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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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Hours:
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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Island volcanic history

This was very interesting. they have a video presentation of the volcanic history of the island and the events of the major eruption.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
99Jerry
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Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was very interesting. they have a video presentation of the volcanic history of the island and the events of the major eruption.

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Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you would like to know more about the volcanoes in Iceland, it is worth spending an hour watching this informative film.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a very interesting stop we made. Outside it advertised shows starting every hour on the hour and they do a couple of days in German but predominantly they are all in English. There is a little cinema in the back of the shop that you go into and they film is 55 minutes long although we didn't know... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Be prepared the film will be an hour. This hour is well worth spending time here. Small interesting shop with exhibits you can touch. Informative helpful staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a reasonably priced restaurant for Iceland (everything is very expensive) and the food was tasty and their sauces made with Icelands Skrye yogurt are really good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Its right next to the fish restaurant. A small place but heaven for people interested in rocks and the volcano show is great. There are very good description of all the rocks. I bought a polished stone neckless for my wife, when I held it to the light it showed the aurora colours...great gift she loved it.

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Thank vidiya r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the first place we ventured to in Reykjavik. Mostly because we read they had some indigenous stones on display. We arrived and got tickets to see the next showing of the documentaries of the geological nature of Iceland. While waiting, we struck up a conversation about the displays and learned much about these stones and Iceland in general.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two documentaries, each approx half an hour. They start on the hour, every hour. We popped in at 5 past the hour and just about made it in before it started. Your ticket is also a book mark, which was a nice touch. It was approx. £14 per person. Both films are really interesting and give you a proper insight... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The video was informative, but at 53 minutes (not prewarned) was a tad long! The narrator repeated themselves a few times, and no less than 3 people fell asleep during the video!

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Powell, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but educational place They show a 53 minute movie about Iceland mainly focused on the 1973 and 2010 volcanic eruptions. Worth seeing. The museum itself is small but does have some cool stuff on display.

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