This is a 2 hour snowmobile tour from Akureyri up to the mountains around Eyjafjörður fjord which boast stunning panoramic views. If you love the outdoors and some good fun, then this is the perfect tour for you!
- Earthquake exhibition
- Cinematic show
What is the Lava Centre?
LAVA Centre is the gateway to the South Coast of Iceland and the most active volcanic area on the island. It is the perfect place to start the tour along the south coast, passing sleeping volcanoes and black lava beaches, to comprehend the magnitude of the eruptions and to understand why and how they happen.
At Lava Centre you will learn about the birth and growth of Iceland as one of the world’s largest volcanic islands. It has risen during millions of years from the submarine North Atlantic Ridge, through countless volcanic eruptions. They occur as a large mantle plume locally adds molten rock to the magma up-flow beneath the rifting segments that line this ridge. The spreading along the ridge results in the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates moving apart 20 kilometres every million years. You will see the history of all eruptions in Iceland since 1900 and learn more about the giants surrounding the exhibiton: Hekla, Katla and Eyjafjallajökull. You will also see how active the island is on live earthquake monitors, experience earthquakes and geothermal areas. A movie showing the immense power of the latest eruption in the best available definition and sound will make you even more excited about the trip ahead.
Dates & prices
Departures: Open Daily, all year.
Tour Duration: 1 hour
Price per person: ISK 3.590
Children (6 – 15 YRS): ISK 1.795
Children (0 – 5 YRS): Free
- Entrance fee (This includes both the exhibition and the movie as well as reception area with detailed earthquake information)
- Free wifi
Good to know
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller / pram accessible
- Accessible for those with limited mobility
- Public transportation nearby