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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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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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Interesting summary of geological history

Worthwhile stopping here for a quick look at aspects of Iceland's unique geology and natural history

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Janem0205
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For the equivalent of a few dollars, one can see two excellent movies of past eruptions and the devastation they produce. It is a great rainy day choice--and it rains a lot in Reykjavik!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You pay £14 each to watch a film about the volcano and destruction it left behind, but Quality of film not great. I think you could probably watch this on you tube for free. Staff were lovely, very friendly

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Informative 1 hour professionally produced film about 2 volcanic eruptions. I would highly recommend it. It only cost about $17 when I charged it to my credit card.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worthwhile stopping here for a quick look at aspects of Iceland's unique geology and natural history

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting exhibit, and very well designed. Lots of information, but explained in relatively simple terms. Interactive parts where you could test rock to see whether they floated. Loved that you're trusted to touch things, not like most museums surrounded by "DO NOT TOUCH!" signs! Didn't get a chance to view the film which is played every hour, but would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice little museum with a variety of displaces relating to the geology and volcanic history of Iceland. There are also movies that document different aspects of the volcanic history of the island. The videos were informative and well done. The museum part is a little small and crowded, but some interesting displays. I think its worth your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only looked around the free museum as I thought £15 for a film about volcanos was a bit much! The Gem museum was amazing and full of interesting rocks and explained all about how they were formed. We came in the evening after dinner as it is open until 9pm. Brilliant evening activity

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here after visiting the gallery nearby, and settled in from the rain for some fish and chips. What we got was really good quality, with choices of styles and sauces. Everyone including our 6 yr old liked their food, and the service was good too. The venue itself runs regular films about Iceland's volcano history, and there is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great indoor activity on colder days. Located near the old harbor. Interactive exhibition where you can touch different rocks + screening of 2 documentaries (english). Discount with tourist card.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Film lasted for about 50 minutes. Very informative and quite interesting. Tells you about a major eruption that happened in the 70’s and the more recent one a few years ago. The rocks and sand that you can touch in the exhibition area are cool! I enjoyed it! A bit geeky, but had lots of fun. Friendly staff. There’s a... More 

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