Lava Centre Interactive Volcano and Earthquake Exhibition

At the high-tech interactive Lava Centre exhibition you will learn about the birth and growth of Iceland as one of the world’s largest volcanic islands. It has risen during millions of years from the submarine North Atlantic Ridge, through countless volcanic eruptions. They occur as a large mantle plume locally adds molten rock to the magma up-flow beneath the rifting segments that line this ridge. The spreading along the ridge results in the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates moving apart 20 kilometres every million years, a finger nail a year.
Interact with the volcanoes and feel the trembling of the earthquakes.
A fantastic movie displaying the latest eruptions in Iceland and a beautiful observation deck round up a visit not to miss.

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1 to 2 hours


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  • What's included :
    • You have a choice of the Exhibition and the Cinema combined
    • Exhibition only
    • Cinema only
    • The reception area contains information on Iceland’s geology
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Lava Centre, Austurvegi 12-14, Hvolsvollur 860 Iceland

    At LAVA Centre is a high-tech, interactive volcano and earthquake exhibition. It is the most awarded exhibition in Iceland. It tells the story of Iceland and explains why it is so active. It goes into details on the different volcanoes and types of volcanoes. A replica of the hot spot under Iceland (Magma plume) and a earthquake simulator will make your hair to rise. A movie about all the most recent eruption and a beautiful observation deck round up an experience not to be missed. LAVA Centre is right at the main road going east from Reykjavík and is the gateway to the South Coast and the Katla Geoopark.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    1: Hvolsvöllur, Iceland
    2: Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Capital Region
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Lava Iceland Volcano and Earthquake Centre

Activity ID: V-50550P1

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