Geologically speaking, Iceland is one of the most interesting places in the world. The island is constantly changing, and on average, there is a volcanic eruption every four to five years, occasionally even threatening inhabited areas.
Along with a mineral exhibition, the Volcano House has an hourly Volcano Show, featuring two documentaries on two of Iceland’s biggest eruptions. The first is about the eruption in the Vestmannaeyjar islands in 1973. The small fishing community was capsized when a crack in the earth opened in the middle of the night, spewing fire and brimstone. The eruption broke out in an inhabited area and nearly 5,000 locals had to be evacuated from their homes.
The second film documents the infamous eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010. This massive eruption caused thousands of flight cancellations, leaving millions of people stranded. The film shows gripping footage of the eruption, allowing you to experience those momentous eruptions from the comfort of the in-house cinema.
The mineral exhibition gives an overview of Iceland’s geological history and volcanic systems. A large collection of semi-precious rocks and minerals, ash, and lava, is also on display.