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Review of Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre - CLOSED

Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre
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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.
Reviewed January 17, 2014

My wife and I arranged a 4WD tour from Reykjavik to the south coast by Eyjafjallajokull. There was one other tourist, an American lady from Boston. Our driver was Helgi. It was a bleak day with wind and rain but that actually added to the experience. The black sand beach was truly spectacular and Helgi certainly knew how to drive - we explored places that coach travellers could never have got to and we had a lunch at a lovely little farmohouse that again, coach travellers could not have used. A great trip. It's one of thse trips that would always be special but whch would be totally different depending on the weather. Try it.

Thank Robyn H
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Here you can get a quick inside to what really went on below the Eyjafjallajökull Volcanic Eruption by watching an appr. 20 min film about the eruption

Thank Jon Pall H
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Liked the movie; liked the handmade gifts that were on offer. Disliked nothing. Clean restrooms for patrons only. Liked the view of the surrounding farms from this spot.

1  Thank ILJilly
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

While normally closed from the middle of September, we were lucky enough to drive passed when it was open for a pre-booked tour. The family from the farm opposite were forward thinking enough to take lots of photographs and videos at the same time as trying to keep their farm going during the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajokull just above them. The video was beautifully put together and narrated, and brought home the stoicism and independence it must take to live is such a remote, potentially dangerous location.

Thank Cambology
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stopped on the main road to catch a glimpse of the farmhouse we had seen in lessons (It was on most of the news reports at the time of the 2010 eruption) and the guide suggested we make an extra stop at the visitor centre..it was one of the best things we did on our trip. A short but beautifully shot film tells the story of the eruption from the family's point of view, and was narrated by the wife/mother. She was actually running the centre that day and spoke to us all (giving the students all a sticker for their notebooks/laptops!) The farm was one of the most successful in Iceland because the farmer was innovative and introduced new technologies and tried new things, and this visitor centre is the next 'new thing', the next diversification...they have made it really interesting and well worth a trip...

Thank Nichola C
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