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Volcano House

Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 555 1900
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Amazing Videos

The Museum runs two volcano videos. The first shows the massive the Vestmannaecyjar eruption and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dalton_Traveller
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Dalton, Massachusetts
Enjoyable hour

There are 2 films to watch which are both very interesting. The first is about a volcanic eruption... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robin L
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum runs two volcano videos. The first shows the massive the Vestmannaecyjar eruption and how the towns people worked to save their town and harbor by diverting the lava flow. The second shows the more recent Eyjafjallajokull eruption the disrupted so much air travel.

Thank Dalton_Traveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are 2 films to watch which are both very interesting. The first is about a volcanic eruption in the 70's and it is fascinating seeing how people coped and fought back against the lave flow, The second is a more recent eruption - which...More

Thank Robin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great addition to learn about the volcanic activity of Iceland that continues to reshape this beautiful Island!

Thank lkelbo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good starting off place to get acquainted with Iceland's geology. While I thought it was a little pricey for the films, they were informative. If you are somewhat of a geology buff, you will like this. While it is not very extensive,...More

Thank Christine R
Volcano H, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Christine Thank you for the review! Yes, we are the perfect first stop in Iceland before travelling into the countryside, our documentaries show how much mother nature is a part of living in Iceland. I regret you found it expensive but we also have...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting documentaries from 70's and 2010 regarding volcanic eruptions. Took roughly 1 hour and 2k per head for the movie. Small movie theatre and really comfy seats. Opportunity to purchase volcanic ash and other memorabilia. We didn't eat in the restaurant but it looked...More

Thank Odette B
Volcano H, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Odette Thank you for the review! Great to hear you enjoyed your time at Volcano House and found the documentaries really interesting. We might not be a 'must see' but for those interested in the geology of Iceland and learning what the locals have...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017

A little dry but both videos give a super overview of life in the shadows of volcanos. Mother Nature is Powerful and her timing is unexpected! go here first, then the countryside full of volcanos will make better sense.More

1  Thank ctinaporter
Volcano H, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Porter Thank you for the 5 star review!! They mean a lot to us! Yes, we are the perfect first stop before travelling into the countryside. Seeing the show gives an added understanding to the fascinating geological structure of Iceland. Hope you have a...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Volcano house is a please touch museum. They offer pictures along with rock and sand samples. Our bike tour stopped at the volcano house then we went back to watch the two movies. very well done and educational.

1  Thank JanLynn
Volcano H, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We really appreciate them!

Reviewed 11 September 2017

What a find! In fact it was hard to find as it's off the beaten track. The documentary on the volcanoes of Iceland is an extraordinary tale of the power of nature and the determination of the rugged Icelandic people. I gained a new appreciation...More

1  Thank Fanofsrilanka
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Take a walk through the Volcano House to get information about Iceland's volcanoes and the effect on the people and towns. This was helpful for us as we did not have time to take a volcano tour.

1  Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I stopped off at this location before I left for my tour to the south this is defeinately a must see and its rich in history and culture. My tour guide gave us really good information on this site. I recommend taking a lot of...More

1  Thank Dameon G
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Gribit
14 August 2017|
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Response from Catherinemiller | Reviewed this property |
It was less than the adult ticket but I don't recall amount. Interesting fact seniors get into the settlement museum free!
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Coryy20
18 February 2017|
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Response from binkynsteve | Reviewed this property |
hi its free , we werent charged at all , which in Iceland is unusual !!! please do go visit , its small , wont take long but it is very informative .
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