Eldheimar, Vestmannaeyjar

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
An incredible journey back in time for everyone!

Learn more about the dramatic volcanic eruption of Vestmannaeyjar! The eruption that forced the entire population, of over 5000 people, to evacuate the island on a moment´s notice in the middle of the night. Many of them lost their homes and all their all of their belongings, some never returned to Heimaey.

This interactive, and very visual, exhibition tells this story in a way that makes it interesting and easy to understand for everyone.
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  • Powerful reminder of the forces of nature! Really good audio tour and the museum is actually built on top of the ruins of a house that was destroyed in the eruption. Incredibly learning experience...  more »
  • Very interesting museum with a lot of hands on experiences. It was amazing to see the house that is in the centre of the museum. The photos, videos, and interviews gave us a good insight of the...  more »
  • First-rate museum with self guided tours. Offers a remarkable visual history of what happened to the island in 1974 as a result of the volcanic eruption.
  • Great interactive museum made us feel what the locals went thru at the time. Amazing heroism and hard work by the people on the island and other Icelandic people.

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