Field Trips & Social Events
The On-Site in person event in Reykjavik, Iceland features many exiting field trips and longer excursions to explore all the geothermal Iceland has to offer, as well as the conventional tourist staples
Geothermal Field Trips
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In addition to the general programme, the On-Site in person event in Reykjavik, Iceland features many exiting field trips and longer excursions
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.
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.
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.
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.
There will be standing party with light dinner & wine, entertainment and dancing.
The Farewell Party will be held at Viðey, an island situated just a few minutes from Reykjavik City Centre. Guests will take a ferry to the Island direct from Harpa Conference Centre. The island is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing and adventurous getaway. Light dinner will be served.