Eldheimar Museum - the 1973 volcanic eruption

Eldheimar Museum - the 1973 volcanic eruption

Explore the events of the 1973 volcanic eruption at Vestmannaeyjar

Explore the events of the 1973 volcanic eruption at Vestmannaeyjar

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  • Languages: English
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Regardless of whether you were there in 1973 or not, you may have heard of Iceland's Eldfell volcano, which erupted for about six months and reduced much of Vestmannaeyjar to ashes. It was one of the country's greatest natural disasters that attracted worldwide attention. The event changed the lives of the people on Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago, forever. Eldheimar will inform you about the breathtaking wrath of a natural wonder that still inspires today.

The Eldfell eruption was a seismic event of epic proportions, which discharged through the Westman Islands off the south coast of Iceland. Learn what happened that fateful night when villagers had to flee their homes to escape the boiling lava flow and debris.

See before and after photos of Heimaey and enter the home of a local family who had to leave with their three small children. The house was buried under ashes for over 40 years, but has now been excavated to explore it

In this fascinating museum the eruption of Surtsey is also shown. Learn more about this almost four-year-long eruption and see what scientists have discovered on the island since then.

A must for all volcano fans!

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Included in the price

  • Admission to the Eldhaimar Museum
  • Admission to the permanent exhibition
  • Audio guide in English
  • * Tip (optional)

Meeting point

Eldheimar 10, Gerðis bride Vestmannaeyjar

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