ABOUT
LAVA CENTRE

ABOUT LAVA CENTRE INTERACTIVE, HIGH-TECH EXHIBITION IN ICELAND

ICELAND ON THE MOVE

Lava 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 center our experts will excite and educate its guests with earth-shattering tales of “Iceland on the Move.”

The interactive exhibition will display a collection of artifacts, films and graphics from various volcanic eruptions that have occurred in the past century.

Lava will be the hub for day trips and tours in South Iceland and a Tourist Information Centre for the region. Lava will include a souvenir shop, restaurant and a cosy coffeehouse. Lava will also be the main gate to Iceland‘s new Katla Geopark.

LAVA CENTRE ADVISORS

Ari Trausti Guðmundsson
Ari Trausti Guðmundsson, an Icelandic geologist, is the author of the Lava Exhibition. He has worked as a teacher, consultant and lecturer on earth science, environmental and tourism issues. Ari Trausti is also a documentarian, broadcaster, journalist, mountaineer and explorer.
Ari Trausti Guðmundsson, íslenskur jarðfræðingur, documentarian, útvarpsstjóri, blaðamaður, fyrirlesari, fjallaklifur og landkönnuður. Var forseti frambjóðandi árið 2012 og er nú aðili að íslensku þinginu.

Ari Trausti Guðmundsson geologist.

THE ARCHITECTS

The Lava centre has been designed by Basalt Architects, a dynamic team of architects and designers that combine an artistic and poetic dimension of architecture in concept, detail and execution.
Sustainability is an important keystone in their design. Basalt is a founding member of the Icelandic Green Building Council and Nordic Built.

EXHIBITION DESIGN

The exhibition has been designed by Basalt Architects and multimedia company Gagarin, working in collaboration with Lava‘s owners and other companies involved in the project. Basalt Architects is the scenography designer of all exhibition spaces and exhibits and Gagarin is the designer of all the interactive media and computer solutions. The exhibition offers an easy to use and exhilarating experience.
Lava Centre has been designed by Basalt Architects and multimedia company Gagarin

Bárður Örn Gunnarsson

General Manager
bardur@lavacentre.is

Hulda Kristjánsdóttir

Operation Manager
hulda@lavacentre.is

Ágúst Leó Sigurðsson

Technician
leo@lavacentre.is

OUR ASSOCIATES

Sustainability

Lava is dedicated to the protection and conservation of Iceland‘s environment and contributes to sustainable tourism. To achieve this, Lava will join Vakinn the quality and environmental system for Icelandic tourism.

Recycling

Lava will be sorting its litter into metal, paper and plastics. We also separate organic waste, as well as bottles and aluminum cans for recycling.

Green Energy

Lava uses geothermal energy for heating and electricity provided by Hydro Power of Iceland.