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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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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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A Vulcano explained

I have luckily not seen a live Vulcano, but this little museum explaines how it all happens. And also why all air traffic was stopped some years ago. There are samples of all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 June 2016
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Our family of five enjoyed watching this museum and seeing how volcanoes have affected the Icelandic people.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This place offers two excellent videos about volcanoes in Iceland. They really put all that lava in context!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Went to Volcano House based on the Trip Advisor reviews. Our group of 5 had mixed reviews. 4 individuals almost fell asleep during the first movie. We all liked the second movie and the small exhibits in the lobby. Overall we thought it was pricey for what we got out of it.

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We visited the Volcano House while waiting for dinner seating, and was very happy to find such a neat place to pass the time. Self-guided small establishment, but lots of neat information about Iceland's volcanic history.

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Thank Liz P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

The Volcano House was incredible to us. The guys there were super knowledgable and experienced! They helped us/Slash made our trip incredible with there recommendations! I highly recommend watching the Documentaries on offer! They are really insightful and filmed beautifully. The museum explains all you need to know about a Volcano and the geological history of the Island.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

They have a small theatre which shows a video about Iceland's history and how volcanos have affected the people and the land. We joined an impromtu tour led by one of the guides (Reggie) which was very engaging and further enhanced the experience. Highly recommend this for an hour or so.

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Växjö
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

I have luckily not seen a live Vulcano, but this little museum explaines how it all happens. And also why all air traffic was stopped some years ago. There are samples of all kinds of material that comes from the eruption, and you can also see a movie (actually two) of what happened last time there was an eruption on... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We turned up an hour before Volcano House actually opened and luckily at the same time as them opening up shop, so that we weren't hanging around waiting for 10am they let us go in early and have our own private showing. The film is very informative and interesting to watch about some of the eruptions they have had and... More 

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mendoza, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I went to Icelandic fish and chips and after a delicious meal perused the exhibits. Fascinating geological history of the island.

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Thank David P
Rensselaer, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Spending our last two days in Iceland and in the Reykjavik area, we visited some of the sights. One of the being the Volcano House. It is not a very big place but it offers so much information. Located adjacent to a fish and chips place, it is easy to find in downtown. The information, displays and documentaries are worth... More 

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