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  1. Iceland
  2. Southern Region, Iceland
  3. Selfoss
  4. Katla

Iceland: Lava Centre Exhibition and Cinema Entry Ticket

Product ID: 103412
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Explore the volcanic history of Iceland at the brand new, state-of-the-art Lava Centre, and learn about the birth and growth of Iceland as one of the world´s largest volcanic islands. Journey through millions of years and countless volcanic episodes.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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English, Icelandic
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Chinese, Danish, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the most active volcanoes in Iceland
  • Explore the formation and workings of volcanic structures
  • Experience earthquake simulations, interactive displays and more
Full description
Journey through the geological history of a nation as you explore the fiery heart of Iceland at the brand new Lava Centre overlooking the great volcanoes of Eyjafjallajökull, Katla and Hekla. Visit the exhibition halls, cinema and lecture hall to use the interactive displays.

Become immersed in an experience that blends education with artistic displays of the various natural forces that created Iceland. Go to the Trembling Earth section and learn how diverging tectonic plate movements and rising magma cause frequent earthquakes. Experience the drama of a simulated earthquake.

In front of the Fiery Heart of Iceland display, learn about the normal up-flow of magma at the diverging plate boundaries and how they interact with a mantle plume (hot spot) beneath Iceland, pin-pointed in the central highlands. Once the gaseous molten rock in the earth’s crust and mantle, known as magma, is expelled during a volcanic eruption, it is termed lava and tephra (airborne material).

There are 30 volcanic systems in Iceland containing many types of volcanoes, with a strong impact on nature and the rapidly developing landscapes. In the Magma Learning Center, get an insight into many volcanic structures. Tephra forms when magma encounters water or ice, or if the gaseous magma is very viscous. The magma splinters into pieces of various sizes that may spread over large areas. Get a panoramic view of 4 large, active but dormant volcanoes and a group of volcanic islands in the Local Volcano section, or from the viewing deck. All are of a different type and nature, and 2 of them are among the most active and productive volcanoes in Iceland!

  
Includes
  • Entrance fee to the LAVA Centre Exhibition, cinema, and observation deck
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

The Lava Centre, Austurvegur 12-14, 860 Hvolsvollur, Iceland.

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Important information
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• Please note that this tour is wheelchair accessible
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