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Volcano House

Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 555 1900
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Ranked #20 of 83 attractions in Reykjavik
Owner description: Volcano House is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the heart of Reykjavik. This is the place where one can learn about the Icelandic... more » Owner description: Volcano House is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the heart of Reykjavik. This is the place where one can learn about the Icelandic volcanoes by watching high quality movies that were created for the Volcano House. Moreover, there is a great lava stones collection, souvenir shop and the collection of arts from famous Icelandic artists. We pride ourselves with of our multilingual staff many of whom have studied geology and so can add to the understanding of our customers. « less
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

All trips to Reykjavik should start here to give yourselves a good idea about the geography of the country before you visit any sites

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The museum itself was not so overwhelming but the film was worth seeing to understand how volcanic activity have affected the locals of late. If you are in the area, then do it.

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Brodhead, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

If you come here at all, come for the cafe attached to the attraction which has reasonably priced, fresh food. What you get at Volcano House itself are some rocks to look over and 2 short films about recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland. Improved storytelling could have helped, the narrative jumps around. The actual footage is pretty interesting, but we... More

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Volcano H, Public Relations Manager at Volcano House, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review about your visit. We are sad to hear that your stay was not up to your standards but we understand that people have different opinions and it´s hard to please everyone. We do remind people our museum is for free and our movie makers have been nominated for... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Interesting place. Lovely cafe - had a light lunch there. The films were worth going to see. The collection of rocks and volcanic dust were also educational.

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Volcano H, Public Relations Manager at Volcano House, responded to this review

Dear friend! Many thanks for this great review. We hope to see you again in the future and hope you enjoed Iceland. All our best, Volcano House staff More

North Bethesda, Maryland
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Volcano House offers a small exhibit about lava and two amateurish documentaries about the 1973 and 2010 Iceland volcano eruptions for about $20 a person. The total viewing time is less than an hour and you won't see anything that wasn't in the news. We didn't have much else to do on a cold, rainy afternoon so we bit the... More

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Volcano H, Public Relations Manager at Volcano House, responded to this review

Dear friend, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about us. We just wanted to correct your pricing, it´s 17,4 USD per person and 15 USD for students and seniors. We are quite confident the movies are well made and ofcourse the 1973 eruption movie has a "old" twist about it...because it was taped during the 1973... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Excellent movie on volcanoes eruption. The lady in charge on Monday 23 June is friendly and knowledgeable.

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Volcano H, Public Relations Manager at Volcano House, responded to this review

Dear guest! Woaw! Thank you so much for those kind words, we are always so happy to hear good things about our staff and we pride ourselves in having one of the best group of staff you can find. We hope to see you again in the future. All our best, Volcano House staff More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I had two great dinners there, as they had a wide range of very fresh fish and seafood served the way you like it. Informal & friendly atmosphere. Not to be missed is the 60 min. documentary screened every hours, of the three latest eruptions with full explanations. the Gift Shop is also very well worth a visit as there... More

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Volcano H, Public Relations Manager at Volcano House, responded to this review

Dear friend, Many, many, many thanks for those kind words. We think they speak for them selves so we´ll leave it at that. All our best, Volcano House staff More

Stroud, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Another wonderful fish restaurant with the freshest fish. Go for the 'today's fish' when you can. Excellent meal. Canteen atmosphere but very local and very tasty.

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great movie which tells us of the impact on the lives of the residents staying there during the eruption.

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Volcano H, Public Relations Manager at Volcano House, responded to this review

Hi there Volcano friend, We want to thank you so much for writing this positive reply about your visit to us. We hope to see you again in the future! All our best, Volcano House staff More

Bideford, England, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

How would you cope, living with dangerous rumbling giants as neighbours? These two documentaries give you some idea of what it must be like, and shows how the Icelanders deal with the danger and the aftermath of eruptions with pragmatic stoicism. Plus much more essential info about the 'workings' of a volcanic landscape. The hands on exhibition of samples of... More

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Volcano H, Public Relations Manager at Volcano House, responded to this review

Hello dear guest, Many thanks for those kind words. It seems like you really got a good understanding of how Iceland´s geologic powers can work, that is exactly what we aim for. So happy to read your review and that you enjoyed our exhibit as well. All our best, Volcano House staff More

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