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Hekla Centre

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Colm N wrote a review Sep 2019
Crawley, United Kingdom173 contributions67 helpful votes
This is a slightly strange little place but definitely worth a stop if you're nearby. The exhibition takes about 30 minutes to go around and is interesting if a little tame by modern exhibition standards. Tends towards the informative as opposed to the entertaining. Some of the light shows were not working and it felt a little tired. The cafe/restaurant beside it has full-length windows with amazing views of Hekla and the surrounding countryside. We had coffee and deserts which were lovely. Prices were reasonable by Icelandic standards. Staff were friendly.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Annelies B wrote a review Aug 2019
Antwerp Province, Belgium208 contributions46 helpful votes
I read about this museum being small and a bit outdated, so I knew what to expect, but still wanted to have a look myself. Indeed, the museum is small, with not so much information, but the displays and atmosphere are good. Some screens did not work (which we were informed off in advance). This can be a nice “stop” but I think the price is a bit too high and they should not call it a museum, more of “a small exhibition” to get the right expectations.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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steven w wrote a review Aug 2018
carlisle cumbria uk6 contributions2 helpful votes
I actually visited Hekla Centre on 6th April 2010 following my experience of the lava eruption by Eyjafjallajökull. Firstly the Hekla Centre is up to date regarding Heklas eruptions, last eruption was 26th February-6th March 2000. Some reviews state centre was not up to date, incorrect. I recommend visiting this centre for following reasons. There is great information on Hekla, its previous eruptions and their effects. I liked the very good displays, the film show and the true stories. The building is a wonderful design and very aesthetically pleasing. Blends in perfectly with nearby Hekla Volcano and the extensive lava fields. What I don't recommend is climbing Hekla without a local expert. Hekla is dangerous, even when quiet, in mist and will give very little warning before it erupts. Well worthwhile visiting Hekla Centre and is a safe alternative. The centres location has great views of Hekla Volcano. Yours. Steven Wright. Cumbria UK
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Highlander-GG wrote a review Jun 2018
Rochester Hills, Michigan457 contributions93 helpful votes
An interesting stop near the Hekla Volanic area. A nice facility with some information on the history of Hekla.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Marc A wrote a review Feb 2018
22 contributions2 helpful votes
The hostess and owner there was on hand to personally escort us through the museum since we were late... plus our guide is from Hekla. ;-) She was really really nice. But mostly I was impressed with the museum which is great for kids and also adults to learn about volcanos and vulcanism. Oh and the food was very very good at the restaurant attached to the museum.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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