Volcano Activity
July 16, 2021

Middle of July: The eruption progressing into the fifth month

The eruption in Geldingadalir adjacent to Mt Fagradalsfjall develops as time flies. Currently, periods with a lively eruption, with some magma fountain activity, have alternated…
June 14, 2021

Want to become a host at LAVA Centre?

The volcano exhibition, the new Njal´s Saga Tapestry and Rammagerðin Gift Shop. LAVA Center in Hvolsvöllur is looking for hosts to greet guests and groups…
June 14, 2021

LAVA Centre re-opens 9 July

Photo by Ragnar Th. Finally, the moment has arrived, we're reopening after long 10 months. The plan is to re-open LAVA Centre on 9 July…
people entering LAVA Centre COVID-19
August 30, 2020

LAVA Centre closes for the season

Due to strict travel regulation due to the COVID-19 pandemic we've taken the hard decisions to close for the winter. We will open up as…
Breaking News
May 27, 2020

LAVA Centre to Re-open 18 June

LAVA Centre will re-open Thursday 18 June. To begin with we will be open Thursdays to Sundays from 10 AM to 04 PM. We will…
social distancing in practices Breaking News
March 20, 2020

The LAVA Centre is closed temporarily

Social distancing in practice. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have taken the only sensible decision to close the exhibition temporarily. Bárður Örn Gunnarsson, Managing…
Disinfection dispensers at LAVA Centre Breaking News
March 12, 2020

LAVA Centre and the COVID-19 precautionary measures

LAVA Centre and Hekla both covered with snow. The health and well-being of our guests and staff is LAVA Centre´s highest priority. We are constantly…
Volcano Activity
February 25, 2020

What happens close to the town of Grindavík?

Text by Ari Trausti Guðmundsson, geologist.   Volcanic systems at Reykjanes Peninsula. Photo from Reykjanes Geopark     The terrestrial unrest close to Grindavík town…
Breaking NewsVolcano Activity
February 25, 2020

In Case of a Volcanic Eruption in Mt. Thorbjörn

Let’s begin with the most important question: Is this development dangerous to human lives? The short answer is currently NO.  The worst case scenario in…