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Volcano House

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Address: Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 555 1900
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09:00 - 22:00
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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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Small but very interesting with a film show

The film show explains Iceland most destructive volcanoes and there effects on Europe and further afield. There is a small museum where you can see and touch volcanic ash and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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congleton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The film show explains Iceland most destructive volcanoes and there effects on Europe and further afield. There is a small museum where you can see and touch volcanic ash and different rocks found in volcanoes. You are encourged to touch things!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting this house gives you an idea of how Iceland lives with the intense volcano activity underground. A small museum, with volcanic minerals, and 2 films to explain 2 major eruptions on the island.

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Volcano H, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this review

Hi YOBZH Thank you for the kind review! We really appreciate it :) Have a great time in Iceland! All the best, Daan More 

Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The panoramic photos and the exhibition of volcanic rocks were interesting. It is kind of them to put these display up for free. The only thing you will be paying for is the "movie" tickets. The "movie theater" is a small room, humid, and warm, with uncomfortable chairs. The "movie" is a bad quality documentary series. The plus point is... More 

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Volcano H, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this review

Hi Dude1sg Thank you for the review and we appreciate all feedback. It is great that you enjoyed the free exhibition and I regret the show did not live up to your expectations. Although I must say I find it very harsh to generalize our show as a bad quality series. The first documentary is about the story of the... More 

ulster county, ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I found the documentaries quite fascinating and am glad I saw them before we headed out from Reykjavik to explore Southern Iceland earlier this month. We stayed near Eyjafjallajokull a couple of nights and it was great to know what had happened there. The documentary focused on the Westman Islands had some amazing footage from the eruption on the island.... More 

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Volcano H, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this review

Hi Janet Thank you for the review! We really appreciate it! I like to say the Volcano Show is the perfect introduction to Iceland before travelling into the countryside. All our majestic landscape has been shaped by these phenomena but we cannot forget that the locals have to live in close proximity to Volcanoes. Hope you have a great time... More 

evesham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting museum even thou it is small, gave us a insight to the many volcanoes in Iceland, the guy working there went into a lot of detail on certain volcanoes, as it was torrential rain outside we decided to watch the films, good to do on a very wet day

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well what a rip off. Paid 2000 krona for a 50 minute documentary in their 'cinema'. The quality of the film was very poor. Looked like it was filmed in the 80's. Save your money and watch better documentaries on YouTube.

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Volcano H, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this review

Hi Anonymous I find it very strange that Tripadvisor allows anonymous reviews as it is difficult to know the integrity of the review and who it comes from. You are right though, the first documentary was actually filmed earlier than the 80's as the eruption happened in 1973. Of course there is no recent footage on this eruption and we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Volcano House, and saw their movie about Icelandic Volcano eruptions. Great experience for all. Gave good insights.

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East Meadow, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This small, hands on museum is perfect for people with an interest in geology and development of the land of Iceland. There are samples of types of rocks, sand and lava that you can touch. There is a movie in English about the power of the volcanic eruptions. The movie is also a testament to the resilience of the Icelandic... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly staff. Two very interesting documentary which run for 55mins starting on the hour. The small gift store also has many different types of rocks to look at.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is next door to a great cafe that sells the best cod and chips. The museum is a good option to visit before or after your meal. Good information and unique gifts to purchase. Free to look around.

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