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The Icelandic Lava Show is one of the must-experience places in the capital of Iceland – Reykjavik. It’s the only place in the world that allows people to experience the reality of volcanic eruption, learn more about this extraordinary process and get it all without actually having to be near a volcano.

Highlights

  • Experience real lava
  • Informative show

Included

  • Admission
  • Goggles

What to bring

  • Good mood

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration ~50 MINUTES
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Very Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age No limit
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

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Itinerary

By opening the doors to this place, you'll enter a world of education and authentic experience. The show will provide an engaging insight into what hides behind volcanic eruption and how it influences the world. 

This show is unique because it allows you to see melting lava, feel the heat that it generates, and even hear the sounds that it makes along the way. This unprecedented show gives an opportunity to experience a real-life phenomenon – a volcanic eruption – in a safe environment. 

Meeting location: Fiskislóð 73, 101 Reykjavík.

The show takes place in a relatively small dark room with a furnace in the center. It starts with a ray of bright orange light illuminating the room. Soon you get to see how melting lava flows from a small ice hole, bubbling and sizzling, generating intense heat, and forming interesting forms as it cools down. It's the best and safest way to witness the power and danger of volcanic eruption. The person showing you all of this will also take a moment to share how they produce the lava and explain how this natural process works. This place is worth visiting, as it makes such rare and precarious events easily and safely accessible.

founders of icelandic lava show museum

Júlíus and Ragnhildur not only created a family together but also founded The Icelandic Lava Show. Since their days back in college, they already knew they would want to start a company together. In 2010, after they saw the volcano eruption at Fimmvörðuháls and were incredibly touched by the experience, they came up with a business idea. Fascinated by the confrontation of fire and ice and the aftermath of the two's collision, they devised a plan for how others could enjoy the scene, too, without putting themselves in danger. This is how the show, where people witness the eruption, the heat that it disperses, and the sounds it generates, was created.

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