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Volcano House, Reykjavik

(3.8/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
In Iceland, volcanoes and earthquakes are just another part of life, and a visit to Volcano House helps you understand what that's like. The museum includes a hands-on geology exhibit that provides some background information on Iceland's geological history and volcanoes, as well as impressive photos of volcanic eruptions. Feel pieces of pumice, ash, and lava taken from volcanoes in the country. The museum's theater shows two documentaries every hour. Watch actual footage of the eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull and Fimmvörðulháls in 2010, which resulted in thousands of cancelled airline flights worldwide. The other film details a 1973 eruption on the Westman Islands, which began with no warning and lasted for seven months. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Volcano House by using our Reykjavik itinerary builder.
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  • Great shop/display area to look at the different rock formations from eruptions. Well worth paying to watch the hour long info video on 2 of Icelands eruptions. Could easily watch it again  more »
  • Definitely go to the Volcano House if you are curious about volcanos. The film is educational and the footage of past eruptions are incredible. Well worth the money.  more »
  • Well presented small display on the volcanic rocks and recent eruptions outside of the theater. A 1 hour movie relating to recent eruptions with interviews and documentary footage. Very informative re...  more »
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  • Decent enough volcano museum. More of a little tourist trap, with interesting tidbits on volcanic activity of the island. We stayed for the video, which was a bit boring in my opinion, but very informative.
  • 55 minute long film on 2 volcano eruptions in westman islands and eyjafjallajökull. very immersive and educational. worth the money to me.
  • Interesting, good to see the few exhibits, sorry not good value for money
  • This is one of the best tourist attractions I went to in Reykjavik. They have a lot of different types of rocks and different volcanic ash you can touch. Learning about the rocks is made so much better by getting a feel for them.
  • Informative video which provides some good background about Iceland's geological history, but focuses on two eruptions, one in the 70s (I believe) and the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. Love the life geological activity screen outside the mini-theatre, too.