Eyjafjallajökull Erupts Visitor Center
The Eyjafjallajokull Erupts Visitor Center is located by the Þorvaldseyri farm in South Iceland. It opened on the 14th of April 2011, exactly one year after the Eyjafjallajökull eruption started. As a family run facility, the goal is to give guests a personal look at what it is like to have a volcano at one’s back door. Inside, an entire wall is devoted to the dramatic history of frequent volcanism in Iceland, from the Viking ages to modern times. Huge, stunning colour posters portray interesting aspects of the eruption and the local volcanic system in text and imagery. The exhibition also displays a short film that portrays the magnificent natural event, the hectic times and the incredible challenges of clean-up and recovery met by the family farm of Þorvaldseyri. There is a small entrance fee of 800 ISK into the exhibition and there is free parking outside.
HOW TO GET THERE
The Visitor Centre is located by the Þorvaldseyri Farm on the Ring Road, route 1 and is around 140 kilometres from Reykjavík.
GPS: 63° 32,597’N, 19° 40,043’W