Iceland Volcano and Earthquake Centre

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Interactive Educational

Art and Science of Geology

State of the art educational centre

The Lava Centre is an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Examine the various volcanos—eruptions and lava flows, volcanic and rift systems, faults and glacial floods that make Iceland a showcase of volcanism.

The epic forces that created Iceland

The Iceland Volcano and Earthquake Centre is a brand new interactive educational exhibition centre dedicated to the unique volcanoes and geology of Iceland. It’s an easy day-trip from Reykjavík or a must-see addition to your South Iceland trip.

The Centre features an interactive exhibition exploring the art and science of geology and the volcanic systems in Iceland. Information from the past century’s eruptions demonstrate just how strong a presence volcanoes have in contemporary Iceland. Feel the forces of nature as you experience an earthquake and see the Fiery Heart of Iceland, a 12 meter high structure simulating the Mantle plume and the magma flow underneath Iceland. In an educational learning centre you can explore the wonders of volcanoes and earthquakes through interactive computers. There’s also a cinema auditorium where visitors can see the magnificence of volcanic eruptions in HD and 4K.

The Centre was recently voted No2 most exciting New Opening for tourists by Lonely Planet and the World´s newest and coolest stuff worth to put on your bucket list by

Opening hours

Every day from 9:00 - 19:00
Restaurant is open 09:00 - 20:00

Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1 – 10:00 - 16:00


Restaurant, gift shop, tourist information center, free parking


This activity takes place rain or shine


Ticket prices

Admission is valid for one day

Exhibition and Cinema

Adults ISK 3,200
Children 12-16 years ISK 1,600
Children 11 years and under accompanied by an adult, no charge
Senior citizens 67+ ISK 2,400
Parents with one or more child ISK 6,400


Lava Centre The Movie Only

Adults ISK 1,200
Children 12-18 years ISK 600
Children 11 years and under accompanied by an adult, no charge


Family Pack

Parents with one or more child under 16 years ISK 6,400
Last entry to the exhibition at 18:40 hours
Last entry to the cinema at 19:00 hours


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School Groups

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Cancellation policy

Please, read term details at the time of booking


The Lava Centre is located in South Iceland, approximately 104 km. east of Reykjavik. It is well situated by the roots of Eyjafjallajokull volcano and close to many of Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions and landscapes in South Iceland including Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Vestmannislands and Vatnajökull glacier to name a few. The Centre is the perfect spot for those exploring South Iceland and need a stop for a more immersive learning experience, and of course, as an opportunity to relax and have delicious food, cakes and coffee at the restaurant.


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