Eldheimar, Vestmannaeyjar

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  • I read a book on the volcanic eruption before arriving. So that book really answered all the questions that one might have. Seeing a home that was buried by the volcano, it was very interesting.  more »
  • Excellent museum with fascinating 50 minute movie about the 1973 eruption, ruins of old houses, and interactive exhibits. Geology buffs could spend the day here but even the teens found it interesting...  more »
  • Very interesting place. Gives you a sense of the damage done by the eruption and the impact on Heimaey.  more »
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  • Eldheimar museum in Vestmannaeyjar is a new highly interesting museum to commemorate the event in 1973 when eruption started at the edge of this town of 5.800 inhabitants. It is a unique event in history and probably on the planet as the rift opened practically in the small town located on a small island. The evacuation of the whole population was unprecedented as was the development of the eruption. Despite these devastating events people actually moved back to the island moths after the eruption ended. It is a wonderfully modern and digitally advanced museum totally worth visiting and spend an hour and a half.
  • A very nice exhibit, you feel like you were almost there during the eruption. The excavated house demonstrates how devastating volcanoes can be.
  • Really informative without being boring. Everyone in our family enjoyed it.
  • Very moving story. Audio guide and movie interesting and informative
  • Interesting, interactive, and informative. Loved the Surtsey exhibit as well, though the cafe was not open.

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