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Volcano House

Closes in 25 min: 09:00 - 22:00
Open today: 09:00 - 22:00
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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...more
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Main part of this is 2 videos on volcanoes - extremely informative - I certainly learnt a lot about volcanoes. Seeing some of the pictures taken during recent eruptions was great - the power of nature is awesome. Once you've finished on the videos there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 748ruthr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting visit, staff very helpful, friendly and informative, especially Kate. You learn a lot about the Volcanic activity and Geology of Iceland, without being put under any pressure to buy anything.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So worth a quick stop if you have any interest in volcanos or just want to run your fingers through some ash from different eruptions. This small museum near the Old Harbour is free and the people who work there are knowledgable and kind. Photos...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bethany A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was good and interesting to learn more about volcanoes however it’s the same as watching a documentary on volcanoes really. It’s literally a fish and chip cafe a small gift shop and a theatre room. It’s good to kill some time but probably wouldn’t...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wander17776131940
downtown_Reykjavik, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hæ, Thank you for your review, we are indeed a small volcanic/geological exhibit with an auditorium showing two documentaries. The exhibit is meant to be family-friendly and educational. The very nice fish and chips restaurant located in the same building is a seperate business but...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did not stay for the documentaries so it was a quick visit. It is a privately run organization with no government financing so smaller than I'd been hoping for. Staff was friendly & helpful. They encourage handling the exhibits so it would be a...More

Thank theOnlyNate
downtown_Reykjavik, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hæ, I agree we are a good place to bring children. The staff are always willing to explain the exhibits and of course they can touch the rocks, ash etc We are very glad that you found the staff helpful and friendly. Hopefully next time...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re interested in Iceland’s volcanic activity this is a worthwhile stop. Two, half hour films about most recent activity, impact and how this hardy population get back to normal. Nice little cinema- welcome respite from the weather. Most surprising thing was learning there’d been...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KatrinaN711
downtown_Reykjavik, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Katarina, Thank you for your kind words and I am glad you found our exhibit and documentaries of interest. Trust you had an enjoyable visit to Iceland. Regards, Volcano House

Reviewed 9 November 2018

I visited Iceland, Reykjavik and the volcano house first time last week, and the service we received was superb. The gentleman was very friendly, noticed everyone coming in/out, was helpfull with information required.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SnowyOwly
downtown_Reykjavik, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hæ, Thank you very much for your generous review. It is all about the experience and we believe our staff are a vital part of that. We have a small exhibit with our auditorium showing the two documentaries but the knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff really...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018

It was a short film on the destruction of Westmann island volcano of 1973. I had expected more including the more rent eruptions of 2010More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank celovett
downtown_Reykjavik, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hæ, Is it perhaps possible that you only watched one of the two documentaries we have? One is about the 1973 eruption on the Westmann Islands and the second exactly the one you were asking for in your review, the 2010 eruption Eyjafjallajokull. :) Both...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We went to watch this in the evening when it was cold outside and we were the only ones in there which was a shame really because it was a good show. Obviously we loved having the theatre to ourselves and the pick of seats!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ja553
downtown_Reykjavik, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hæ, We love our seniors and all our guests! :) Please do ask for a senior discount if you find yourself in the 65 and + age range. I am very glad you enjoyed the documentaries, it is either a perfect intro to Iceland or...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018

These documentaries gave great information to begin to understand the country and the constant threat of volcanic activity.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pam S
downtown_Reykjavik, Manager at Volcano House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Pam, I think your review is extremely appropriate. I trust you are happy when I inform you that I have quoted you on our new brochure for the winter! :) We are aiming to be educational and informative but will never have vibrating seats!...More

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beachski1982
7 October 2018|
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Response from Volcano H | Property representative |
Hi hi. You can buy the tickets at the door :-)
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RedSwallow
17 January 2018|
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Response from Volcano H | Property representative |
Adult price is 1790 isk. Senior price is 1400 isk. Teen price is 1000 isk. and children under 10 don't have to pay :-)
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Gribit
13 August 2017|
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Response from Catherinemiller | Reviewed this property |
It was less than the adult ticket but I don't recall amount. Interesting fact seniors get into the settlement museum free!
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