Volcano Show & Geological Exhibition

Volcano Show & Geological Exhibition
An eruption in Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano on the South Coast halted all air traffic in Europe for a few days in 2010.
The show will take place in a small but comfortable viewing room.
Icelandic Volcanoes are highly monitored by scientists.
Following the 2010 eruption in Eyjafjallajökull volcano, a long fissure opened up in Fimmvörðuháls in the Highlands.
Iceland is called the land of ice and fire due to its many glaciers and occasional volcanic eruptions.
Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano on Iceland's South Coast erupted last in 2010.

Come and learn about the captivating nature of Iceland's mighty volcanoes and the country's unique geological structure. Those fascinated by the powers underneath the Earth's crust, should not let this show pass them by. 

The free exhibition features a highly regarded mineral collection and a display area of the most iconic eruptions in recent history, creating a setting which is equally aesthetic as it is informative.

The star attraction is the exclusive volcano show where Icelandic landscape, powerful eruptions and impressive cinematography come together. Witness lightning infused footage of eruptions, and reflect on the devastating effect they can have on both this little community and the world.

The show features two films about volcanoes in Iceland, showing two of the country's most famous eruptions, Eyjafjallajökull and Westman Island eruptions. Riveting images allow you travel back in time to witness the destruction caused by these natural disasters.

You'll see breathtaking aerial views and footage of the 2010 eruption in Eyjafjallajökull glacier. An ash cloud from the eruption led to the closure of most of the European traffic for a few days, causing millions to be stranded worldwide.

You will also see footage from 1973 when a volcano erupted without warning at midnight in a tiny settlement of the Westman Islands. The film features shots of the evacuation of the town's 5,000 people to the mainland, as the brave rescue workers tried to salvage the town before it went up in smoke.

The show is conveniently located in downtown Reykjavík by the charming Old Harbour. Luckily, there is a large variety of other museums nearby, making it a perfect stop for those interested in a slice of Icelandic culture.

Find out everything about eruptions, volcanoes, tectonic shifts, and the unique Icelandic nature. Book now for tickets to this explosive show. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jul. - Dec.
  • Duration: 53 minutes
  • Activities: Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, German, Icelandic, French
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Capital Region
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : Flexible.

Volcano house
Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure. If you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • Admission to the Volcano Show for the selected day

  • Admission to the Geological Exhibition

Good to know:

Showtimes are every hour, on the hour, from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM. The ticket serves as an open voucher so feel free to arrive at your convenience.

Special language screenings are available on request in French, German or Icelandic at 9 AM any day.


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