Ljosafoss Power Station
Ljosafoss Power Station
4.5
Speciality MuseumsScience MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Powering the Future is an energy exhibition on the diverse nature of electrical energy. The exhibition puts an emphasis on play and experience where the nature and characteristics of electricity are shown in multiple forms and guests are led through the world of electricity in new and creative ways. Guests are also introduced to the renewable and sustainable energy generation methods used by Landsvirkjun such as hydropower, geothermal energy and wind energy.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Jessica H
Farnham, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We spent just under an hour here and the whole family loved it. The interactive nature of the exhibition really caught the attention of my 13 year old and 7 year old. It was both fun and informative (and free!!). We even got offered a hot drink free of charge. Lovely, knowledgeable staff and not too busy. Definitely recommend a visit here.
Written 19 August 2023
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Pete T
Watford, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
By a fortunate coincidence, our hotel (the Borealis Hotel) was less than a mile away so we took a stroll to this exhibition (interestingly we experienced gale force winds, then warm sunshine, then a hailstorm during the 20 minute walk!). We had the exhibition to ourselves and spent a happy hour pressing buttons and turning wheels in a manner most unbefitting a couple in their early sixties. But it's that kind of place: it excites curiosity at the same time as encouraging one to realise just how much humanity has mastered its environment. Then, fortified by the free hot chocolate, it was back into Iceland's wonderful weather (four seasons in one hour) to be reminded that nature still has the upper hand in so many ways...
Written 24 February 2018
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Olivette, MO9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
We were staying in the area and curious about the power station. Shocked to find the museum open (and free) even on Iceland National Day. Interactive displays would intrigue small kids and certainly entertained us adults. Learned about how Iceland is powered and was impressed to understand a lot more about electricity. Definitely worth an extra 15-30 min stop on the way in/out of Thingvellir. They even had a free coffee machine in their lobby and encouraged us to have some.
Written 17 June 2018
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PaulHArmstrong
Manchester, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Not many things in Iceland are free, but this is a friendly and accessible side of science. Great exhibitions and complimentary coffee!

Take half an hour and pay it a visit. Well worth the time.
Written 23 June 2017
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IanPort
Lagos, Portugal50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
The power station is half an hours drive out of Reykjavik on the main route 1. It is a modern facility with a limited but interesting exhibition explaining how water is brought to the surface to drive turbines to make electricity and to provide district heating for the whole of Reykjavik. The district heating water is sent by pipeline to Perlan in the city with a temperature drop of only 2*C in 27 Km with houses in the city paying about €50 a month for electricity, cold water, hot water and heating; just some of the interesting things to be learned.
Written 17 February 2017
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Jeff B
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We read an article called "Drive the Golden Circle Like a Local" and it brought it us to this little gem.

We arrived at a great time - nobody there, but us! My wife and I spent about 40 minutes enjoying the interactive displays and reading about the history and benefits of geothermal power.

I think that if it were a busy day, it would be difficult get near the interactive displays - especially if there a lot of kids there - but we highly recommend stopping in here.

There is no admission fee.
Written 11 October 2019
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Cass_M_1975
Statesville, NC80 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The information was comprehensive but there wasn't a lot for the kids to do. Disappointing as it is billed as an interactive learning display.
Written 3 September 2019
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Tony G
Jacksonville, FL136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is a small museaum which has alot f fun filled points. It also has a lot of hands-on exhibits. It is small but worth the time. Outside has views of the power plant also.
Written 19 October 2018
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Vermont359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Business
The Ljosafoss Power Station was a part of a tour stop during a conference. I really enjoyed the interactive exhibits and the beautiful setting. Very brief stop maybe 35 minutes, but definitely a must see. The interactive exhibits are a treat.
Written 28 September 2018
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Nelly59CR
London, UK186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
When my wife and I turned up here one afternoon in November we were very surprised to be the only people there, particularly considering we'd just left about a million people a Thingvellir, which is a relatively short drive up the road.

It's basically a museum showcasing the development and energy generation in Iceland. Many of the exhibits are interactive (so kids will love it) and it's all very well presented and though out. It's also free to get in.

The lady running the place on the day we were there was very knowledgeable and helpful and provided complimentary coffee and biscuits.

Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.
Written 7 December 2017
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