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“cinema show expensive for what it is”
Review of Volcano House

Volcano House
Ranked #16 of 183 things to do in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Volcano House is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the heart of Reykjavik. This is the place where one can learn about the Icelandic volcanoes by watching high quality film that were created for the Volcano House. Moreover, there is a great lava stones collection, souvenir shop and the collection of arts from famous Icelandic artists. We pride ourselves with of our multilingual staff many of whom have studied geology and so can add to the understanding of our customers.
Reviewed March 2, 2014

my son enjoyed the show, but at approx. £26 for 3 of us to see a 50 minute film, I felt it was over priced. considering both my wife and I remember the eruption in 1973 and 2010 I felt a bit ripped off by the experience.

Thank billydan
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Volcano H, Public Relations Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2014

Dear billydan
Thank you for your review and visit. We are happy to hear your son enjoyed our films and we are sorry that you found the films too expensive. As we have explained before, these films were made especially for the Volcano House and we pay regular fees to the film makers, and we provide our services 13 hours a day, 7 days a week which is not free either. This explanes the cost.
We hope you enjoyed your visit to Iceland!
Best regards, the Volcano House team.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Worth a visit and very interesting hour long documentary footage about two of the most significant recent volcanic eruptions – the 2010 ‘ash cloud’ and 1973 Westman Islands event which was incredible, both from the effects and length of time of the volcanic activity and also the perseverance of the occupants to save their homes. Shows on the hour across the day. We popped in before heading out for evening food. Nice little collection of volcanic rocks and a cafe, although we didn’t try the latter. Something to easily fit in around other activities. Recommend a visit.

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Volcano H, Public Relations Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2014

Hi StumpyandBob
We are very happy to hear that you popped in and enjoyed your visit :-) Thanks for writing this positive review!
Best regards,
the Volcano House Team.

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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Nice cosy little cinema showing both films on the eruptions of the 1973 eruptions on Westman Islands and the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull and Fimmvörðulháls. They were both very interesting and informative.

Thank Lisa A
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Volcano H, Public Relations Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2014

Hi Lisa A
thank you very much for your positive review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and learned something from it :-)
Best regards,
Dora Magnusdottir
Volcano House

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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Although we didn't go to the cinema I found this little café/gallery well worth a visit. The hands on exhibit, though small was really interesting. Great to actually feel what you are looking at. It put the landscape of Iceland into perspective, and the information about the number of earthquakes etc that week was really good. The café was great and although we didn't eat I chose quite a few things from the menu which I would have had, and loved the volcano theme to the food. The atmosphere was really chilled out, and watching the sunset over the mountain across the harbour was the icing on the cake. Plus if you want to eat a free piece of chocolate lava its the place to go!

Thank Katherine B
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Volcano H, Public Relations Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2014

Hi Katherine,
thank you very much for your very kind words on the Volcano House. We hope you enjoyed your general visit to Reykjavík
Best regards,
Dora Magnusdottir
Volcano House

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Reviewed February 28, 2014

We didn't use the film facility, just took coffee and cake, but found the service and the food and drink excellent and no more pricey than the UK. Interesting place to also look at the Volcano exhibits.
Good location as its right opposite the old harbour.

Thank robtsmx
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Volcano H, Public Relations Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2014

Hi Robtsmx
we´re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit :-)
Best regards,
Dora Magnusdottir
Volcano House

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