Skip the Line: Icelandic Lava Show Ticket

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From $46.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get close to red-hot molten lava by going to an Icelandic Lava Show. It’s a safe and fun experience, as safety goggles are provided, and an experienced professional will teach you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about lava. Enjoy the thrill of being able to touch cooling lava and hear it sizzle. All your burning questions will be answered, as this experience includes an interactive Q&A session at the end of the show.
  • Guarantee entry to the Icelandic Lava Show by pre-booking a ticket
  • Rare opportunity to see molten lava in close proximity
  • Educational experience—Q&A session included at the end of the show
  • Get the chance to touch cooling lava during the show

What's Included

  • Security Googles
  • The chance to touch cooling lava that was molten seconds before
  • Q&A session at the end of the show where the staff will answer all your questions

    Meeting And Pickup

    Departure Point

    • Lava Show, Vikurbraut 5, Vik 870 Iceland

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Not to be missed
    Mary_D, Feb 2023
    Attended this with my husband and 4 kids In Reykjavik. What an amazing show. I can’t imagine ever being able to have this experience elsewhere. You are up close and face to face with lava and the guide is so informative. What an experience!
    Well worth a visit.
    Nik_C, Feb 2023
    Great show, very informative, really well presented, very original idea, be careful there are two Lava shows one is in Reykjavik and the other is in Vik a 2.5 hour drive away, we accidentally bought tickets for the wrong one, but everyone was really helpful and let us in to the Reykjavik show, we were not the first people to do this. Worth a visit.
    Highly recommend
    Ian_B, Dec 2022
    Brilliant show and very informartive. The host was very engaging and funny and made the show. We accidently booked the show in Vik instead of Reykjavik but the company swapped it for us with no problems.
    Cool show
    Tina_E, Aug 2022
    Really well made show, super informative & a once in a lifetime experience as you get up close with lava and are shown different reactions of lava when being brought together with water/ice etc. 100% recommendation for all ages.
    Get up close with Lava !
    Jennifer_W, Aug 2022
    Well done and informative and interesting !! The woman presenting did a great job sharing her passion for lava and the history of the area
    Very good but not great
    John_W, Aug 2022
    Great little show, small intimate room so good close up viewing for everyone, half the show is a video/ history of the area so a little over priced but still glad we did it
    Lava show ……. Rocks !
    Darren_N, Aug 2022
    We saw a very informative lava show, We hope Bastian gets to see his volcano eruption soon Great show and highly recommended
    Worth seeing!
    Patricia_K, Jul 2022
    I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was concerned the show would be “fake” with lots of hype. It was actually very informative - presented by a masters level geologist. We all (ages 10-70) learned a lot.
    Very unique
    Jason_K, Jul 2022
    First, it's a pretty unique show that is definitely worth experiencing. Second, it gets very hot once the lava starts flowing. Our host was Bastian, who did a great job throughout. It's a nice blend of commentary, videos to watch with history of Icelandic volcanic eruptions (one that specifically affected the owner's grandfather or great grandfather), and then liquid lava pouring out and being manipulated in interesting ways.
    Better than a real volcano
    Vasu_K, Jul 2022
    Great experience and very educational! I highly recommend it. And The Soup Company serves delicious soup.
    Great lava show and lava soup
    Birgitta_W, Jul 2022
    The hot lava running in front of us. Very interesting story told about the volcanoes in Iceland. The lava soup in black bread in the restaurant was delicious as well as the chicken salad.
    A great show run by real enthusiasts
    Eugene_S, Mar 2022
    Absolutely unforgettable experience of seeing lava from a mere meter and feeling it's heat melted with professional explanations and a touching family story by the founder himself. A must visit for everyone going to Vík/Southern shore tour. And! They give you real lava shards!
    James_B, Mar 2022
    Epic. When they pour the lava and you feel the heat in the room. Wow! Also the guide was very good and talked about volcanos and life in a region with an active long overdue volcano.
    Seeing the lava flow was...
    joshkpac, Nov 2021
    Seeing the lava flow was so cool...or hot! They explain the history, geography and include a personal story behind the last eruption of Katla volcano. They also have a soup shop. Everything we tried was incredible. Went back a second day for more soup it was that good.
    Highly Recommended
    Laura_P, Aug 2021
    This is was very interesting show! Highly recommended! The host was very nice. The stories told were informational.
    Interaktiv und...
    Daniela_T, Nov 2022
    Interaktiv und interessant, man hat auch etwas zum Mitnehmen bekommen. Ein Stück Lawastein. Leider war es auf Englisch.
    Absolutely great
    katharina s, Nov 2019
    Es war ein absolutes Erlebnis! Ich hatte uns wegen der Kinder (11 und 14) abgemeldet, war selbst eigentlich nicht interessiert. Aber der Eigentümer macht es mit so viel Begeisterung, das reißt alle mit. Sehr informativ, spektakulär und witzig. Toll und unbedingt sehenswert!!