Volcano House, Reykjavik

3.9
#3 of 123 in Museums in Iceland
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. Volcano House is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Reykjavik Edition.
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  • The volcano exhibit is low key. It's worth exploring. You do learn about volcanos, pumice, and volcanic ash - which is very relevant because Iceland is filled with marvelous volcanic aftermath. In my ...  more »
  • This attraction consists of a small gift shop/museum and film room. The museum (which is one room) gives visitors the opportunity see different types of pumice and volcanic ash. There are a number of ...  more »
  • Love this little place. The explanation signs were great with their own added comments that were amusing. Love that you can touch the rocks. Great place to go to after you eat fish and chips next door...  more »
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  • Very informative. Good way to fill a gap during the day if weather not good or if between trips. Go early and you may even have the cinema to yourself. Staff very friendly and helpful.
  • I thought it was cool that they had the different ash from recent eruptions to show how much the ash can differ.
  • A nice relaxing spot, especially if you are interested in geology or the volcanos. The movies were interesting.
  • Video about their volcano eruptions shown every hour. Interesting informative. Lots of things to look at in the museum and store.
  • Important you see this to understand what the Icelandic people do survive their active volcanoes.
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