Icelandic Lava Show

Icelandic Lava Show, Vik: Hours, Address, Icelandic Lava Show Reviews: 5/5

Icelandic Lava Show
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Volcanos • Theatre & Performances
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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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The only show in the world where you can safely experience red-hot lava in close proximity, see it flowing, hear it sizzling, and feel the heat that radiates from it. Shows every day at 13:30 and 17:00. An intimate and thrilling one-of-a-kind experience that is unlike anything you've ever experienced. A must see if you're ever in Vík.
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Elina Michaelidou
London, UK413 contributions
The Icelandic lava show was a sweet (or rather hot) surprise to us. We were originally hesitant to get tickets for the show as they looked very expensive, however, our tour to Katla ice cave that departed from there finished earlier we decided to give it a go. Surprisingly we were also given a discount for the opening anniversary.

The show was very informative with a lot of interesting facts about the volcano and a fascinating story about the owners. The hot lava running into the room was a great experience and one that is difficult to enjoy otherwise. We were even given a small souvenir at the end.
Written January 12, 2022
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Natalie K
San Jose, CA37 contributions
The first and only live lava show in the world, because LAVA. We donned safety glasses (or kept our seeing glasses on) and brought in beverages we purchased in the soup restaurant it is located in and found seats in the 2-tier theater around the center. The presenter was extremely knowledgeable (a geologist who'd seen a lot of Icelandic volcano action, including Fagradalsfjall in 2021) and her presentation never felt rote. The lava truly was something to see and experience. Even a small river coming into the middle of the room on a bed of volcanic rock heated up the room SO MUCH - incredibly warm. For people who've never had the chance to see lava this close, it was well worth it. As we did the Ring Road clockwise, it was near the end of our trip, but I think it should be near the beginning as it gives perspective to a lot of what you see as you traverse the landscape around the country. About $45/person, but truly a unique experience. She mentioned they are working on opening one up in Reykjavík.
Written June 25, 2022
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Feline81
Frankfurt, Germany226 contributions
Friends
Really a great place to visit!
The show was presented by Bastian and started with a brief introduction and an interesting film. After that, the live part of the show started and lava was flowing on a prepared slide into the showroom. Bastian explained a lot of interesting things about it, showed us how lava tunnels emerge, what happens if ice is on top of lava and many other things. It was really fascinating and his humorous way of explaining was entertaining and made things easy to understand.
It is real lava that they use for the show, picked up by a closeby lava field from Katla volcano‘s eruption many years ago, melted again at 1100 degrees.
After the show we also did the short backstage tour where we could see how the lava was melted and also could ask questions in a smaller group, as it were only few people.
The show was definitely worth visiting and we really enjoyed it!
Written March 25, 2022
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gb4Canada
Toronto, Canada19 contributions
Family
Our 8 year old is fascinated by volcanoes and really wanted to see real lava. This show uses actual rock from previous Katla eruptions and reheats it to create the molten lava.

The presenter (France) starts with a bit about Iceland, then an explanation of volcanoes, lava, and the history of Katla - it’s very interesting and moves quickly. Then the last 15 (?) minutes is all about the molten lava - how it flows, how it hardens, what happens when ice is placed on it. It was really awesome!
Written July 10, 2022
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I F
Milford on Sea, UK349 contributions
Well worth a visit, especially on a rainy day and, if you’re going around lunch time, they serve excellent soups in their cafe (with free refills if you can eat it).
The show itself is interesting if you know little about volcanoes. There is a short video followed by a lava flow demonstration with commentary.
We enjoyed the visit although it was sometimes a little hard to understand the host’s fairly strong French accent.
Written May 15, 2022
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Anika J
Soest, Germany4 contributions
We found the place merely by accident and went in for a soup, and then saw the ads for the show and decided to go.
And: it was INCREDIBLE! I LOVED it. I have been fascinated with volcanos for some time and to experience an eruption this close and this safe was absolutely amazing!
I know that I will always recommend this show!
Júlíus is so passionate about the show, explains everything so well and it was just wonderful to hear the lava crackling.
If you're thinking about going: DO IT!!! <3
Written August 10, 2021
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coloparkers
Highlands Ranch, CO483 contributions
We were in Vik for 2 nights and happened to read about the Lava Show. We went in with no expectations and were overwhelmed with the show. Interesting, informative, and you see lava! Small theater, with only a few dozen seats so you're very close and can feel the heat of the lava. In a town of only 300 or so residents, it was such an unexpected surprise to find this treasure of a show.
Written February 13, 2022
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Trausti S
Reykjavik, Iceland2 contributions
Family
Went there with two children, 6 and almost 3. Had lunch at the soup company located in the same building and the owner Júlíus greeted us and took us for a magical ride, first by video and then by pouring that 1100° lava into the room and only 2 meters away from the crowd. He showed every aspect of the lava and answerred every question the crowd had and showed in detail just how the lava forms. A must see for all at least once. Prepare! Its going to get hot in that room very quickly so dress very light.
Written August 4, 2020
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Helgi Thor G
Reykjavik, Iceland133 contributions
Family
As a travel professional I’m always excited to see new attractions enter the market. The Icelandic lava show was for me a perfect experience and I highly reccommend it to any local or traveller passing through Vik.

They have successfully created a show that links Iceland’s geology to our stunning volcanic history and doing so while maintaining a highly personal touch telling the story of the founders great grandfather during an eruption of Katla.

The show is operated by the co-founder Julius who is an excellent storyteller. He started this venture with his wife and gives the audience a great insight into the preparation process of pouring molten lava into a room full of people. The show continues with a video telling the story of Katla and explaining volcanos in more detail. Eventually lava flows in the room followed by a highly educational presentation by the founder. At the end the lava is broken into pieces and kids in the audience can get a closer look.

Intriguing, interresting, different and a highly entertaining attraction that I reccommend to everyone.
Written July 11, 2020
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wilhelmm-norway
Fornebu, Norway193 contributions
Couples
This lava show is very well prepared and executed. You will leave the show with s much better understanding and insight into the tectonic forces and volcanic eruptions on Iceland than when you arrived! In addition to the learning, you are witnessing running lava in real time right in front of you. The temperature rises, the glowing lava runs out towards the spectators, and the instructor demonstrates how the lava flows, runs, freezes, and creates different shapes and forms, including how lava caves are made. Very well done - a high quality show! Thanks to Julius and his wife who are the owner-managers here, Iceland has gotten a significant new attraction to offer. Julius is also a very insightfull and gifted teacher - great to hear him explain all the ins and outs of volcanos.
Written August 7, 2020
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Icelandic Lava Show is open:
  • Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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