Volcano and earthquake museum to open in Iceland

By Will Coldwell

The Lava Centre, a new interactive attraction in the shadow of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, will bring to life the ‘fiery heart of Iceland'

A new attraction exploring Iceland's unique and volatile geology is to launch next month. Lava, the Iceland Volcano & Earthquake Centre, is an interactive museum that examines the natural forces that led to the creation of Iceland over millions of years. It opens on 1 June.

Located in the town of Hvolsvöllur, one hour's drive east of Reykjavik, the centre is in the shadow of three of the country's most prominent volcanoes, Katla, Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull. The latter became a household name in 2010 when it released an ash cloud that shut down European air space.

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