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Address: Gerdisbraut 10, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland
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+354 488 2700
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The exhibition focuses on the 1973 volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar,...

The exhibition focuses on the 1973 volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar, without a doubt one of Iceland's biggest natural disaster. Visitors get a glimpse into peoples lives on Heimaey before the eruption that would change their lives forever. The people of Heimaey had to leave their homes in the middle of the night and evacuate the island, many of them never saw their homes or any of their belongings ever again.

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Very interesting and gives good insight into the eruption and story of Surtsey. Highly recommend if you want to know more about the history about Heimey. The audio guide is very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Husavik, Iceland
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Husavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting and gives good insight into the eruption and story of Surtsey. Highly recommend if you want to know more about the history about Heimey. The audio guide is very good and free! Do not skip it!

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Modern museum. Everything you need to know about the eruption in 1973. Kids can explore and my kids, ages 6-12, liked this museum a lot. The visit takes about 60-90 minutes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

I never didn't expect to meet one of the most impressive museums in the world and in my life on this small island!

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

After seeing the history and how the people here held back the volcano...lesson leaned...do not make these Vikings angry!

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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

You Will be touched if you Enter, especially if you have time to watch the movie about the evacuation and the fight against the volcano. Simply heartbreaking

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

A good stop off for the family and nice to have the headphones for telling the story as you walk around.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We had the place to ourselves so we were able to take our time looking around the exhibits. I really loved being able to see firsthand a home that had been excavated from the rubble. The museum had a great mix of eyewitness accounts along with the science behind the eruption and the formation of Surtsey. The handheld guide that... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This is an intimate look at a natural disaster in our lifetime, so interesting and well done! It is a must see for anyone!

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Huntington, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Pretty interesting museum. Amazing to see the remains of a house that was completely engulfed in lava. The story of the people of the Westmann Islands is quite interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

This museum exceeded our expectations! We are not huge museum-goers, but we spent two hours here, and had to leave because it was closing for the night. I learned so much about the island here and really enjoyed all the interactive features (especially finding items in the house).

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