LAVA, interactive experience that will reveal the epic forces of nature that shape our planet and created Iceland
LAVA - Iceland Volcano and Earthquake Centre is an interactive experience that will reveal the epic forces of nature that shape our planet and created Iceland. You will literally feel the power beneath our feet and experience our biggest earthquake. You will feel small, you can touch, you can feel and you will see the "fiery heart" of Iceland
Some of the experiences are not for the faint of heart. LAVA is a must-see. It’s a destination where you can learn, feel and taste. It's located in the town Hvolsvöllur in the heart of South Iceland and “within an arm’s reach” of many of the country's top tourist destinations
LAVA is located by the foothills of our greatest volcanos on Iceland's Ring Road. LAVA will provide you with varied scenes and hands-on learning experiences, as well as a great 360˚ viewing platform that overlooks the great volcanos of Eyjafjallajökull, Katla and Hekla along with the beautiful Westman Islands off the south coast
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It’s a position that makes the Lava Centre ideally suited to the study, exploration and appreciation of both volcano and earthquake center. Visitors can enjoy its array of interactive experiences that replicate the epic forces that shaped the planet.
This magma struggles to build up enough pressure as it rises to the surface to create big, ashy explosions. The relative lack of ice cover here also starves the magma of a dangerous fuel, water, which in small amounts is vaporised so violently by molten rock that it triggers ash-producing blasts.
Around 300,000 cubic metres (10.5 million cubic feet) of lava have poured out, experts say, but the eruption is deemed to be relatively small and controlled.