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Lava Centre, Hvolsvollur

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#2 of 24 in Museums in South Region
Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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ABOUT LAVA CENTRE

LAVA - Iceland Volcano and Earthquake Centre is an interactive experience that will reveal the epic forces of nature that shape our planet and created Iceland. You will literally feel the power beneath our feet and experience our biggest earthquake. You will feel small, you can touch, you can feel and you will see the "fiery heart" of Iceland.

Some of the experiences are not for the faint of heart. LAVA is a must-see. It’s a destination where you can learn, feel and taste. It's located in the town Hvolsvöllur in the heart of South Iceland and “within an arm’s reach” of many of the country's top tourist destinations.

LAVA is located by the foothills of our greatest volcanos on Iceland's Ring Road. LAVA will provide you with varied scenes and hands-on learning experiences, as well as a great 360˚ viewing platform that overlooks the great volcanos of Eyjafjallajökull, Katla and Hekla along with the beautiful Westman Islands off the south coast.

LAVA will be the HUB for daytrips and tours in South Iceland and a Tourist Information Center for the region. LAVA will include a souvenir shop, restaurant and a cozy coffeehouse.
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  • We loved this place: Interactive and very fascinating - I wish museums were like this everywhere. A must see! 
    We loved this place: Interactive and very fascinating - I wish museums were like this everywhere. A must see!  more »
  • We stopped here to use the toilet on the way along the coast and the parking is free. You can either buy a ticket for just the film/cinema or the film/cinema and interactive museum. We paid for the... 
    We stopped here to use the toilet on the way along the coast and the parking is free. You can either buy a ticket for just the film/cinema or the film/cinema and interactive museum. We paid for the...  more »
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  • It is amazing place, educational, incredible interactive, high technology. It is so good that I want to Learn more about that center. They monitoring in the center all the xismic activity in island and it is display in the map.
  • Really great museum. Interactive and modern. And there is an observation deck that has amazing views!

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