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Volcano House

Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 555 1900
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Popped in here not knowing what to expect on a day scheduled for wandering in Reykjavik, Great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
GWVan
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Port Orange, Florida
Interesting films, but not much else on offer

This museum shows two back to back films about the Heimaey and Eyjafjallajokull eruptions (approx 1... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
elharbach
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday

Popped in here not knowing what to expect on a day scheduled for wandering in Reykjavik, Great decision, lots of information and informative movies, glad we did it.

Thank GWVan
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum shows two back to back films about the Heimaey and Eyjafjallajokull eruptions (approx 1 hour in length, with some great images) and also has a small geology exhibit and gift shop in the front room, where you are allowed to handle the rocks....More

1  Thank elharbach
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is small and consists of two areas. The small area in the lobby (or in front of the cinema) is free of charge. It offers written information about volcanoes in Iceland and has an exhibition of stones. I'd say it takes you about...More

Thank scheuri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit when you are in Reykjavik. Lots of visual and historical information. Good to see the movies and there is an area where maps, books and rock displays are available to view

Thank Catherinemiller
Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides the movie that they show here, there isn't a whole lot to see. The movie is one hour long, detailing two big volcano eruptions in Iceland. The documentaries are generally interesting, but somewhat on the boring side. Our kids barely held out (5 and...More

Thank inna212015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Come for the information on geological history and volcanic systems, needs-to-know, and excellent images of the power of volcanos (and its destructive potential X its building formative nature).

Thank mabrondani
Volcano H, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the 5 star review!! They mean a lot to us :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The documentaries were excellent! We really enjoy the small hands on museum connected to Icelandic Fish and Chips (worth waiting for a table!) but the films were so interesting and informative.

Thank Darla G
Volcano H, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Darla Thank you so much for the 5 star review!! Really appreciate it and its great to know you enjoyed the show! Hope you have a great time in Iceland! All the best, Daan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit this gem to see excellent presentations on Iceland's volcanic history. There is a geological display which you are encouraged to touch. Small shop and cafe next door.

Thank S1AN
Volcano H, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sian We really appreciate the 5 star review! Thank you and have a great time in Iceland! All the best, Daan

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch at the fish and chips place next door and then went to the volcano house. We walked around the exhibit (free) for a little bit and learned about volcanoes around Iceland and different types of rock. We payed for the movie which...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the opportunity to watch a movie about the Icelandic volcanoes. Perhaps would have enjoyed more commentary on the 2010 eruption as opposed to the early 1970's event but nonetheless very interesting.More

1  Thank WhitelawK
Volcano H, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi WhitelawK Thank you for the 4 star review! The Westman Islands eruption is such an exceptional story that it is unmissable. Imagine waking up to an unexpected eruption at 2 am and having to quickly evacuate without taking any of your belongings. This community...More

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Gribit
14 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
18 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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