Hágöngur Power Plant

Hágöngur Area

- Hágöngur Power Plant

The Fögruhverir hot springs in the Hágöngur area were completely submerged and lost when a reservoir was created for power projects in the area of the rivers Ţjórsá and Tungnaá. Current proposals for a power plant in the area would place the plant in the middle of the Iceland Highlands, at the edge of the Vatnajökull National Park. These proposals would entail much greater damage and disruption than previous dam construction in the area, and the requisite 60 km power lines would completely transform the area’s appeal.

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