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LAVA - Iceland Volcano and Earthquake Centre is an interactive experience that will reveal the epic forces of nature that shape our planet and created Iceland. You will literally feel the power beneath our feet and experience our biggest earthquake. You will feel small, you can touch, you can feel and you will see the "fiery heart" of Iceland.
Some of the experiences are not for the faint of heart. LAVA is a must-see. It’s a destination where you can learn, feel and taste. It's located in the town Hvolsvöllur in the heart of South Iceland and “within an arm’s reach” of many of the country's top tourist destinations.
LAVA is located by the foothills of our greatest volcanos on Iceland's Ring Road. LAVA will provide you with varied scenes and hands-on learning experiences, as well as a great 360˚ viewing platform that overlooks the great volcanos of Eyjafjallajökull, Katla and Hekla along with the beautiful Westman Islands off the south coast.
LAVA will be the HUB for daytrips and tours in South Iceland and a Tourist Information Center for the region. LAVA will include a souvenir shop, restaurant and a cozy coffeehouse.
Tours to Lava Centre
South Coast: Glacier Hike, LAVA Centre, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $165
Duration: 12 hours
Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and Diamond Beach Day Trip from Reykjavik BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $152
Duration: 14 hours
Lava Centre Interactive Volcano and Earthquake Exhibition BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $24
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Lava Centre reviews
We had some time this day and so stopped here, even though it did seem a bit touristy. Still though, we found it informative. The interactive displays were a bit cheesy, but also added some fun to... more »
The lava centre offers an excellent overview of volcanic activities in Iceland. It is brand new and the exhibits are comprehensive. The movie is quite impressive. A must-go place. more »
Very interactive, modern museum. Not only simple knowledge, but really simply delivered. I study geology, and I wasn't bored there, that means something ;) The possibility to feel earthquake, visualization of Iceland creation... that was something! Highly recommend!
Unexpected stop that was a great addition. Good film to start, then an interactive center to learn about volcanoes and earthquakes. Finally, an observation deck. Restaurant was also quite good with a selection of veg and meat items. Recommend
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