Lava Centre

Lava Centre

The Lava Centre, located beside the N1 road close to the village of Hvolsvollur, offers visitors a full multimedia experience; immersing guests into Iceland’s volcanic and seismic life. 

It’s the largest museum of its kind in the country and complements the area’s incredible scenery and explains the science behind the country’s creation over millions of years.

Through multimedia presentations, enormous models and simulators; learn all about the country’s powerful inner forces; from eruptions and lava flows to earthquakes, faults, and glacial floods. 

See how large convection currents move mantle rock beneath the Earth’s tectonic plates, watch Iceland's elaborate monitoring system for surveying volcanoes and earthquakes and get up close and personal with fiery volcano and earthquake simulations. 

A large rooftop platform offers 360-degree views towards Eyjafjallajokull, Katla and Hekla volcanoes, and a cinema provides even more mesmerizing insights into the world of volcanic eruptions. 

As well as being truly fascinating for adults, the center is expected to be a real winner with families; bringing science and geography classes to life.

Address: Lava Centre, Hvolsvollur. Tel: +354 415 5200

Make sure you present your Bonus Card to obtain your discount at the Lava Centre's cafe/restaurant.