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Volcano House, Reykjavik

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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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  • We had hoped to visit this exhibition but found that there was a CLOSED sign on the door and it appeared as though the site was no longer in operation. 
    We had hoped to visit this exhibition but found that there was a CLOSED sign on the door and it appeared as though the site was no longer in operation.  more »
  • We had heard about the Volcano House and wanted to visit. However since we were on foot it took a while to find it tucked near the old harbor. The two movies on local volcanic activity were both... 
    We had heard about the Volcano House and wanted to visit. However since we were on foot it took a while to find it tucked near the old harbor. The two movies on local volcanic activity were both...  more »
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  • Interesting little museum with informative movies, although perhaps a little pricey for what it was. A good time killer but if you skip it you won't really have missed a great deal.
  • Wee museum with some pretty cool geological exhibits. The two documentaries are pretty interesting and there is a little gift shop. You can touch most of the exhibits and you will walk away learning something new, I now know that there's such a thing as a lava bomb and they are kinda round, plus there are different types of volcanic ash. There's also free coffee. This place is pretty ace

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