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Visiting Lava Centre Reykjavik

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One amazing place to visit the country of Ice and volcanoes per se is the Lava Center housed in Reykjavik. The lava center is an educational center that offers visitors a peek into the volcanoes, the geology of the planet and making of the country. There are elaborate exhibitions and activities conducted in the center using high-tech amenities which renders the public an sneak into the geography of the country. The center is not just an adventure sight but also an amazing place that renders educational tour. The ambiance of the center is soothing fixed with elaborate designing and eloquence of being in space. There are big models and artifacts installed that renders a realistic approach to the inner forces of nature. Visitors gain the opportunity to know in derail about the volcanic eruptions, lava flows, rift systems, glacial floods and much more that are taking place in the country since eons. There is plenty of adventure housed in the center for individuals to have an amazing time exploring the different dimensions of nature. The Earthquake center is an interactive display area wherein you can gain knowledge about earthquakes and epic forces of nature. Some of the adventures one can look forward to are the volcano Corridor, Earthquake Corridor, The Fiery Heart of Iceland, Ash Corridor and much more. Take back items indigenous to Iceland as memories from the amazing shops housed in the center. There are items made surrounding volcanic themes, gifts, wools and warm clothes you can take back to your country after having an amazing time in the volcanic town.

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Lava Centre – Avail an Educational Tour About Iceland and its Wonderful Volcanoes

Lava Centre – Avail an Educational Tour About Iceland and its Wonderful Volcanoes

Volcano Corridor

Volcano Corridor

It is one of the amazing adventures facilitated by the Lava Center wherein you can gain a deeper interaction with the enticing display of nature. Gain an intrinsic view of how the volcanoes were created, the shape of the earth and how was the country created. Along with knowing about the volcanoes and gaining an educational insight, it is an amazing point for getting into an adventure.

Katla Geopark

Katla Geopark

The Katla Geopark is one of the best activities of Lava Center. This renders the visitors an elaborate peek into the monitoring system of Iceland’s volcano. You gain knowledge of surveying volcanoes and earthquake zones. Gain a complete educational insight of volcanoes and how are they created.

Earthquake Corridor

Earthquake Corridor

Inside the earthquake corridor gain an insight about how are earthquakes created. The site offers an elaborate insight regarding nature’s epic play with forces and how they aid in generating newer continents, rifts, valleys and so on. The elaborate force of nature that is the volcano is also an intricate part of building mountains. Visitors can study how volcanoes are the beautiful force of nature.

Katla Restaurant

Katla Restaurant

The Katla Restaurant is an amazing place for satiating your hunger, munching on amazing cuisines indigenous to the place. The restaurant remains open from morning 9 am to the evening at 9 pm. Visitors can gain a splendid view of the surrounding, the amazing surrounding and the cool climate in which hot freshly served dishes will peak your taste buds.

The Exhibition

The Exhibition

The Volcano House offers some excellent exhibitions wherein visitors are acquainted with many different material samples of lava, ash, and pumice that are derived from eruptions. Visitors can gain an in-depth knowledge about the volcanoes, the kind of semi-precious stones that are found. You can hold the lava from Bardabunga eruption and that of Eyjafjallajokull. It’s one of the best places to gain insight into the geology of Iceland.



The Cinema renders visitors educational tour about the history and dynamics of Volcanoes and how the country came into being. An opportunity to learn about the nature, it is an amazing activity to take part in.

Lava Centre Reykjavik Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Tickets to the Lava Center can be purchased online through their official website. The tickets can be purchased for different activities separately. Visitors are offered the choice to view exhibitions and cinema alone or both together. The tickets are valid for a period of one day only, for the day of visit. The price for individual tickets for exhibition alone is 2,400 ISK, for Cinema is 1,200 ISK and for both combined is 3,200 ISK. Tickets can also be bought for family visits costing 5,940 ISK. For booking tickets for school groups send an email to info@lavacentre.is.

How To Get Around?

The museum offers wheelchair services for visitors. The trekking and tours are allotted with all the necessary items to get into the cave. For touring inside the museum, the place offers wheelchair amenities but not for tours and treks.

What Should I Wear?

There is no particular dress code. However, considering the cool and cold climate of the country, it is recommended to carry warm clothes, jackets, and hand jackets.

Lava Centre Reykjavik Facts

Best Time to Visit

The Lava Center remains open throughout the year for the public to visit. The place remains opens on December 24, 25, 31 and January 1 from morning 10 am to evening 4 pm. The opening time of the center is morning 9 am and remains open till evening 7 pm. The Katla restaurant housed in the center remains open from morning 9 am to the evening at 9 pm. The best time to visit the place is anytime around the year.



Will I Need a Guide?

Visitors can roam around the attraction sight on their own, witnessing the various marvels of the volcano. Visitors are offered guides who will help translate everything in English. Inside the Volcano House, the documentaries are screened in different languages rendering audio guidance. With guides, you find it easy to translate the local language, be well adept with the location and how to go about with the tour.

How To Get There?

The Lava Centre at Reykjavik is located 100km east from the town in Hvolsvollur which can be reached by public transportation as well as private car and vehicles. It is nearby to the famous Ring Road. You can take any private taxi from the main station and reach the place easily.

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