Karahnjukastifla Dam

  • Karahnjukastifla Dam - Photo: Helga Hrnn Melste
  • Karahnjukastifla Dam - Photo: Skarphinn risson
  • Karahnjukastifla Dam - Photo: Karl Vilhjlmsson

Karahnjukavirkjun is a Hydropower plant in Eastern Iceland, designed to 4600 GWh annually to serve Alcoa's aluminium smelter east of Reydarfjordur in Northeast Iceland.

The Karahnjukar plant takes its energy from the dam at Jokulsa a Dal/Bru glacier river and Jokulsa in Fljotsdalur with five dams altogether and three reservoirs. The largest dam is also the largest of its kind in Europe, 193 m high and 730 m long and comprised of 8.5 million cubic meters of material.

Krahnjkar Damand Hlsln reservoir were created as part of Iceland's most extensive construction project to date, and have since been visited by numerous tourists. The two tuff peaks named Krahnjkar stand tall on the east bank of the Jkuls river and canyon, which ranks as one of Iceland's deepest and most impressive. The long-term use of the reservoir here to turn the powerful turbines down at Fljtsdalur Station began in late 2006.

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  • Karahnjukastifla Dam

    Karahnjukavirkjun is a Hydropower plant in Eastern Iceland, designed to 4600 GWh annually to serve Alcoa's aluminium smelter east of Reydarfjordur in Northeast Iceland.

    The Karahnjukar plant takes its energy from the dam at Jokulsa a Dal/Bru glacier river and Jokulsa in Fljotsdalur with five dams altogether and three reservoirs. The largest dam is also the largest of its kind in Europe, 193 m high and 730 m long and comprised of 8.5 million cubic meters of material.

    Krahnjkar Damand Hlsln reservoir were created as part of Iceland's most extensive construction project to date, and have since been visited by numerous tourists. The two tuff peaks named Krahnjkar stand tall on the east bank of the Jkuls river and canyon, which ranks as one of Iceland's deepest and most impressive. The long-term use of the reservoir here to turn the powerful turbines down at Fljtsdalur Station began in late 2006.

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