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Volcano House

Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 555 1900
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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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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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"westman islands"
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"recent eruptions"
in 35 reviews
"volcanic activity"
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"volcanic rock"
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"interesting films"
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"small cinema"
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"icelandic fish and chips"
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"rock samples"
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"fish restaurant"
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"small display"
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"gift shop"
in 45 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"old harbour"
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"rainy day"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped here before dinner as it was close to the restaurant. The member of staff was very welcoming and friendly, we had a 30mins wait or so for the video and so browsed round the same exhibition. There was plenty to read up on in...More

Thank LeeLee883
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I loved the film and the items on display in the relatively small exhibition. My daughter is studying earthquakes and volcanos, in particular the 5 month Heimaey eruption in 1973, so she found it very informative. The staff were friendly and helpful....More

Thank Tuls68
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not having done any homework on Iceland prior to our visit this little find was a great starting point. A couple of hours well spent learning of the volcanic history or Iceland. Staff were friendly and helpful and were on hand to answer all of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess we expected more but the exhibition shared space with selling tours, was fairly small and a bit under whelming. There were lots of rock and ash but no real guidance. The cinema had 2 short films totalling about 40 minutes. Staff were friendly...More

Thank AineNi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This exhibit is extremely interesting and informative about iceland's very active volcanos and the resilience of the Islandic people

Thank MAK0404
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two beautiful films about volcanic eruptions on Iceland. The one about the 1976 Heimaey one is especially riveting. The lobby is both a shop and an exhibit of various kinds of material found in or near volcanos. There are bins of various volcanic sands you...More

Thank ColoHarpare
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two really great movies. Good for about 30 minutes. The exhibit outside the theater isn't much. A few rocks and other artifiacts, a gift shop.More

Thank gstarkman
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Volcano H, Director of Sales at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Gstarkman Thank you for the review! We are only a small exhibition and never try to suggest otherwise. Knowing that we have a limited space also means we only display the most interesting and insightful stories about Icelandic volcanoes. Our staff are also very...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

to see how the world is created is nice. they talk about the latest and one of the most surprising eruptions of two Icelandic vulcanos

Thank Thijs E
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Volcano H, Director of Sales at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! It means a lot to us :)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, first things first this place is tiny. It’s really just a small single room of geological exhibits and volcano themed souvenirs attached to small movie theatre and a large fish and chip themed cafe. The exhibits are quite good because you can handle them...More

Thank Carolyn I
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small museum (owned privately) shows two films of erupting volcanoes and has a good display of the geology and minerals of the country. There was a geology student guide who was very good and showed our three year old how some rocks float. I...More

Thank Roger T
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Volcano H, Director of Sales at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Roger Thank you for the review! Glad to hear you found the Volcano Show interesting and enjoyed our display. In regards to selling minerals, it is unfortunately illegal because they are protected by the ministry of the environment. It would also be illegal to...More

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RedSwallow
16 January 2018|
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Response from Haligon | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don’t recall the price, but I didn’t consider it expensive. We got the age 60+ seniors discount.
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Gribit
13 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
17 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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