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Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre - CLOSED

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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...more
Thorvaldseyri, Hvolsvollur 861, Iceland
+354 487 5757
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

The volcano could be seen from the road but the top third was hidden by clouds. The visitor center was closed but the signs outside gave a brief history which was interesting.

Thank di v
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great to see the volcano that caused all the disruption. Beautiful setting and you can see it for miles around.

Thank 999Vic
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Surprisingly stoked that I came here! I loved it. If you can afford one stop on the way around, it's this one. Learn about the eruption and its effects through the personal journey of the family, only to be served by them on the way...More

4  Thank Atwa_au
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Not all that much to see or do here. Mainly just a place to view the history of the volcano and it's eruption.

2  Thank Terence G
Reviewed 8 March 2018

to get a real feel for the devastation a volcano causes when it erupts you need to visit this site. A video explains what volcanos are in the area & the threat they pose. The attraction has some interactive stations that give you the chance...More

1  Thank nmaidwell123
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Who can forget the chaos caused by the volcano "that I shall fail to pronounce even though our guide made it so 'easy' to remember" in 2010. A worthwhile stop to watch the film of the eruption and the damage it caused and especially to...More

Thank EdK59
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

The family has recorded a video which depicts the last eruption, the aftermath and their personal/ community determination to go on. Afterwards the wife was available to answer any questions. Well done! It was heart warming to learn their story. Definitely worth a visit!!!

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This stop is well worth it! Be sure to watch the 20minute ish movie that features a local farming family whose lives were linked to the eruption in 2010of the volcano behind their farm. The story and photos are spell binding. You can also see...More

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Watch the shortish (20 minutes or so) video that features a local farming family whose lives are inextricably linked to this volcano as their farm sits literally at the bottom of the mountain.

Thank DominicDeBurca
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Given that this place is just up the road from Skogafoss, which is one of the main tourist attractions, you'll almost certainly drive right past it at some point. And it's well worth popping in. It's only a tiny place and their main attraction is...More

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