FROM 2,200 ISK

LAVA Centre is dedicated to Iceland‘s riveting volcanic activity and its frequent earthquakes. The centre will feature an interactive educational exhibition revealing the science and aesthetics of Iceland’s spectacular geological features. In the learning centre the LAVA Centre experts will excite and educate you with earth-shattering tales of “Iceland on the Move.”

The Lava Centre is an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. You will learn all about the incredible geology of Iceland in a fun and immersive way.

The interactive exhibition will display a collection of artifacts, films and graphics from various volcanic eruptions that have occurred in the past century. Examine the various volcanos—eruptions and lava flows, volcanic and rift systems, faults and glacial floods that make Iceland a showcase of volcanism.

The centre also introduces the Katla Geopark as well as Iceland’s elaborate monitoring system for surveying volcanos and earthquake zones. Be prepared to be mesmerised by the power of mother nature in this incredible display. The twelve minute video can be added to the exhibition for the full experience. Incredible footage of Iceland’s many volcanic eruptions occur on the giant screen at the LAVA Centre, with screenings every 20 minutes.

Purchase your tickets for just the exhibition, or with both the movie and exhibition below.

Opening hours: Daily from 9am – 7pm
Restaurant Hours: 9am-9pm


The LAVA Centre is located in Hvolsvöllur, which is located on the Number 1 Highway, approximately 105 kilometres south-east of Reykjavik, less than 1.5 hours drive. It is easily reached by car if you are self-driving around Iceland, a great stop if you are travelling to the famous sights on the south coast of Iceland.
GPS coordinates are 63.7546735, -20.2372402.

If you are not self driving around Iceland and want to experience this wonderful exhibition, then join our South Coast: Fire and Ice Tour where we always stop at the LAVA Centre. Book that tour here.

Exhibition only

Price, adults: 2,200 ISK
Price, children (12-18): 1,450 ISK
Price, children (0-11) with adult: No charge


Exhibition & Cinema

Price, adults: 2,900 ISK
Price, children 12-18 years old: 1,450 ISK
Price, children (0-11) with adult: No charge


This exhibition is operated by our friends at LAVA CENTRE.