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The exhibition Quake 2008

Sunnumoerk 2, Hveragerdi 810, Iceland
+354 483 4601
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Good to see if you're passing through town

If you're in town, it's worth seeing this -- it's a small, simple exhibit about the earthquake that... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Laura C
You can both tectonic plates here

It is interesting to see the European and American plates, and the story boards on the local... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
nilintentum_reliquit
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Sunnumoerk 2, Hveragerdi 810, Iceland
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+354 483 4601
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're in town, it's worth seeing this -- it's a small, simple exhibit about the earthquake that happened ten years ago, with peoples' experiences and some footage and some art made from rubble. There's a crack between the tectonic plates that you can stand...More

Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is interesting to see the European and American plates, and the story boards on the local experience of 2008 quake are well laid out and easy to follow. A good place for a brief stop enroute to the Golden Circle or further south. Excellent...More

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are videos and posters that show the impact of the 2008 quake, and local passers-by attest to the damage. As the strip mall was being built, they discovered the chasm underneath, so it is now visible through the glass floor. This is right next...More

Thank Merrill M
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We were going through the exhibition when visiting the Shopping center. The exhibition is very informative and explains well the earthquake, illustrating it with many stories from the local people.

Thank Kleopetra
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

This was the first stop on our Your Day Tours Golden Circle Tour. Superb exhibit depicting the damage done during the 2008 earthquake in Iceland. It's located in Hveragerdi, also known as Tomato Town, as it produces, year-round, all sorts of fresh vegetables for Iceland,...More

Thank Ronald D
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

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 :)

Thank JonaMagnea
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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.

Thank stevenNijhuis
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Hadarmt
28 July 2016|
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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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