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Volcano House

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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 film that were created for the Volcano House. Moreover, there is a...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

2 films of eruptions, 20 or 30 rock sample with uninformative labels. Too much money for very little

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Granny A
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are travelling with kids, this is a good option to visit. If the weather is not fine to walking outside in downtown this is the best place to visit. Near Harpa, this provide us many information related with volcanoes and Iceland history. Not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarinaGPortugal
Reviewed 4 days ago

We paid $40 to have 2 adults and a child watch the documentaries on volcanic eruptions. The movies were 50 minutes total. It was a good overview of Iceland's geo/volcanic activity, but a little pricey.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MLStenson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A museum is a good place to visit in Iceland as the weather is very unpredictable. There was two films one was of an island just of the coast of Iceland. The other was a more modern one, and for anyone that was caught up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank keithhurcombe
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Main part of this is 2 videos on volcanoes - extremely informative - I certainly learnt a lot about volcanoes. Seeing some of the pictures taken during recent eruptions was great - the power of nature is awesome. Once you've finished on the videos there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 748ruthr
downtown_Reykjavik, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi 748ruthr, You had a good time at the Volcano House going by your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the visit to the exhibition, documentaries and the service of our staff. Hope you have a great festive period. Regards, Volcano House

Reviewed December 8, 2018

Interesting visit, staff very helpful, friendly and informative, especially Kate. You learn a lot about the Volcanic activity and Geology of Iceland, without being put under any pressure to buy anything.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David P
downtown_Reykjavik, General Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear David, Thank you for your review and I have passed it onto Kate. It is, of course, nice for the staff to be recognised. I trust you had a great visit to Iceland. Regards, Volcano House

Reviewed November 30, 2018

So worth a quick stop if you have any interest in volcanos or just want to run your fingers through some ash from different eruptions. This small museum near the Old Harbour is free and the people who work there are knowledgable and kind. Photos...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Bethany A
downtown_Reykjavik, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Bethany, Thank you for your kind review and please do return to visit us again to watch the documentaries. The staff are all very knowledgeable and quite talented in wrapping stuff with bubble wrap when the need comes along! :) Thank you again for...More

Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

It was good and interesting to learn more about volcanoes however it’s the same as watching a documentary on volcanoes really. It’s literally a fish and chip cafe a small gift shop and a theatre room. It’s good to kill some time but probably wouldn’t...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wander17776131940
downtown_Reykjavik, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2018

Hæ, Thank you for your review, we are indeed a small volcanic/geological exhibit with an auditorium showing two documentaries. The exhibit is meant to be family-friendly and educational. The very nice fish and chips restaurant located in the same building is a seperate business but...More

Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

We did not stay for the documentaries so it was a quick visit. It is a privately run organization with no government financing so smaller than I'd been hoping for. Staff was friendly & helpful. They encourage handling the exhibits so it would be a...More

Thank theOnlyNate
downtown_Reykjavik, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2018

Hæ, I agree we are a good place to bring children. The staff are always willing to explain the exhibits and of course they can touch the rocks, ash etc We are very glad that you found the staff helpful and friendly. Hopefully next time...More

Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

If you’re interested in Iceland’s volcanic activity this is a worthwhile stop. Two, half hour films about most recent activity, impact and how this hardy population get back to normal. Nice little cinema- welcome respite from the weather. Most surprising thing was learning there’d been...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KatrinaN711
downtown_Reykjavik, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2018

Dear Katarina, Thank you for your kind words and I am glad you found our exhibit and documentaries of interest. Trust you had an enjoyable visit to Iceland. Regards, Volcano House

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beachski1982
October 7, 2018|
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Response from Volcano H | Property representative |
Hi hi. You can buy the tickets at the door :-)
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RedSwallow
January 16, 2018|
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Response from Volcano H | Property representative |
Adult price is 1790 isk. Senior price is 1400 isk. Teen price is 1000 isk. and children under 10 don't have to pay :-)
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Gribit
August 13, 2017|
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Response from Catherinemiller | Reviewed this property |
It was less than the adult ticket but I don't recall amount. Interesting fact seniors get into the settlement museum free!
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