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Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre

Thorvaldseyri, Hvolsvollur 861, Iceland
+354 487 5757
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Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre opened on April 14th, 2011 exactly one year after the start of the Eyjafjallajokull eruption. Because it’s at the foot of the volcano, visitors feel first-hand what it is like to have a huge volcano looming over their shoulders. A short film (20 min) portrays the spectacular natural event, and the hectic times and incredible challenges met by the family farm of Thorvaldseyri.
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“minute film” (28 reviews)
“across the road” (21 reviews)
Thorvaldseyri, Hvolsvollur 861, Iceland
+354 487 5757
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Given that this place is just up the road from Skogafoss, which is one of the main tourist attractions, you'll almost certainly drive right past it at some point. And it's well worth popping in. It's only a tiny place and their main attraction is...More

Thank Nelly59CR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Explains the volcanic eruption that disrupted air travel around the world and lead to the explosion of visitors to Iceland.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Educational. Informative to see how this volcano impacted the world in 2010 when it exploded. It raises our awareness and understanding of the power of mother nature.

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 5 November 2017

You get charged separately to see the interactive section and the film. If you are there it is worth doing both but it is over £20 for an adult! It is very well done and there is a nice cafe and shop

Thank chocolateeclaire
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The film of the build-up to the volcanic eruption, the preparation, the evacuation, and the aftermath was riveting and top quality. I wish they'd had a DVD for sale. The center is very small but informative, the film is about 20 minutes, and being able...More

Thank pjfrommass
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

A small centre which focuses on the 20minute film shown about the family who own the farm and the 2010 eruption. Situated across the road from the farm and the volcano itself. Worth a visit.

Thank 213Traveller87
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

A nice mini-museum near eyjafjallajökull volcano. Worth a stop if you are on ring road no. 1! Entrance fee isn‘t that much and the aprox. 20min movie is impressive. Give it a try!

Thank Dennis G
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

It is small visitor center for the Icelandic volcano eruption in 2010. There are fees for visiting to watch a film about thr experience of the farm owners which lays down the volcano. It is nice if you have time . Also we visited accidentally...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is a good, short visit to see how the locals experienced the eruption of this volcano. Very well done.

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Hats off to the family whose livelihood was destroyed by the eruption in 2010, very enterprising to set up an exhibition on site! It is very small and was very busy. The video footage really shows you the devastation to the family and surrounding area...More

Thank MissJen
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9 September 2016|
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Response from DeborahL428 | Reviewed this property |
Linda P
10 April 2016|
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Response from CDepkin | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The volcano is right there. It is not active right now. There are hiking trips that you can take with a guide and they have info at the visitor center about how to arrange them.
Mary S
3 November 2015|
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Response from IngaJulia | Property representative |
Dear all, The exhibition is open 11-16 in November, but closed in December and January. Opens again in February.