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Iceland is one of very most volcanically active places on earth, with 200 volcanoes divided into 30 volcanic systems, and an eruption every 4-5 years. The Volcano House the place to learn about the geology of Iceland, with a mineral exhibition and hourly Volcano Cinema.

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The Documentary Show

The Volcano House shows two documentaries in English from 10am to 9pm, every hour on the hour. They focus on some of the most famous eruptions of Iceland, as well as talking about the causes and effects of Icelandic volcanology in general. The two features are screened together: an Emmy-nominated film about the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull which halted air traffic all across Europe, and one about the 1973 eruption in the Westman Island which covered half the town in lava. Different languages available by pre-arrangement, at 9am every day.Buy a Ticket
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The Exhibition

The Volcano House offers a FREE “hands on” geology exhibition featuring many different mineral samples, lava, pumice and ash from famous eruptions, and semi-precious stones, with a wealth of information to be learned from them. You can hold lava from the 2014 eruption of Bárðabunga (it’s not hot anymore) and pick up ash from the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. This gives you great insight into the geology of Iceland while surrounded by dramatic photographs of different eruptions.
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The movie is very interesting….we learned a lot about the volcano activity in iceland. There are displays of the different lavas, rock and ash
Cara K, Milton, Canada
The films shown give a feel more to the people as well as the volcanic view point. With one member of the staff giving his memories to us.
ChrisPenno, Liverpool, United Kingdom
What a fantastuc way to keep out of the rain. The films were very informative, some of the footage was incredible, it gives you even more respect for the people that live under the constant threat of eruption.
Tessa035, London, United Kingdom

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The Boutique

Trinkets and treasures with a volcanic theme

Take home a piece of Iceland! The Volcano House Boutique offers a wide selection of volcano-themed items including mineral samples, lava jewellery, volcano salt books and other souvenirs. We have lava rocks, pumice, and bottles of ash from Eyjafjallajökull, Hekla and Vestmannaeyjar. We have soap that uses volcanic ash as one of the main ingredients. And we have many different kinds of jewelry, that use lava and minerals in many different ways.

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