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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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Hours:
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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Great to visit when the weather is bad

Very educational interesting spot. We came here when our trips had been cancelled due to bad weather. Was certainly worth the visit and provided my wife and I with a good insight... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
dogsy
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Manchester
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very educational interesting spot. We came here when our trips had been cancelled due to bad weather. Was certainly worth the visit and provided my wife and I with a good insight into things for when we good actually go on our trips. Would suggest be very educational for all ages.

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Millingen aan de Rijn, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and tiny house with some ashes of Volcanoes from Iceland. I was not that impressed. but they had a movie there you could watch and you could also buy souvenirs there.

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Thank Karina K
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't expect museum type of attraction. The Vulcano House is literally one room with rocks, stones and minerals but it is very informative and interesting. There's 2 movies about the vulcans every hours which are really interesting. The owner was a very lovely man with great knowledge about vulcans and tips for the holidays attractions. The place is near Sun... More 

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Thank Marta Z
Milton
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place to get a local Volcano Overview and see the impact of the most recent event. Lots of rocks and books to look over.

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here and watched the cinema film about Iceland volcanoes. Really good. Kids were free and the exhibition before the film was enough to keep them busy and informed. Staff really helpful too. The cafe next door was bustling too.

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Thank Unkle30
England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were surprised to find this museum open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The 53 minutes of films were interesting as were the displays. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We were even given free hot chocolate and sweeties!

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Thank c2yourhealth
New Jersey
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75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worthwhile to visit to hear about the 2010 volcano eruption that disrupted travel for days. There is an excellent video as well as pictures.

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Canterbubble
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bit disappointed by film show which was interesting but very expensive. Mainly a documentary about an eruption in the Westerman islands which may well be on youtube.

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Thank ayupitsjon
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely small museum, great film to see beforehand and then lot's of displays to look at, staff very friendly and helpful

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best to arrive at half past the hour and take quick look through the shop. The movie starts on the hour. It was really informative and we are happy we watched it.

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