Volcano House, Reykjavik

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#3 of 130 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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  • Staff here are amazing, super helpful friendly and knowledgeable about the geology of their home. A great place to learn about volcanoes and volcanic landforms that you will see on your visit to Icela...  more »
  • Those who have a passion for geo-tripping and nature study will marvell with the interactive dispays housed in the museum. here one will learn how Iceland was created as a consequence of the Atlantic ...  more »
  • The mineral show part is of little interest, and is very small, but as it's free, go have a look is worth the... visit. The two films are interesting, very well made, and you learn a lot of things. On the other hand, the price is equal to the rates applied everywhere in Iceland... Very, very expensive, for 52 minutes of projection.
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  • Pretty cool little volcano cinema. Included on the city card and open later than most attractions. It is very expensive but is discounted on the city card. the City Card is the smartest and most affordable way to explore Reykjavík. It has been tailor-made for visitors to the city, helping you to get the most out of your trip. Simply choose from a 24, 48, or 72-hour card and visit as many attractions as you want
  • Fascinating! Even though the exhibit area is small, it is packed full of great information. The documentaries are excellent. We really enjoyed our visit to Volcano House!
  • Worth a visit for the 2 movies alone (approx 45 minutes) covering 2 major eruptions in recent Icelandic history. Outside the movie room, the mini museum testifies to the real sense of pride that the Icelanders feel about the geology of their astonishing island.
  • $17 for 2 films that were about 30 minutes each. They were very interesting and I learned a lot about two specific valcanos in Iceland. The stuff around the store is also very cool and you could easily be in and out of there in 15 minutes. It is connected to a cafe so we initially missed it.
  • An interesting little visitor centre and shop on all things volcanic. There's a little cinema showing a couple of films (about 55 minutes total) about recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland and their impact on the community and the world, which were very informative.
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