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The Hekla Center houses a contemporary, multimedia exhibition on Mount Hekla, its history, and its influence on human life in Iceland from the time of the island's settlement until now. The Hekla Center is a working tourist information center...more
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,...More
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...More
The most interesting part is to be able to listen to Hekla Volcanoes´s rumble trough scientific interpretation of seismic data.
good historical sagas and extremely good view to Hekla Volcano.
good restaurant in the same building, highly recommended for lunch and dinner.
The exhibition is not recommended at all. The information has not been updated for several years - no volcanic eruptions in Iceland since 2004? Video displays are not accessible because screens are out of order etc.
At the restaurant we experienced the worst vegetable soup...More
It's a shame that in such a beautiful location and such a great building there is a poor exhibition, and a totally unaware staff. Attention: they can be really rude if you ask to use the hotel wi-fi. The ticket is absolutely over-priced. Not recommended...More
Lots of detail about volcanoes and Hekla in particular. Good displays with lots of historical facts. We were convinced Hekla was about to erupt again any day! Quite expensive for a small exhibit but then everything in Iceland is expensive!
We took a detour to drive up to this attraction, thinking we had found a real visitor center. We were sadly disappointed. It was just as expensive as every other "museum" in Iceland and ess interesting,even though the exterior looked promising. The best aspect was...More
I went there on my way to see Hekla and was sadly disappointed. The entrance fee was 900kr. and the main opening to the exhibit was dark and dangerous with dimmly lid two steps down (no wheelchair access and a bit dangerous for guest that...More
this is a tourist trap. we learned little and felt it was not worth the fee. there is a view of Hekla from a largish window , supposedly the centrepiece but the glass is cracked right across. It says it all!