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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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Thorvaldseyri, Hvolsvollur 861, Iceland
+354 487 5757
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Small visitor center that shows a very interesting film on the eruption and impact on a local family. Very friendly staff. The film really made the incident come alive and we looked at the glacier with much more appreciation after viewing!

Thank 398janetp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting 20 minute movie on the family impact of the E-15 volcanic eruption in 2010. This local perspective would have been even better if they covered a bit more of the international impact but overall it was a very good look at the effects...More

Thank Fondue4two
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but worth a stop, the video shown gives a good insight into the reality of living in the shadow of an active volcano. Most heartfelt.

Thank Panda1298
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an easy roadside stop on the ring road and so can make good sense as a break along your journey, but is probably not a big destination attraction. It's a small roadside museum run by the farm across the road. The farm narrowly...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This visitor's centre is located directly across the highway from one of the farms that was devasted by the volcanic eruption in 2010. It is run by the family that owns the farm and we were warmly greeted at the door by the mother. Although...More

Thank Ice14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is another beautiful spot, not far from Vik where Iceland exhibits more of it's breathtaking beauty. My picture shows a beautiful February (yes, February) afternoon at this place.

Thank U N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great film to describe the experience of one family during the most recent volcanic eruption. Nice small gift shop and good restrooms. Beautiful setting. Thoroughly enjoyed viewing their farm from a distance. What resilient people. This is a great stop!

Thank virginian9
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's one thing to visit historical sites that happened before our time, but this was an event that happened in our lifetime that we remember.

Thank Jean Ann F
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a small place on Rt 1 in between the 2 waterfalls : Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss. The 20 minute video is very informative and has great footage of the volcano erupting and how the farms were affected. We did hit some tour buses and...More

Thank Lispony
Reviewed 10 August 2017

A small but very interesting exhibition about the eruption of Eyjafallajokull and its effect on a local family. One room is full of informative boards and a small shop. A 20 minute video recounts the eruption and following days. Knowing that the glacier and volcano...More

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9 September 2016|
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Response from DeborahL428 | Reviewed this property |
Linda P
11 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
4 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.