three volcanic eruptions have occurred  in the Hengill area in the last 11,000 years.

Information about the area and hiking trail maps

Svartsengi Geothermal Plant & Resource Park

The Svartsengi station produces 76.5 MW of
energy, and about 475 liters/second of hot water. Surplus water from the plant fills then Blue Lagoon.

Learn more about Svartsengi power plant and the Resource Park



The Northern end of the famous Laugavegur trek in the southern Icelandic highlands, known for its landscape and geothermal hot springs.

Read more about Landmannalaugar

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