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Volcano House

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Address: Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 555 1900
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Volcano House is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the heart...

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 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.

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We watched 2 movies here about volcanoes in Iceland. The first one was about a volcano that erupted years ago and the devastating effect it had on the area and the second one was... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Volcano House has 2 great movies about volcanoes. The total time is approx 1 hour and well worth it to see what has happened in the past and how the people adjusted to living with volcanoes that can become active. We went to the Volcano House prior to going on a private tour by Basecamp Iceland and we are... More 

Thank GloriaCinVA
Milton Keynes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two films which showed the power and destructive nature of volcanoes. One film also demonstrated how a community pulled together when faced with an eruption literally on their doorstep and the immense clean up operation requited post eruption. Well worth the admission.

Thank Walkhome
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The film lasted for 55 minutes and described the volcanic and geothermic history of Iceland and the effects of recent volcanic eruptions on both the people and the land

Thank bagpuss64
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Firstly, it is a must to view this documentary. It is visually stunning! The small rock and crystal museum is very informative with interactive samples. There is a small gift shop of interesting selections.

Thank Not2good2015
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We watched 2 movies here about volcanoes in Iceland. The first one was about a volcano that erupted years ago and the devastating effect it had on the area and the second one was about the most recent eruption. Thoroughly enjoyable

Thank Jobyrne1
Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

It is basically a shop that displays volcano rocks with relevant information and some souvenirs for sale. Didn't managed to watch the videos though and ended up spending more time in the fish and chip restaurant within the same house.

Thank gpndc
Annapolis, Maryland
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

We almost didn't go because of negative reviews but are glad we ignored them. The main attraction here is a 53-minute English-language video with two parts. The first was about Eldfell volcano that erumpted in 1973 in Heimaey, Westman Islands. A large crevice opened and emitted lava and ash. The eruption lasted from 1/23 to 7/3 and burned or covered... More 

1 Thank jct263
Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

This is a great introduction to Iceland ' volcanic past. The movie is amazing, watch the ground split open and the lava spew from the earth. It is a touch museum were you can feel the different ash and rocks from the volcanos.

Thank PolPop6770
Sheffield Uk.
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Very small museum attached to a fist and chip restaurant. You get to watch 2 films about the Icelandic volcanoes and geothermal activity. Very interesting. There is a small exhibition of the types of volcanic rocks and materials, and of course the obligatory gift shop.

1 Thank MrsTiggywinkle
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

This museum was worth the price of admission. It showed how recent volcanic eruptions have impacted the nation. Quite informative.

Thank Daniel D

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