Volcano House

Volcano House

The Volcano House is the ideal place to learn about the geology of Iceland, offering a fascinating and free hands-on geology exhibition where students can handle and learn about various samples of pumice, ash and lava from Icelandic volcanoes.

You can hold lava from the 2014 eruption of Bardarbunga and pick up ash from the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajokull, whilst surrounded by dramatic photos of different eruptions!

There is also a large collection of semi-precious rocks and minerals from around the country on display, some of which can be purchased.

The Volcano House also features an in-house cinema which screens two gripping movies about Iceland’s volcanoes. The first focuses on the Westman Islands eruption of 1973, which covered half the town in lava and the other half in ash. The second screens Emmy-nominated footage of the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajokull, as well as the lesser-known eruption of Fimmvorduhals in the same year.

Both will take you back in time and allow you to experience these momentous eruptions as if you were really there. The two films are screened together in English every hour and last just under one hour.

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