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Volcano Museum

Adalgata 6, Stykkisholmur 340, Iceland
+354 433 8154
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Quirky, educational, great rocks and art!

First of all, note this is a museum *about* volcanoes as expressed through art and hands-on rock... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jameskul
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Toronto, Canada
Very educational

We bought a multi-site pass to the Volcano Museum and the Water Library. Both were very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
schellhoya
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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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A unique exhibition of international art and objects related to volcanic eruptions and their impact. Let's learn from past, to see what Volcanoes are capable off. To see how different cultures all around the world could understand and behold on the scary beauty of the Volcanoes. Let's find the connection between art and science.
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  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Adalgata 6, Stykkisholmur 340, Iceland
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+354 433 8154
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Reviewed yesterday

First of all, note this is a museum *about* volcanoes as expressed through art and hands-on rock samples. There is no active volcano here or anything like that. I found it very interesting, especially the rock samples. Most of the art wasn't o my taste,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought a multi-site pass to the Volcano Museum and the Water Library. Both were very interesting.

Thank schellhoya
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Small museum, but very good exhibits and artwork. Attendant also helped us with areas to explore on the peninsula.

Thank MargaritaDoug
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

One man created this museum : a famous volcanologist. Great collection of volcano art and rocks. A curator gives a nice lecture on the collection. A must see in iceland. I was with a tour group.

Thank Traveler T
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Very interesting reference resource for the volcanic history of Iceland and other locations. The staff person was very knowledgable and engaging and went out of his way to augment the experience. The location in an old theatre is quite quaint. Loved the Island At The...More

Thank Jodi H
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

If you are in town and the weather is not favorable then check out this museum. You will learn a lot about Volcanos in Iceland and the rest of the world.

Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Of course a volcano museum in Iceland, but this covered volcanoes all over the world! Great photos, descriptions and artifacts.

Thank gmputter
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

I stumbled upon this museum while walking around the harbor area. The one hour documentary was very informative and talks about 2 volcano eruptions: one that erupted in 1973, and its effect on the towns people, and the infamous eruption in 2010 that disrupted air...More

Thank happytraveler018
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Small museum worth a quick stop. The woman at the desk was a geology grad student who knew the professor whose art collection was on display. She gave some great back ground on him and even told us a bit about the geology in areas...More

Thank cassreyk
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Very friendly and extremely helpful staff person made our visit to the volcano museum a real stand out of our visit to Iceland. I'd highly recommend coming to this museum early in your visit to Iceland so you have a better understanding of the beautiful...More

Thank AFoodFreaker
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Dana O
30 June 2018|
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Response from Traveler T | Reviewed this property |
I was with a group so I am not sure if there was an admission.
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elharbach
12 August 2017|
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Response from Haraldur S | Property representative |
Hello, unfortunately we don't run geological tours anymore. Sorry about that.
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