LAVA is dedicated to Iceland‘s volcanic activity and its frequent earthquakes. The centre features an interactive educational exhibition revealing the science and aesthetics of Iceland‘s spectacular geological features. In the learning centre, our experts will excite and educate its guests with earth-shattering tales of “Iceland on the Move.” The interactive exhibition displays a collection of artefacts, films and graphics from various volcanic eruptions that have occurred in the past century.
LAVA is a hub for day trips and tours in South Iceland and a Tourist Information Centre for the region. LAVA includes a souvenir shop, restaurant and a cosy coffeehouse. LAVA also serves as the main gate to Iceland‘s new Katla Geopark.
This is a museum and you get a lot of information about volcanoes and earthquakes, the natural forces that shaped and still shape Iceland. But it is also a great experience, with a lot of interactive animations: you can feel an earthquake, see the different kind of volcano eruptions and lava flows, point with your finger at a screen to see what happened with the actual volcanoes. Everything is very well done. I am so glad that it just opened when I was in Iceland, I visited the LAVA centre on the first day.