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Volcano House

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Address: Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 555 1900
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Volcano House is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the heart...

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.

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We watched 2 movies here about volcanoes in Iceland. The first one was about a volcano that erupted years ago and the devastating effect it had on the area and the second one was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Gosport
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The film lasted for 55 minutes and described the volcanic and geothermic history of Iceland and the effects of recent volcanic eruptions on both the people and the land

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly, it is a must to view this documentary. It is visually stunning! The small rock and crystal museum is very informative with interactive samples. There is a small gift shop of interesting selections.

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Thank Not2good2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We watched 2 movies here about volcanoes in Iceland. The first one was about a volcano that erupted years ago and the devastating effect it had on the area and the second one was about the most recent eruption. Thoroughly enjoyable

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is basically a shop that displays volcano rocks with relevant information and some souvenirs for sale. Didn't managed to watch the videos though and ended up spending more time in the fish and chip restaurant within the same house.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We almost didn't go because of negative reviews but are glad we ignored them. The main attraction here is a 53-minute English-language video with two parts. The first was about Eldfell volcano that erumpted in 1973 in Heimaey, Westman Islands. A large crevice opened and emitted lava and ash. The eruption lasted from 1/23 to 7/3 and burned or covered... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great introduction to Iceland ' volcanic past. The movie is amazing, watch the ground split open and the lava spew from the earth. It is a touch museum were you can feel the different ash and rocks from the volcanos.

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Sheffield Uk.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small museum attached to a fist and chip restaurant. You get to watch 2 films about the Icelandic volcanoes and geothermal activity. Very interesting. There is a small exhibition of the types of volcanic rocks and materials, and of course the obligatory gift shop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was worth the price of admission. It showed how recent volcanic eruptions have impacted the nation. Quite informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but very informative display area about the volcanoes of Iceland includes ash & lava rocks that you are encouraged to handle. This adjoins a cafe & is free. There is also a general & very helpful information desk here. You have to pay to enter the small cinema that shows two films, with commentary in English. The two features... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were advised to visit Volcano House, and it was a good experience. The geology section was extremely interesting and the film show was very informative. However, they need a bit more soundproofing between the cinema and the kitchens as we could hear plates being clattered etc while the films were shown. (The venue is also an Icelandic Fish &... More 

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