Tickets for The Volcano House

Hey magma lovers: discover the explosive power of Iceland's natural phenomenon!

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Opening hours
Today:  09:00 - 22:00
Tomorrow:  09:00 - 22:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 22:00
Friday:  09:00 - 22:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 22:00
Sunday:  09:00 - 22:00
Monday:  09:00 - 22:00
  • Learn all about the incredible power of volcanos and discover the unique geology of Iceland in this fascinating visitor experience
  • Watch award-winning documentaries in the special cinema room, focusing on the notorious 1973 Westman Islands and 2010 Eyjafjallajökull blasts
  • Browse an extensive collection of lava, pumice, ash and semi-precious stones from eruptions all over the world – it's totally hands-on!

Reykjavik's Volcano House shows what life is like in one of the world's most active volcanic landscapes. See two award-winning films in the custom-built cinema, then check out the extensive collection of volcanic materials, including rock and ash samples from some of the most famous eruptions in history – it's a blast!

Volcanos are a part of daily life in Iceland. After all, there are more than 200 across the country, and eruptions take place as frequently as every 4-5 years.

The Volcano House explores the earth-shaking power of these natural behemoths and shows how cultures have adapted to live with them. In the cinema room, you can enjoy an hour of Emmy-winning documentaries, focusing on two of the most impactful eruptions the world has ever seen, 1973's Westman Islands surprise explosion, and 2010's ash-spewing Eyjafjallajökull, which grounded every flight in Europe.

Get hands-on with artifacts from historical eruptions, see and hold hardened lava, pumice, ash and precious stones, including some of the 'freshest' lava on the planet, taken from the 2015 Bárðarbunga blast.

The boutique gift shop even features souvenirs made from volcanic ingredients – lava-infused soap, anyone?

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What's included
Entrance to the Volcano House
Viewing of the Documentary Show
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
The Volcano House
Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavík, 101, Reykjavík
Ratings & reviews
3 Reviews

Jul 3, 2018
An absolute delight! It was a wonderful finale to a week of amazing Icelandic experiences. The movie show provided a wealth of information about the island's history of volcanic eruptions. All very educational and enlightening. I have brought home samples of volcanic output from three of the recent major incidents and will treasure these as mementos of a truly excellent vacation in beautiful Iceland. Takk fyrir!
Apr 29, 2018
Mycket intressant. Om man förväntar sej nått stort å fläskigt blir man besviken(vilket jag blev först)men filmerna som visades var extremt intressant och butiken(som även innehöll en liten utställning)höll väldigt bra priser för att vara en sådan butik och extremt bra för att vara Island. Kan tillägga att våra äldre barn på 10 och 12 fann det underhållande även dom.
Mar 20, 2018
The video was very interesting! I did think there would be more to the experience but I still enjoyed it! If you don’t mind sitting through a short film for an hour then I’d recommend the volcano house!

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