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Volcano House, Reykjavik

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.9/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • There are a selection of volcanic rocks and ash plus interesting maps showing the volcanoes in Iceland and when they last erupted. We didn't pay to see the movie so can't comment on that. It is a fine...  read more »
  • The best part about the volcano house is by far the two films they show. They really provide some great depth info some of Iceland's biggest volcanic eruptions. Afterward, walk around the small exhibi...  read more »
  • There are 2 films about 25 minutes each and both were very well done and help you learn about 2 eruptions in Iceland, worth paying to see them. The museum is small but free and informative with lots o...  read more »
  • 55 minute long film on 2 volcano eruptions in westman islands and eyjafjallajökull. very immersive and educational. worth the money to me.
  • 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.
  • A good, 10-15min worth of exhibit and a fun way to learn more about famous Icelandic volcanoes without having to go too far out of the way on your walk through Reykjavik.
  • Really interesting exhibition about Iceland's volcanic side. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.
  • You can touch all geological exhibition there. Many types of volcanic rock and ashes.
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