THE MOST AWARDED
EXHIBITION IN
ICELAND

  • Absolutely amazing interactive exhibit. Would definitely recommend.

    Michelle Ayik-Fernald Avatar
    Michelle Ayik-Fernald
    20/10/2019
  • Amazing exhibition, beautifully made, interactive.

    Sabine Kindt Avatar
    Sabine Kindt
    03/09/2019
  • Gives you a better appreciation of the planet.

    Veronica Rocker Avatar
    Veronica Rocker
    15/11/2019
  • Fabulous displays!! Loved the immersive interactive nature of it!! Highly recommend!!

    'Chelle Merrill Avatar
    'Chelle Merrill
    15/10/2019
  • Absolut Empfehlenswert. nicht verpassen!!

    Gunther Maassen Avatar
    Gunther Maassen
    07/09/2019
  • I was very interested in learning more about the geologic history of Iceland and I was not disappointed. The interactive displays explained the history of the island's formation as well as clarifying the different kinds of possible volcanic activities. The gem was the interactive panoramic map... wow! I want that in my house!

    Daniel Hanson Avatar
    Daniel Hanson
    03/09/2019

LAVA CENTRE INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION

Best choice

Full Experience

An interactive journey to volcanology in Iceland

3.590 kr/ Adult

 

Movie Show

Cinema Only

Lava Centre Movie – Educational experience

1.400 kr/ Adult

 

Great Value

Family Pack

Family interactive tour experience.

7.180 kr/ Family

 

MAGMA AND HOT ROCKS ON THE MOVE

See how large convection currents move hot mantle rock up and down beneath the huge plates and how mantle plumes (hot spots) intensify the upwelling, releasing molten rock—magma.
Icelandic volcanoes often lie on the rift zone where the tectonic plates drift apart (Divergent boundary). LAVA Centre explains this phenomena in the foyer of the centre and in the second hall on the creation and growth of Iceland and in the Intro to Volcanology hall. .
A huge mantle plume (hot spot), lies right under Iceland and is a is one of the reason for it’s activity. We find these plumes in places like Hawaii and the Galapagos. Some plumes are positioned far from tectonic plate boundaries, while others that normally represent even more activity lie near or under tectonic plate boundaries like in Iceland. At LAVA Centre here is a huge hall only talking about mantle plumes and the hot spot under Iceland.
Iceland lies on a tectonic plate divide (Divergent boundaries).In the second hall at LAVA Centre you can see how fast Iceland drifts a part in an interactive way.
In some areas the tectonic plates collide (Convergent boundaries). These can build the highest mountains or the deepest spots in the ocean and often have volcanic activities. In Iceland we do not have this but Japan is a typical area of convergent boundaries and volcanic activity due to that.

THE LAVA CENTER

Traverse the corridors, visit the exhibition halls and use the interactive displays at the Lava Centre to discover the colossal and complex natural forces that shape the Earth and began to create Iceland tens of millions of years ago.
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VOLCANIC AND
EARTHQUAKE ALERTS

Watch the geophysical monitoring of active volcanic systems, earthquake activity and surface movements.
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