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Volcano House

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Address: Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 555 1900
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Lots of interesting information and good coffee

Worth a visit to take in the information on display and also a nice place to have a coffee before or after.

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Ewan M
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We wandered in to see the film and enjoyed seeing and touching the volcanic rocks. We watched both films, the photography was great but the voice put us to sleep, maybe because it was so late in the day. It may be worth the cost if you have the time.

Thank SusanBW
Matawan, New Jersey
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

If you want to experience a volcano without actually being present for an eruption, watch the movie offered by Volcano House.

Thank scole10
The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

To understand more of the day-by-day growth of Iceland, lying on the North Atlantic Ridge and of volcanism as a whole. Good exposition of volcanic material and great documentaries of two volcanic eruptions. Worth while!

Thank Jan5932016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Worth a visit to take in the information on display and also a nice place to have a coffee before or after.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Enjoyable way to spend ~1 hour. Many exhibits & very friendly staff. Did not have the opportunity to watch the 2 movies but will return.

Thank Yules1968
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Go to touch the rocks but don’t stay to watch the film. Ticket prices a bit much for the documentaries and you could go down to the harbour to the cheaper little cinema by Café Haiti. The rock exhibits are great and you can handle them and photograph them how you wish. Great postcards if you are into vulcanology. Didn’t... More 

Thank macscooth
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We went here before our cruise as we were going to visit some of the volcano sites in Iceland. It was a great place with hands on displays and the two documentaries exposed the powerful nature ofvolcanoes and the damage they could cause. It also showed how resilient the people of Iceland are and how they got to work to... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Two films about volcano eruptions were very poignant as well as informative. They brought out the devastation of these natural disasters. The kitchen noises and conversations from attached restaurant were a bit distracting. Tickets were costly.

Thank dduck245
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We stopped in one evening when we were considering dinner at the Icelandic Fish and Chips Restaurant, with which this store shares an entrance. We saw two documentary films, one of the Westman Island eruption and one about the effects of the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. We had been walking about Reykjavík for hours and it was good to sit down.... More 

Thank Marguerite a
Kennebunk, Maine
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

To see the destructive force of nature is awe inspiring, but what the people of Iceland are in constant threat is something else. Great exhibit.

Thank RobOlson

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