Environment and safety

OR‘s subsidiaries harness energy in harmony with nature. All of our operations make use of independent accreditation in environmental affairs, quality standards and safety standards. Our annual environmental report  documents greenhouse gas emissions from our plants.  We make every effort to make our areas of operations accessible to the public, such as the Hengill high-temperature field.

OR's Annual Environmental Reports

 

 

Walking and enjoying the nature

We strive to make our sites accessible and attractive to the public.  The Hengill area, where Nesjavellir and Hellisheiði geothermal plants are situated, is a popular outdoor destination. Since the Nesjavellir plant started operations in 1990, we have laid hiking trails combining over 150 kilometers.  Hengill is also an attractive destination for horse riding. 

Elliðaárdalur Valley, home to Iceland´s first hydropower station, is often referred to as the "Pearl of Reykjavík."