Iceland is famously a country that makes almost 100% using renewable energy. The primary energy sources are geothermal (~30%) and hydropower (~70%). During this tour, you'll get an opportunity to see how nature's forces are transformed into power.
The tour will begin with a pick-up from Reykjavik at 8:00 a.m. Then, we'll head towards the Hellisheiðarvirkjun to see the Geothermal Energy Exhibition. This exhibition, situated at the Hellisheiði geothermal power plant, shows how Icelanders learned to use geothermal energy as a source of power hundreds of years ago. You'll also see how the latest developments turned Hellisheiði into one of the world's greenest energy sources.
Next, we'll make a short stop at Ljósafossvirkjun, a hydro-based power plant, where we feel the tremendous force of running water – the same force is later transformed into energy. Here we can look at the power plant and take some photos.
Up next is a visit to Sólheimar Eco Village, a community living of sustainable values. There, friendly staff will tell you all they know about sustainable development in Iceland. All the work in Sólheimar is done by the population of approximately 100 people living there. This eco-village is truly something you don't want to miss out on.