Krafla Geothermal Center

Many visitors to Iceland are interested in learning how local residents benefit from living on a volcanic island in their daily lives.

At Krafla Power Station you can learn firsthand about sustainable energy, electricity production from geothermal energy sources as well as the ‘eruptive’ history of the station’s development. Krafla‘s location near Lake Myvatn makes it an ideal stopping place for travelers in north Iceland. Just above the station is a popular hiking area including the recent lava field around "Leirhnjukur" and the explosion crater "Viti" (Hell), both popular sightseeing attractions. A reception room has been set up at the Krafla Station where visitors can find out about its history and the harnessing of geothermal energy for electricity production.

Krafla Geothermal Center is owned and operated by Landsvirkjun, the state run power company and Iceland’s largest producer of renewable energy.

 At the Krafla Visitor Center you will find information on geothermal energy and on the station’s electricity production. Also, the company of "Landsvirkjun" and Iceland’s energy production are introduced in general, and visitors can view a film about the Krafla eruptions.