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Review of Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre

Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre
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South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik with 3 hours of hiking on a Glacier
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Owner description: Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre opened on April 14th, 2011 exactly one year after the start of the Eyjafjallajokull eruption. Because it’s at the foot of the volcano, visitors feel first-hand what it is like to have a huge volcano looming over their shoulders. A short film (20 min) portrays the spectacular natural event, and the hectic times and incredible challenges met by the family farm of Thorvaldseyri.
Evanston, Il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

We were on a tour of Iceland with Adventures Abroad and stopped at the visitor center. The video is very interesting. It gave us a very graphic sense of what it took to reclaim the farm from the destructive effects of the volcano. What we found most interesting was that the farm is "off the grid", entirely self-sustaining in terms of water and power. A very impressive family. After seeing how the family was effected I forgot our inconvenience when traveling to England in 2010 right after the eruption.

Visited August 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

This visitor centre tells about the volcano that erupted in 2010, making news all around the world. The main thing here is a 20-minute video about the eruption and how it affected the farm right at the base of the glacier. The video is beautifully shot and edited, and you'll learn a lot from it.

There also are some exhibits explaining the geology of the volcano and a good gift shop.

Visited July 2013
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“Very exciting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Stopped here to show some visitors the movie and was very impressed both by the movie and the personal service we received.

Visited April 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“informative private exhibition”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

You want to know more about the 2010 eruption of that volcano no one can pronounce, admit it and come here. It is a thing set up by the family whose farm is just under the glacier that melted, so it is really their experience. They got hold of some GREAT footage and the video was well made. I was not bored and you know how boring those things can be. It is just half an hour stop on the ring road, so stop if you are not in a hurry.

Visited July 2013
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hong kong
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“small but enough”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

the visitor centre just in front of eyjafjallajokull, the documentory footage is valued for the tourist, it let us to be more understand what's happen in 2010, especially on the otherside of earth, also i'm touching by Icelandic strong and love character

Visited June 2013
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