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Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre

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Address: Thorvaldseyri, Hvolsvollur 861, Iceland
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+354 487 5757
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Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre opened on April 14th, 2011 exactly one year...

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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Visited here last week during a guided tour. This family run exhibit has information on display about the eruption which you can read as you wait to watch the film. The film... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Bushey, United Kingdom
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Bushey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited here last week during a guided tour. This family run exhibit has information on display about the eruption which you can read as you wait to watch the film. The film itself is very interesting with a first hand view of how the eruption effected the family and how they recovered after the devestation it created. It was an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found the exhibit interesting and informative, explaining the effects of various volcanoes in the area and a documentary of how the family who owned the farm survived the eruption and aftermath. The young couple running the centre were very good and explained how the area was affected. Worth a visit if you have the time.

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Bristol, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Visitor Centre was a humbling experience in understanding the impact of Eyjafjallajokull eruption and its impact on the local area.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

How can such beauty cause so much havoc worldwide, well it did but now its resting and looking rather spectacular with the farm below still in tack, just time to stop for a photo call

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This visitor Centre is an excellent place to view a 20 minute movie of how the family dealt with the eruption. We have visited the Centre twice and enjoyed it each time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as part of our tour in the area. Very reasonable to visit the centre at 850 kr, great and interesting film on the farm and their story. Lots of information around on the impact across the area

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an exhibition or more of a theater about the lives of the farmers around during the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Takes a half an hour and is a must visit.

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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very rarely do I list any attraction as a "must visit" but this small visitor center is a gem. There is a movie that tells the story of a farm family living at the foot of a volcano that erupted in April, 2010. This eruption not only affected them but a large portion of the world as airlines were grounded.... More 

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Beechgrove, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we were in Europe when the Eyjallajokull volcano erupted a few years ago and disrupted air traffic for more than a week, during which time we were trying to go back to North America, this was a must visit attraction for us. Located at the foot of this active volcano is a multigeneral farm that was in danger during... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by here as part of our organised tour around Iceland. The movie shown is very informative about the struggles of the community, and in particular the family who made the movie, during and post the eruption of 2010. Worth checking out on your way through.

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