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The exhibition Quake 2008

Sunnumoerk 2, Hveragerdi 810, Iceland
+354 483 4601
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It's amazing to see what the quake in 2008 did to the kitchens, Also you should not miss the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JonaMagnea
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Mosfellsbaer, Iceland
Very cool exhibit.

Stopped for some groceries and decided to take a little stroll here. Its informative to see how the... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
RaceRider
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Regina, Canada
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Sunnumoerk 2, Hveragerdi 810, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's amazing to see what the quake in 2008 did to the kitchens, Also you should not miss the opportunity to try out the earthquake similator :)

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Stopped for some groceries and decided to take a little stroll here. Its informative to see how the earthquake moved, feel it, and watch the videos. Also very neat to see the display of the kitchen. Reading on how it was so close to town...More

Thank RaceRider
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for and you will see it all within 10 mins if needed. The earthquake experience lasts 30 seconds and is like being in a washing machine in the pitch black. There are lots of wall displays which if you make the effort to...More

Thank Zapstar67
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Ended up at this small exhibition by chance. It is very small but interesting and the "Gap" from North America to Europe was super cool.

Thank Nadine L
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

The attraction is twofold: there is a small simulation of an earthquake in the visitor centre, which you can experience for a small fee (in Icelandic terms). The other is the vault between Europe and America.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

We enjoyed standing across a representation of the fissure that separates the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

Thank rnathan
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

It is a real small exhibition of an earthquake 9 years ago. You have seen it in 5 minutes. Interesting is the video shown what happens when an earthquake hits a town.

Thank Rnaat_S
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Hveragerdi is a great town - drive up to the parking lot where the hike to the Reykjadalur Hot Springs begins (and do it!), see the numerous greenhouses, eat in a nice little traditional restaurant, etc. etc. However, this 'very famous' attraction of Hveragerdi is...More

Thank Vladimir1998
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This exhibit was an interesting way to experience what the people of Iceland felt in 2008. The room was pitch black and shook back and forth.

Thank Christine F
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

There was a big earthquake in the south of Iceland on May 29th 2008. The magnitude was 6,3 on the Richter scale. Many houses got destroyed and a lot of houses very very badly damaged. Housheold things got broken and scattered around. It was really...More

Thank Harpa56
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Hadarmt
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Response from podrozniczka60 | Reviewed this property |
I can only confirm the above advice by Michael K. It sounds right. We visited in February.
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