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See you in Iceland? WGC2020+1, Oct. 24-27, 2021

See you in Iceland? WGC2020+1, Oct. 24-27, 2021 WGC2020+1
Alexander Richter 12 Oct 2021

Don't miss the geothermal event of the year, the World Geothermal Congress 2020+1 which will take place Oct. 24-27, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

It is now less than two weeks, until the World Geothermal Congress 2020+1 will kick off in Reykjavik, Iceland.

ThinkGeoEnergy and all behind the event here are looking forward to finally meet as many of you as possible. With 7+ years in planning,  having to postpone the event last year was heartbreaking. But we are now all set to deliver a fantastic event, so we are surely hoping to see as many of you as will be able to come.

Together with the authorities, we have set concise  covid-19 guidelines that you can find here.

Preceding  the congress, there are several short courses on offer, you can find details here.

We have also set up several Geothermal Field Trips, for full details click here.

Svartsengi Geothermal Power Station & Resource Park

On the Reykjanes peninsula is Svartsengi geothermal power station and the site of a state-of-the-art geothermal resource park. This guided tour will take you into one of the most advanced geothermal power stations in the world as well as the renowned Resource Park, where excess resource streams from the power station are used as raw materials for an incredibly varied range of businesses, such as cosmetics, biotechnology, and aquaculture.

Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Station

Right outside Reykjavik is Iceland’s largest geothermal power station, Hellisheidi. It is operated by Reykjavik Energy’s subsidiary ON Power and hosts an interactive multimedia geothermal exhibition.

Reykjavik District Heating

In Reykjavik, geothermal power is all around you. Veitur Utilities, Reykjavik Energy’s subsidiary, operates the world’s largest geothermal district heating system in the capital area with more than 80 million cubic meters of hot water from low and high temperatures sources delivered to its customers.

The Blue Lagoon

It is fitting that a geothermal spa is one of Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions. Created accidentally by runoff water from nearby Svartsengi geothermal power station, The Blue Lagoon is listed as one of the Wonders of the World by National Geographic and is simply one of the essential stops during your stay in Iceland.

Geothermal Experience in Northeast Iceland – Exclusive

This adventurous two-day tour to North-eastern Iceland will take you to the very origin of geothermal utilisation in the country. You will also visit Iceland’s newest and most advanced power station at Theistareykir, the famous Krafla power station were the world’s hottest geothermal well was drilled and learn how geothermal is used for district heating, growing vegetables in greenhouses and maybe even taste a geothermal beer.

(The excursion might be fully booked, but double check  if you are interested)

In addition to the general programme, the On-Site in person event in Reykjavik, Iceland features many exiting field trips and longer excursions

Excursion – Into the Glacier

Join us and explore the magnificent beauty and raw nature of Langjokull, Iceland’s second-largest glacier. The journey starts at Harpa where you will board a tour bus that will take you to Husafell from where a modified glacier truck will take you through the highlands and up to the glacier itself.

Excursion – The Lava Tunnel

Join us and explore one the of longest lava tunnels in Iceland. Raufarholshellir is a unique experience that takes you through a cave system formed in a volcanic eruption over 5000 years ago when low-viscosity lava hardened and thickened above a still flowing lava stream. During our tour, an experienced guide will take you through the tunnel and tell you everything about this geological marvel.

Excursion – Golden Circle

The Golden Circle tour takes you on a spectacular day trip to see the magnificent Geysir geothermal area in the south-west of Iceland and the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, the queen of Icelandic waterfalls. Experience the bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents at Geysir and of course Strokkur geyser, the most active geyser in Iceland as well as the massive Gullfoss in this classic Icelandic day trip.

Excursion – Reykjavik Whale Watching

Join our expert crew and specially trained naturalists in search of the whales and wildlife off the coast of Reykjavík. The city view and the surrounding mountains are also not to be missed and add that something special to the experience.