Volcano House, Reykjavik

3.9
#4 of 132 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 House exhibition is a must see if you want to learn or understand Volcanic activity on our planet. There are displays of all kinds of volcanic rock which unusually for a museum you are enc...  more »
  • The Volcano House has a wonderful collection of rocks and a lot of information about volcanoes, earthquakes, and geology in one small space. The film was educational and Bradley, the visitor guide, wa...  more »
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  • Very nice... food fresh, tasty, well prepared. Service friendly and competent. And best part is the Volcano museum adjacent- wow!
  • Nice little museum based around two short films about the volcanoes on Iceland. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The films take an hour combined and are shown back to back in their small cinema room. While you wait for the films to start (which was on the hour when I visited) there is a good collection of volcanic rocks which you are encouraged to pick up and look at, plus lots of information about volcanoes to geek out on.
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