The new Lava Centre is a state-of-the-art interactive exhibition with beautifully-crafted displays on the geology of Iceland. Recently opened in Hvolsvöllur, South Iceland, near the site of Eyjafjallajökull – Iceland’s most famous volcano with the tongue-twisting name – the high-tech educational exhibition, which was designed by Basalt Architects together with Gagarin and installed by Irma, depicts volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over the millennia. Apart from the marvellous lava features and geology globe, you can look up information on large interactive walls presenting the main volcanoes of South Iceland, while in another area the floor shakes in a simulation of an earthquake – don’t worry it’s not going to knock you off your feet. It’s truly fascinating stuff and well worth a visit if you’re exploring the area, especially if you want to experience the power of nature and learn more about Iceland’s geology.
- 2,200 ISK ($21/￡16) for adults
- 1,450 ISK ($14/￡10) for children 12-18
- Free for children under 11.
For more information, bookings and getting there visit the official Lava Centre website.