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The LAVA center is an educational museum and exhibition offering the opportunity to explore the fiery volcanic world that helped to form Iceland and means that the country is constantly evolving to this day.


  • Learn About Iceland's Geology
  • Volcanoes
  • Earthquakes
  • Educational Center
  • Interactive Technology
  • Viewing Deck of Eyjafjallajökull, Katla and Hekla Volcanoes

The Lava Exhibition details the tempestuous past of some of Iceland's most famous volcanoes and earthquakes using interactive technology. Jump into the world of volcanic and tectonic forces and learn about the fascinating and unique geology of Iceland.

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Availability All Year
Duration ~1 hour 2 hours
Departs From Hvolsvöllur
Minimum age No limit
Difficulty Easy
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No


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What's included


  • Admission ticket

What to bring

  • Good mood

Not Included

  • Meals

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lava center exhibition in hvolsvollur in iceland

This museum is dedicated to one of the most fascinating features of Iceland’s unique topography: the world of molten lava, which has played such a crucial role in the land of fire and ice. Learn all about volcanic and tectonic forces and how they have crafted the land of fire and ice.

The LAVA Center uses technology to display various geological features like an earthquake simulator making the experience even more fascinating and exciting. The lava experience is divided into various different exhibitions, including the volcanic corridor, which details the various eruptions since 1900 that have occurred in Iceland and their effects, the geology globe, which shows how the tectonic plates beneath the Earth’s surface move, the magma and molten rock exhibition that demonstrates how pressure beneath the Earth’s surface creates volcanoes and how the convection currents heat and cool the molten rock. You will also find an earthquake alert service that monitors seismic activity and allows scientists to predict when the next earthquake will strike. All of the exhibitions are completely interactive, ensuring that it is educational and engaging for people of all ages.

This makes the Lava Centre ideal for families who want to teach their children about Iceland’s unique geological past, along with anyone who wants to understand more about the land of fire and ice.   


The Lava Centre is located on Austurvegur 14 in Hvolsvöllur, South Iceland. See a detailed map below.

Lava Centre: 

The Lava Centre is not only an exhibition, but it's also an information center for tours and travel and you can find a quality restaurant and souvenir shop in the center.

Opening hours: 

The Exhibit is open every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m

Katla Restaurant is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m

Note that on Dec. 24th, 25th, 31st, and Jan. 1st, it's open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.