Eldheimar, Vestmannaeyjar

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  • very well done to all Museum commemorate them, evacuation, understand why the eruption has not been notified, how were found homes. However the part on Surtsey is also well handled.
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  • The museum's multimedia and exhibits is interesting and gives one the feeling of what it is like living on active volcanic land. It is well worth the visit!! Don't forget to watch the film all the way...  more »
  • The museum is well put together and offers a good insight in to the volcanic eruption that happened in 1973 and almost brought the island to ruins.  more »
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  • $2300 Krona and well worth the visit. All about the eruption on the island and the museum was built around an excavated home buried during the eruption. They provide an audio set that guides you through the exhibits. Very interesting! And great espresso in the upstairs cafe!
  • 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.
  • At least 2h of interesting and very specialistic lessons, expo, movies, visualizations, about history and geology of islands
  • Excellent museum. Very focused. Audioguide is well done. Has WiFi. About 10 walk uphill from ferry terminal. Only reason I downgraded the stars was that they really need more washrooms.
  • A very nice exhibit, you feel like you were almost there during the eruption. The excavated house demonstrates how devastating volcanoes can be.

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