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 Edition.
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Volcano House Reviews
This small museum and cinema is a really good introduction to the volcanism of Iceland. The room with samples of all kinds of volcanic rock and dust is great, with hands on access to samples and... more »
After visiting a few volcanoes during our trip in Iceland, it was great to be able to get information and pictures about this phenomenon in an educational setting. This was a great way to cap off our.... more »
Excellent documentaries. Show lasts 55 minutes and isn't expensive. Knowledgeable vulcanology post-graduate students are on hand to answer any questions. There's a small museum of rock types that you can touch. Well worth a visit!
Nice free little museum. The videos they show (the movies cost money - one hour total for the two movies) are a bit too long.
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