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Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre

Thorvaldseyri, Hvolsvollur 861, Iceland
+354 487 5757
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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 shoulders. A short film (20 min) portrays the spectacular natural event, and the hectic times and incredible challenges met by the family farm of Thorvaldseyri.
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Thorvaldseyri, Hvolsvollur 861, Iceland
+354 487 5757
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This farmer family was heavily impacted by the eruption in 2010 and have gone through some difficult years to get their farm and their lives back to normal. I do appreciate how they have identified and seized the touristic opportunities that came with the recent...More

Thank VillefrancheVLB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We passed the centre on our way to Vik and stopped for a quick visit. Bit expensive but nice exhibition about the 2010 eruption. Especially the story about the nearby farmers was interesting to hear. We can now also (almost) pronounce the name of the...More

Thank durym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped on our way to Vik but it looked like the entire presentation was a rather long video and it was fairly expensive (what isn't in Iceland?), so we pressed onward.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stop at the Eyjafjallajokull Visitors Center offers a opportunity to see a short 20 minute film about the latest eruption and to take an excursion onto the vulcano. Our time was such we only were able to watch the film which provided an insight...More

Thank Rick T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The is stop has a movie about a family that survived the 2010 eruption. It is about 15 minutes long and is worth your time. The gift shop is also full of things and they are less expensive than other places in Iceland.

Thank jim_mcdonald
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small centre exhibits a professionally made film about how the volcano affected the family farm on which it is situated. It adds a welcome personal dimension to the non-stop geography seminar that is a visit to Iceland.

Thank Spadina2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were satisfied to just pull the car over and go and have a quick peep and 'imagine' the experience ...

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The movie is for the bus load of Tourist to learn about the 2010 incident. We looked at the over priced gift items, used the bathroom, paid $2 for a post card and then took some pictures from the parking lot across the street to...More

Thank TomRIUSA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The volcano was interesting news and a local is cashing in on the story. Nothing to see except a beautiful vista but interesting enough to stop and see a short film and a small visitor centre.

Thank World_Traveller084
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

A nice little center dedicated to educating people about the volcano and its affect on the country and the world in 2010.

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9 September 2016|
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Response from DeborahL428 | Reviewed this property |
Linda P
10 April 2016|
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Response from CDepkin | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The volcano is right there. It is not active right now. There are hiking trips that you can take with a guide and they have info at the visitor center about how to arrange them.
Mary S
3 November 2015|
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Response from IngaJulia | Property representative |
Dear all, The exhibition is open 11-16 in November, but closed in December and January. Opens again in February.