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Volcano House

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Address: Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Isle of Man
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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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St Albans, United Kingdom
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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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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little attraction with a good short film about Icelandic volcanicity. It was a little crowded in mid-summer but the geological exhibits are very much hands-on.

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting displays and excellent films about volcanoes in Iceland - particularly interesting section on the Westman Islands and the eruption back in the 70s. Very helpful lady gave us a personal tour of the exhibits which helped bring them to life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not expecting so much from a tiny one-room museum and a one-hour film. Of course, the film was a bit pricey like everything in Iceland. It was extremely well-done, though, and I learned a lot. The museum itself is free and has some very interesting information and volcanic rocks you can touch. We really enjoyed it! (And the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a bit of a geography geek I really enjoyed visiting the Volcano House - nice to be able to touch the different rocks on display and the 2 films gave an interesting insight into the effect of eruptions on people and places. A very warm welcome from the member of staff on duty too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to go to this place to get volcanic rock to impress my grandson! It is niceto be able to touch the stones and listen to the volcano through earphones. The two short films were very informative. We then had fish and chips in the adjoining restaurant. Beware the cost shown is just for the fish - the chips... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite an interesting look round the volcano house where you can look and touch various pieces of volcanic rock. Very informative. As we found everywhere the entrance of 2000 ikr was a bit steep but come to expect the inflated prices for entrance to these types of attraction

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the geological part of this exhibit, the rocks aren't locked away, they are there, on display for you to touch and hold, brilliant stuff, gives a better understanding of what makes Iceland such a draw. The staff are informative and enthusiastic and will answer questions about Icelands geology. The hour long video presentation has footage from two of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When previewing what to do in Reykjavik you need to pick and choose as nothing is cheap. We opted for Volcano House as I am interested in this area. The small geology exhibits are reasonable. The film dies show the sheer power and devastation of two recent eruptions in particular. This was interesting and entertaining. If volcanoes are your thing... More 

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