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Eldheimar

Gerdisbraut 10, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland
+354 488 2700
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School trip with 12 years old

Highly recommend, audio tour works really good and the museum is one of a kind. It explains very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fjóla S
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A step in the past...to learn the history of the island

The museum was a great choice to show our kids what a vulcanic eruption really means. It’s built... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
majolika_be
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belgium
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The exhibition focuses on the 1973 volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar, without a doubt one of Iceland's biggest natural disaster. Visitors get a glimpse into peoples lives on Heimaey before the eruption that would change their lives forever. The people of Heimaey had to leave their homes in the middle of the night and evacuate the island, many of them never saw their homes or any of their belongings ever again.
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Gerdisbraut 10, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend, audio tour works really good and the museum is one of a kind. It explains very accurate how the volcano eruption affected the area and inhabitants. Spectacular information about both Vestmannislands and Surtseys volcanic eruptions. Must see if you are going to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was a great choice to show our kids what a vulcanic eruption really means. It’s built around a house with was covered completely in 1973 and brought back to surface 40y later! The museum is free for under 14.... The audioguides are clear...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Neat exhibits and I enjoyed the Bluetooth walking tour (included with admission). The timing is a little messed up if you walk around too much and the Bluetooth gets confused. The building is built around one of the destroyed houses from the eruption. Pretty neat....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice exhibition and story about what happened when back in 1973 the eruption occurred. Tough time and decisions for all inhabitants of the island. Impressive!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

A thorough and sometimes harrowing account of the volcanic eruption that destroyed half the town in 1973. The central feature is a real house that was abandoned and has been prised from the lava

Thank Rachel_Hornbeam
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We agree, this would be a great place to come at the beginning of your visit. You must see the movie which puts the events into perspective as well as the preserved house.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Wonderful trip. Would recommend. quiet time of year in the Islands. Just make sure you plan ahead. Most everything is closed New Year's Eve.

Thank Cheryl B
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

This museum is really one of a kind. It is built around an excavated house that was buried in pumice during the last volcanic outbreak. I recommend to come here first because you can learn everything about the island and everything will make much more...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Our Natural History Bus tour of Heimaey ended with a self-guided visit with headsets at the Eldheimar Museum in town. A definite nice place to end a day trip on the island as it culminates the visit with visuals of the eruption that happened. Eldheimar...More

Thank karenpammy2016
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

A regular visit will take around an hour, and it gives a very impressive insight into the volcanic eruption in the '70s on the island. It has supplies an audio tour. The main attraction is the dug up house that had been buried by the...More

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