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Volcano House

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Address: Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 555 1900
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09:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Good little attraction that is really hands on. You get to touch the exhibits and get a really good understanding of the various weights of the rocks. The exhibit is free, you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alistair B
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This exhibition is free and is attached to the fish and chip shop opposite the harbour. Go into the fish and chip shop to get to the volcano house exhibition. Loads of volcanic rock and other rocks on display with plenty of dramatic pictures and text. Eyjafjallajokull volcanic dust on sale here. There is a documentary on show here on... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant next door was the best part of the Volcano House. We had a great lunch before we watched the movies. The movies are visually interesting and informative, but the narration is dull and can lull you to sleep if you are not careful.

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Thank 552elainel
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short visit - this is basically a small cinema with documentary about iceland's history with volcanic activity. Very educational. Appeared to be a restaurant at the front but we didnt use it. Small gift shop. Maximum 2 hour visit.

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Thank AASCC
Keighley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Viewed some amazing films that show the reality of living near volcanoes. Hands on geology exhibits whic was very interesting for both tourists and also geology buffs from 7 plus. Toilet and a good cafe/restaurant next door.

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Thank dsjmj5
Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's free to see the minerales and explanations of the volcano minerals. It only takes 30 minutes, there's a film of 45 min you can watch paying a fee, with the city card you got 10% discount.

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Thank Emma C
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad we went and saw the presentation of Volcano's! Easy to walk to from the downtown area. They have display of lava rocks and lots of reading materials available too!

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Thank glennjam
USA
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits & the film was quite nice & informative. Seemed a lil overpriced admission for what we were able to enjoy.

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Thank ShivUSA
Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good little attraction that is really hands on. You get to touch the exhibits and get a really good understanding of the various weights of the rocks. The exhibit is free, you pay for the film which is about 55 minutes and really interesting to see the impact of a volcanic eruption on a local community and how it re-established... More 

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Thank Alistair B
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum/shop is situated next to a popular fish restraunt in the centre of town. Fairly limited but interesting and worth a visit.

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Thank pdw1307
Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't sure what this was when we walked by, but on a rainy day, we went in. For a small fee, you get to see 2 fantastic movies about Volcano eruptions on the Island in 1973 and 2010. We loved them both. Takes about an hour.

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