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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...more
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Gerdisbraut 10, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This museum was built around a house which was buried by volcano ash. You getting a guided walking tour when you pay your fee to enter the museum. While small the museum was still worth a stop. We basically had the place to ourselves. He...More

3  Thank CGin23
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 August 2014

This museum is small. At the door, they give you a recorded guide device, which takes you around the building. Most of the stuff in the museum are photos and text. The museum hosts one semi-burried house. For the cost (4900 isk for a family),...More

2  Thank sun20
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This gorgeous island experienced a volcano in 1973. Thanks to a lot of good luck and very hard work by the residents, no one died from The occurance and the Community rebuilt itself. It’s a great story and well-told.

1  Thank Phyllis B
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent monument of the 1973 eruption on Heimaey. Technically well organized, with the black ash, and roaring volcano sound in the background, which gave us goosebumps.

1  Thank Davíð G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our afternoon in this interesting, interactive museum. We would definitely visit this museum again.

1  Thank sdakota2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's unbelievable to see the destruction of the volcano. Fascinating museum. Thankful noone lost their life. Worth the trip!

1  Thank HarrisClan_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum tells the story of the 1973 Eldfell volcanic eruption that destroyed much of the town of Vestmannaeyjar, covering it in ash. The story is told chronologically with films, audio tracks and exhibits, and you should take your time to immerse yourself in the...More

1  Thank TonySwiss
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

If you’re visiting Heimaey then you shouldn’t miss this museum, documenting the volcanic eruption in 1973, the subsequent evacuation of the island and the clean-up afterwards. The excavated house is really fascinating, and the documentary with interviews of those who lost their homes is very...More

1  Thank Cez79
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The museum very well designed and maximizes the visitors experience and feeling for the 1973 eruption on Heimaey. You can see the eruption and hear the sound of it. You can see a house that was buried underneath the ash but has been excavated. There...More

1  Thank Global799541
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

After hiking Eldfell in the morning we walked down the hill and took in this museum. It is built on an actual site of a home destroyed when Eldfell erupted in 1973. This museum is extremely informative and I do recommend it.

1  Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Someone definitely put a lot of time and love into this museum! Fully immersive and entertaining, much more interesting and better value than the Lava museum on the mainland (you get a three for one ticket to this, the aquarium, and the folk museum for...More

1  Thank Maggie C
Reviewed 19 September 2018

This interactive, and very visual, exhibition tells this story in a way that makes it interesting and easy to understand.

1  Thank Einar Ó
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