The Lava Centre is an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. It is the most awarded exhibition in Iceland both when it comes to design and technology.
At 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 kilometers every million years. You will see the history of all eruptions in Iceland since 1900 and learn more about the giants surrounding the exhibition: Hekla, Katla, and Eyjafjallajökull. You will also see how active the island is on live earthquake monitors, experience earthquakes and geothermal areas. A movie showing the immense power of the latest eruption in the best available definition and sound will make you even more excited about the trip ahead.
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What to bring:
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