Eldheimar, Vestmannaeyjar

4.7
#2 of 11 in Things to do in Vestmannaeyjar
An incredible journey back in time for everyone!

Learn more about the dramatic volcanic eruption of Vestmannaeyjar! The eruption that forced the entire population, of over 5000 people, to evacuate the island on a moment´s notice in the middle of the night. Many of them lost their homes and all their all of their belongings, some never returned to Heimaey.

This interactive, and very visual, exhibition tells this story in a way that makes it interesting and easy to understand for everyone.
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  • We took the ferry to the Westman Island (and Vestmannaeyjar) and parked a few blocks from the terminal. A set of stairs on the east side led us up passing some displays which explained it last...  more »
  • This museum is a MUST for any Iceland visitor. This magnificent museum captures the fierce, terrifying, dynamic forces that accompanied the island's 1973 volcanic eruption with vivid video, audio...  more »
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  • First-rate museum with self guided tours. Offers a remarkable visual history of what happened to the island in 1974 as a result of the volcanic eruption.
  • Great interactive museum made us feel what the locals went thru at the time. Amazing heroism and hard work by the people on the island and other Icelandic people.
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