LAVA exhibition on Icelandic volcanoes just opened in Hvolsvöllur
The location is no coincidence, some of Iceland’s greatest and most famous volcanos surround the town. The exhibition uses modern technology and interactive methods to create an insight into volcanic activity. Visitors learn about the geology of the last 20 million years. There’s a certain focus on the activity of the last decades, visitors can experience earthquakes, ash falling from the sky and see “lava” flowing beside them. The founders of the museum came up with the idea in the wake of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption, which halted flights in Northern Europe for days. The house was specially built for the exhibition. There’s a platform being prepared at the top of the house that gives a great view of the surrounding volcanos. It will be used as a viewing platform for visitors and media in case of an eruption in any of them.