Kárahnjúkavirkjun

The Kárahnjúkar dam is a Hydropower plant in Jökulsá á Brú river in East Iceland. With its 4600 GWh it is the greatest structure of its type in Iceland.

The famous and beautiful Hafrahvammagljúfur canyon originates right down the dam.

Eager to learn more about the Kárahnjúkar dam? Then watch this National Geographic ‘Megastructure documentary’:

How to Find Kárahnjúkavirkjun:

East Iceland, just simply park here and enjoy the structure.

GPS coordinates of Kárahnjúkavirkjun: 64.947072, -15.792112 Take me there!

Photos of the Kárahnjúkavirkjun:

The Kárahnjúkar dam
The Kárahnjúkar dam
Kárahnjúkar dam and the Hafrahvammagljúfur canyon

The Kárahnjúkar dam and the Hálslón reservoir
The Kárahnjúkar dam and the Hálslón reservoir
The Kárahnjúkar dam
The Kárahnjúkar dam
The Kárahnjúkar dam
Kárahnjúkar dam and the Hafrahvammagljúfur canyon
Kárahnjúkavirkjun
Kárahnjúkavirkjun
Kárahnjúkavirkjun
Kárahnjúkavirkjun
Kárahnjúkavirkjun
Kárahnjúkavirkjun

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