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Lava Centre

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The LAVA centre features an interactive exhibition exploring the art and science of geology and the volcanic systems in Iceland. Information from the past century’s eruptions demonstrate just how strong a presence volcanoes have in contemporary...more
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Austurvegi 14, Hvolsvollur 860, Iceland
+354 415 5200
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Modern and high tech representation on how the volcanic island Iceland was born. Grapical presentation of the immense forces. Being a native Icelander having traveled the whole country and knowing the history and nature We'll, This still blew my mind. WELL DONE LAVA and thank...More

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Bárður Örn G, Manager at Lava Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the review, it's so valuable to get a feedback from the locals as well. All the best, Bardur

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the exhibition. It was very informative and had many unique ways of conveying information. I especially liked the room showing all of the nearby volcanos. Unfortunately, the movie was not operating when we visited, so we were unable to get the full...More

Thank Richard P
Bárður Örn G, Manager at Lava Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Richard! Glad you liked the exhibit. Sorry to hear you came during the 4 hours the movie theater was out of order. Let us know if you stop by again! All the best, Bardur

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All in all this is one of the more impressive museums I’ve been too. Great selection of interactive exhibits and very interesting information. Be sure to check out the screens on the left as you walk in. They show all of the earthquakes that Iceland...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a high tech museum that’s very interactive and stimulating, both intellectually and physically. The displays move you emotionally as well as physically... Literally! Honestly, it made us think long and hard about the constant fear of volcanic activity in this part of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place to get information and an overview of Iceland. Displays were excellent and worth paying the entrance fee. Had a large cafe/dining area which looked good.

Thank Rod M
Bárður Örn G, Manager at Lava Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Rod! This means a lot to us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this centre with a private tour but didn't get to stay long enough to see all of it. What we did see, though, was very interesting. It shows you all the earthquakes that are happening in Iceland and how many have occurred...More

Thank melodyf923
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by the Lava Center for 30-40 minutes (all the time you need to visit) to learn more about Iceland's volcanic history. The exhibit was well done - long enough to teach us about Iceland, but not so long that became overbearing or boring....More

Thank Neel G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Educational, interactive and powerful. The sounds made it visceral. Loved the interactive nature. Hints: stand on the footprints in 2 of the exhibits - makes a visual and kinesthetic experience; in the room with the rocks, use the orange to the right of the written...More

Thank Karen S
Bárður Örn G, Manager at Lava Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Karen for the kind review and the hints! Hope you had a wonderful stay in Iceland

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see stop as you go around the Island on Rt 1. There are lots of maps and pictures of a lot of the active Volcano's in Iceland. The relief maps show the locations. You can stand on 2 metal plates and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful exhibit where you can learn about volcanoes in a highly interactive and engaging manner. More museums need to take a lead from this site. If you are in the area then you definitely need to stop and see it including the short cinema on...More

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Colin W
June 22, 2017|
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Response from Haukur A | Reviewed this property |
Do not know about day tours by tour operators but you can take the local bus (Strætó) from Reykjavík to Hvolsvöllur where it stops within a short walking distance from the museum. Bus information on bus.is.