Eldheimar, Vestmannaeyjar

4.7
An incredible journey back in time for everyone!

Learn more about the dramatic volcanic eruption of Vestmannaeyjar! The eruption that forced the entire population, of over 5000 people, to evacuate the island on a moment´s notice in the middle of the night. Many of them lost their homes and all their all of their belongings, some never returned to Heimaey.

This interactive, and very visual, exhibition tells this story in a way that makes it interesting and easy to understand for everyone.
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  • If you’re visiting Heimaey then you shouldn’t miss this museum, documenting the volcanic eruption in 1973, the subsequent evacuation of the island and the clean-up afterwards. The excavated house is r...  more »
  • The museum very well designed and maximizes the visitors experience and feeling for the 1973 eruption on Heimaey. You can see the eruption and hear the sound of it. You can see a house that was buried...  more »
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  • Wonderful museum but peculiar hours. If you are visiting without group reservation and the ocean current happens to put the 30-min ferry route out of service that day, expect the museum to close early at 4 pm.
  • Really fascinating exhibits. The excavated house was really interesting. We also liked the video about the origins of the museum itself. Definitely worth a few hours for a visit.
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