Fascinating 1-Hour Lava Centre Exhibition and Cinema Tour in Hvolsvollur

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LAVA Centre, Austurvegur, Hvolsvöllur, Iceland
1 hour
English, Icelandic
All year
Minimum age
12 years old


Gain fascinating insights about volcanoes in Iceland by signing up for this one-hour Lava Centre exhibition and cinema tour in Hvolsvollur, South Iceland. Those eager to learn about the birth and growth of Iceland as a volcanic island inside a state-of-the-art facility should book this tour now.

Your tour starts and finishes at the Lava Centre museum in Hvolsvollur town. Located on the Ring Road route, it's a convenient stopover between exploring the gems of the South Coast.

With several international awards under its belt, the Lava Centre is sure to impress. It received Red Dot Awards in user design and interface design plus gold awards by the Art Directors Club of Europe.

At this modern museum, you'll learn about the birth and growth of Iceland as one of the world's largest volcanic islands. Iceland has more than 30 volcanic systems comprising about 130 volcanoes. Between 30 and 40 of these are active, and Iceland has a volcanic eruption around once every five years.

This activity is caused because Iceland sits between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates on the Mid Atlantic Rift. 

On this educational tour, visitors get the complete experience with an interactive volcano exhibition and a cinema show. Since 2017, the Lava Centre has been sharing well-presented current information about volcanic eruptions in Iceland that will engage all your senses.

Wander through the high-tech exhibition halls and get hands-on with the interactive displays. You will gain insights into how fast volcanic ash clouds can travel, how hot lava can get, and how high it explodes into the air. The exhibition showcases Iceland's volcanic eruptions in chronological order and highlights their explosiveness.

You'll even be able to feel the ground moving beneath your feet with a simulation of tectonic plate movement. When you sit back for the movie show, your senses continue to come alive as you enjoy an impressive audio and visual experience.

Choose a seat or lie down on a large, comfortable bean bag on the floor.

Don't miss the rooftop platform, which boasts views of the Katla and Hekla volcanoes. And stay a little longer if you can, to enjoy the coffee shop, restaurant, and souvenir store. The reception area also has information about Iceland's geology.

Don't miss this informative one-hour tour to learn about Iceland's volcanoes through exhibitions, interactive displays, and an impressive cinema show at the Lava Centre. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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