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Learn about volcanoes in Iceland's Lava museum

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Jakarta  /  Wed, May 10, 2017  /  03:59 pm
Learn about volcanoes in Iceland's Lava museum

A rendering of Iceland's Lava museum. (

Two weeks after the announcement of theme park Thor’s Kingdom in Norway, another Nordic attraction is gearing up to open.

Lava, the Iceland Volcano & Earthquake Center is an interactive museum that will focus on Iceland’s geology and will open on June 1.

There, visitors will be able to see exhibits featuring Iceland’s history of volcanic eruptions and what caused them. This will include a 12-meter structure that visualizes the magma flow underneath the earth.

Read also: How to plan the perfect northern lights viewing trip in Iceland

Visitors will also be able to experience an ash cloud after an eruption and walk through an artificial smoke cloud.

Located in the town of Hvolsvöllur, an hour’s drive from capital Reykjavik, the new interactive museum is next in the line of many recent geological tourist attractions in Iceland. Last year, both an ice cave and a lava cave were opened.

The museum sits close to three of Iceland’s largest volcanos, Katla, Hekla, and Eyjafjallajökull. All three will be viewable from the center’s 360-degree viewing platform. (sul/kes)

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