Life in the modern world seems unimaginable without electricity but how and when did this energy source become part of our lives? The exhibition offers guests the opportunity to experience the evolution of electricity, through stories of the past, showing just how rapidly this energy source became a necessity in our daily lives. The exhibition is interactive with 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. The fundamentals of electricity are explained through simple, entertaining and amazing experiments some of which historically led to the many significant steps man has taken in successfully harnessing this energy source.
Guests are also introduced to the renewable and sustainable energy generation methods used by Landsvirkjun such as hydropower, geothermal energy and wind energy. Landsvirkjun is entrusted with the task of utilising these natural energy sources and employs a large team of experts to ensure that the Company remains at the forefront of renewable energy generation. Energy generation and energy utilisation are shown in a wider context and the development of energy worldwide is assessed by considering important factors such as renewability and sustainability.
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Krafla is one of the most well-known geothermal areas in the world. We offer our guests the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the geology, history and utilisation of geothermal energy in Iceland and the opportunities therein.
Summer 2016: The visitor center in Krafla will be open every day from 10 AM - 5 PM, from the 13th of June until the 31st of August.
A Landsvirkjun tour guide is located at the Kárahnjúkar Dam and offers guided gours of the development and nature of the area on Thursdays and Saturdays between 14:00 and 17:00 from the beginning of June until end of August, every year.