Volcano Museum

Volcano Museum, Stykkisholmur: Hours, Address, Volcano Museum Reviews: 4/5

Volcano Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
A unique exhibition of international art and objects related to volcanic eruptions and their impact. Let's learn from past, to see what Volcanoes are capable off. To see how different cultures all around the world could understand and behold on the scary beauty of the Volcanoes. Let's find the connection between art and science.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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JobeeMom
Toronto, Canada1,277 contributions
Good as a rainy day activity
Sep. 2019
This is a small museum with some volcanic rocks and artworks of various volcanoes. Don’t expect too much. Considering that the admission is only ISK 1,000, it’s a nice visit especially on a rainy day. What interested me most was the National Geographic documentary shown upstairs about the Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption.

We purchased the Museum Pass which also included admission to the Library of Water and Norwegian House.
Written October 22, 2019
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Susan
65 contributions
Good museum for a quick stop
Oct. 2019
I visited the volcano museum on my trip to Iceland and overall I would say it’s a great place for a short stop 🔥

The museum itself is quite small but hosts a lot of interesting artwork and rock samples all about volcanoes. The art is from a collection collected over many years and is very interesting to view and look at 🖼 🏔

I would recommend a 30mins-1hour stop to get the best experience here. If your in the area I recommend paying a visit 👍
Written October 21, 2019
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MollyG75
Ilminster, UK7 contributions
Volcanoes brought to life, if you take the time to be curious
Aug. 2019
Having got thoroughly soaked earlier in the day, we were just looking for something dry to do. Volcanos are exciting so this seemed a good idea.
The museum is primarily an art collection albeit one curated by a volcanology expert. It is interesting but could be quite a quick visit.
What made this visit for us was the man working there (we didn't ask his name but he had previously lived in Denmark). He was fantastic and so knowledgeable. He spent lots of time with us answering our questions, explaining the geology of the country and making it all come to life. He also took time to suggest places that we should visit that we wouldn't otherwise have known about, but that absolutely made our holiday.
I hope that he reads this because the drive through the lava field was so amazing that we did it twice! Thank you.
Written August 31, 2019
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Jennifer F
17 contributions
Great for Geologists & Geophysicists
Jul. 2019 • Couples
The museum is primarily art and historical accounts. The art and geological maps of Iceland were very interesting and gave us more ideas on places to visit one our trip.
Written July 16, 2019
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Przemek
3 contributions
Interesting place
Jun. 2019 • Business
Very interesting place for people interested in geology. A friend of mine who was with me was quite bored, but for me the whole place was the piece of the art.
Written July 15, 2019
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Marilyn V
12 contributions
Worth a trip if you're interested in volcanos!
Jun. 2019 • Family
Broader collection than just Iceland. Various displays show volcanos around the world. Worth the time is you are interested in geology
Written July 9, 2019
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Donna A
Livermore, CA51 contributions
Art and history of volcanoes
Jun. 2019 • Friends
This museum is all about volcanoes. All kinds of art of volcanoes around the world. Including an Andy Warhol painting, his only landscape! Lots of history regarding volcanoes. The best part are the rocks of various types of earth after a volcano, most from Iceland as they had the second largest volcano ever.
Written June 17, 2019
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thorbreidfjord
Reykjavik, Iceland35 contributions
Surprising and Informative
Jun. 2018 • Family
I didn't expect much but the museum is interesting and the curator a renowned "volcano man" i.e. a scientist of repute. The Snæfellsnes peninsula is very interesting for people curious about stirrings of the earth; very diverse landscape. This is explained well at the museum.
Written March 19, 2019
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virtmaus
Vienna, Austria117 contributions
Nice, but not more
Mar. 2019 • Couples
Interesting. Not a must see. For me (for that price) there were too many pictures/painting compared to other info. Very interesting film. Items displayed from many vulcanic places in the world.
Written March 12, 2019
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Fredric I
Bodo, Norway34 contributions
Beautiful and informative museum high light of the trip
Mar. 2019 • Friends
A small former cinema room full of art showing Vulcan eruptions from Iceland and around the world. Among this art a lot of information about the Vulcans,the activity of Iceland and what we have seen around the island so far.
Had the good luck that the museum guide had some time to explain it all. An absolute top experience on the trip.
Written March 3, 2019
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Volcano Museum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat - Sat 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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