Lava Centre Interactive Volcano and Earthquake Exhibition

Hvolsvöllur, Iceland

From $21.77

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 to 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Indulge your inner geologist—and take an educational break on your tour of the south coast—by visiting Iceland's state-of-the-art Lava Centre. Learn all about the birth and growth of Iceland, one of the world’s largest volcanic islands, which, over millions of years, has been shaped by countless volcanic eruptions. Skip the line, and get the best price, by booking in advance.
  • Skip the line and enjoy more time with the center's exhibits
  • Choose the time of your visit and spend as long there as you wish
  • Learn little-known facts about volcanic activity and how it has shaped Iceland
  • Enjoy learning with hands-on interactive exhibits: Perfect for families

What's Included

  • You have a choice of the Exhibition and the Cinema combined
  • Exhibition only
  • Cinema only
  • The reception area contains information on Iceland’s geology
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Hvolsvöllur
    860 Hvolsvöllur, Iceland

    Departure Point: The Lava Centre Address: Austurvegur 14, Hvolsvollur, Iceland 63.7546735, -20.2372402 Directions: • Only 1 hour and 20 minutes from Reykjavík along Route 1 • Take Bus 52: Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point

Start time

Opening hours

  • 1/1/2024 - 3/31/2024

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Lava Centre

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

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.

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Great Museum- slightly smaller than expected but still enjoyed and learnt lots
Georgia_S, Mar 2023
Great museum! Quite interactive- had vibrating plates to simulate different movements in the earth and a big wheel to turn that took you through the history of the formation of Iceland. Amazing views from the roof where you can see all the volcanoes (which is all mapped out very simply which was helpful). The film about the volcanoes was great, out 4 year old was very impressed and it helped with explaining the different eruptions (really smoky one, one with lots of lava etc). Quite similar to what's in the Petlan Museum in Reykjavik
Very interesting exhibition. We stopped...
SCV, Feb 2018
Very interesting exhibition. We stopped here on our way to see some waterfalls, to learn a bit of history of the area, the different type of volcanos and terrain, and the seismic activity of Iceland. The museum is very nicely done. Their facilities and restaurants are also great, and a good place to stop if the weather turns around and you need a place to stay dry.

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