Lava Center Hvolsvollur
At the brand new "state-of-the-art" Lava Centre you will learn about the birth and growth of Iceland as one of the world’s largest volcanic islands. It has risen during millions of years from the submarine North Atlantic Ridge, through countless volcanic eruptions. They occur as a large mantle plume locally adds molten rock to the magma up-flow beneath the rifting segments that line this ridge. The spreading along the ridge results in the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates moving apart 20 kilometres every million years.
What is included
- You have a choice of the Exhibition and the Cinema combined.
- Exhibition only
- Cinema only
- The reception area contains information on Iceland’s geology.
Good to know
Every day from 9:00 - 19:00
Katla Restaurant is open 09:00 - 21:00
Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1 – 10:00 - 16:00
Austurvegur 14, Hvolsvöllur