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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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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 way to spend a couple of hours

I really enjoyed our visit here as a family, the 2 videos that are shown are interesting and about the right length, and it's great to be able to see and handle the various... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can pay a fee to watch two videos that talk about about the eruption in 1973 and the more recent ones including the well known one in 2010 that stopped aircraft! I learnt a lot about volcano's whilst there and they have an exhibition section (which doesn't cost to view) where you can see various rocks formed from volcanos... More 

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Volcano House as a family one afternoon and saw one documentary on the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in South Iceland. It was very interesting as it shows tourists the reality of living in Iceland, where volcanoes and earthquakes can happen at any time. However we had to pay a fee per person to watch this documentary. Also we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed our visit here as a family, the 2 videos that are shown are interesting and about the right length, and it's great to be able to see and handle the various difference geological rocks formed from the volcanoes. A great place to visit if you have a couple of hours to spare

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because the movie had already strated, we first looked at the interesting rock display (no charge). After having a snack next door, we watched the two movies. Very intersting. It was a little expensive, but then most things in Iceland are. Glad we did it.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Due to weather and unfamiliarity with Reykjavik we arrived just after the last show started and were told that we could go in right away and pay after the show. In my opinion everyone should visit and watch this show.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being shown round all the different types of lava on show and having it explained to us how different lavas flow was interesting and the following film show just made the day ! We also bought some nice souvenirs from the shop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The volcano house is a mix of a gift shop, a tourist information and volcano information center. It is an interesting visit and you can get some things that are not readily available in other gift shops.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in here for a quick look round the shop and was treated to an impromptu tour of the exhibition which was informative and interesting. Then stayed to watch the film. Lady in the shop was very friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth popping in to see the rocks and various types of sand. This element of the museum is free. You can pay extra to watch 2 poor 30 minute documentaries. Aside from being poorly produced the content is also lacking. Waste of time unless you fancy a bit of a nap!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They offer a video to watch for a fee, this was very interesting as we knew there had been multiple eruptions here, but not much detail. The video was very well done and informative. The pictures were amazing

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