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Volcano House Tours

Volcano House
Iceland is one of the most volcanically active places on earth, which makes it an excellent place to learn about the science behind the eruptions. For a solid overview of Iceland’s geological history and volcanic systems, stop by Volcano House, just a short walk from Reykjavik’s charming Old Harbour.

The Basics
Volcano House shows two powerful documentaries: one about the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in 2010, which famously disrupted international air travel, and one detailing the Westman Islands eruption of 1973, which destroyed hundreds of homes. Before or after watching the films, head over to the hands-on geology exhibition and handle samples of pumice, ash, and lava sourced from Icelandic volcanoes.

A visit to Volcano House is often included on sightseeing tours that take travelers into the countryside to see volcanoes such as the Kerid crater. If you want to go to Volcano House only, save time at the entrance by booking your ticket online in advance.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Volcano House is a must-do for travelers interested in Iceland’s natural history.
  • The geology exhibition is free, but you need to pay to see the films.
  • Admission is free for children under the age of 12.
  • The building is wheelchair-accessible.

How to Get There

Volcano House is situated in the city center, a 15-minute walk from downtown Reykjavik. Buses 1, 3, 6, 11, and 13 from Hlemmur bus station stop within a 5-minute walk of the building.

When to Get There
Volcano House is open every day from 10am to 10pm. The films show on the hour every hour from 10am to 9pm, making Volcano House a good late-evening place to visit when you’ve finished sightseeing.

The Boutique
Allow yourself some time to browse in the gift shop, where you’ll find a unique selection of volcano-themed souvenirs for sale: mineral samples, lava jewelry, books, soap made with volcanic ash, and more. You can even buy a bottle of ash from Eyjafjallajokull, Hekla, or Vestmannaeyjar.
Address: Tryggvagata 11, Reykjavík 101, Iceland
Admission: Varies
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Skip the Line: Volcano House Admission TicketAttraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Volcano House Admission Ticket

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Learn about Iceland’s mighty volcanoes and the country’s unique geological structure with an advanced ticket to this informative museum in downtown Reykjavik. Watch an exclusive documentary, and gain in-depth knowledge about eruptions, volcanoes, and tectonic shifts. Explore at your own pace or ask a staff member to take you on a tour.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Reykjavik City Walking TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Reykjavik City Walking Tour

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If it's your first visit to Reykjavík, or just need a refresher, this guided tour of the city center can fill in all the background details about the history and culture of the beguiling Icelandic capital. The tour includes visits to top attractions including City Hall and the Old Harbor, and optional visits to Hallgrimskirkja church and Harpa concert hall.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Iceland Volcanoes Half Day Tour from ReykjavikAttraction Tickets

Iceland Volcanoes Half Day Tour from Reykjavik

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Just 30 minutes from Reykjavik’s busy city center, Iceland’s volcanoes promise adventure to those willing to make the trip—and visiting with a guided tour makes the trip as easy as possible. After watching a documentary about Iceland’s most famous eruptions, head to the base of a volcano for a hike to the top, rewarded with stunning views of mossy lava fields and endless horizon. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people or fewer and includes pickup and drop-off from central Reykjavik.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Volcano House tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Volcano House can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Volcano House tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Volcano House 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Volcano House costs USD 16.86. Guided Volcano House tours start around USD 16.86 per person. See all 2 Volcano House tickets and tours on Viator.
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