Eyjafjallajökull Erupts: Visitors’ Centre

Eyjafjallajökull Erupts: Visitors’ Centre

Although traumatic and frightening at the time, the Eyjafjallajökull eruption wonderfully demonstrated the determination and resilience of Icelandic people and especially the farmers and their families below the mountain.

The Visitors’ Centre displays information about both the Fimmvörðuháls (March/April 2010) and Eyjafjallajökull (April/May 2010) eruptions in a most striking way. However, the highlight of a visit here has to be the 20-minute film featuring both eruptions.

The film focuses on the experiences and emotions of the family living on Thorvaldseyri Farm, the farm directly below the volcano. It covers the timeline of events and shows the various impacts that the eruptions had on the landscapes and communities. You’ll be able to hear a pin drop as your students watch this totally absorbing film.

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