LAVA Center Exhibition on the South Coast

Set in the town of Hvolsvöllur (about 62 miles (100 km) east of Reykjavik) is Iceland's LAVA Center, an interactive volcano exhibition. The center, dedicated to the region's volcanoes, earthquakes, and geology, reveals the epic forces of nature that shaped our planet and created Iceland 20 million years ago. 

Enjoy your time at LAVA, which features an interactive exploration of Iceland's geology and volcanic systems. Discover past eruptions and lava flows, volcanic and rift systems, faults, and glacial floods, plus the country's elaborate monitoring system that tracks earthquakes and volcanic activity. With helpful staff guiding you, learn about the country's natural history enjoyably and memorably. Interact with a collection of artifacts, films, and graphics from various volcanic eruptions in the past century.

Discover more unique experiences on the South Coast and other volcanic excursions in Iceland.

Itineraries with LAVA Center Exhibition on the South Coast

Winter Adventures in West & South Iceland - 9 Days

Explore the wintry side of Iceland on this nine-day, snow-filled adventure. Take in the spectacular frozen waterfalls en route to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Explore several glaciers—go snowmobiling around Langjökull, ice walking in Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, and hiking in Sólheimajökull. Stay in the countryside, where there’s minimal light pollution, and enjoy great views of the Northern Lights, while setting aside some time for illuminated, warming soaks in hot springs and lagoons along the way.

Winter Highlights: Snowmobiling, Glacier Hike, & Northern Lights - 5 Days

Embark on a quick and eventful winter road trip through some of Iceland’s most popular destinations on this five-day itinerary. Go sightseeing in downtown Reykjavik, and enjoy the snowy views all around. Head out on glacier adventures at different destinations, from snowmobiling to hiking, and relish the frozen falls, including Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss, and Skogafoss, during wintertime. Along the way, take in the Northern Lights, which are especially amazing while soaking in geothermal areas and lagoons.

Golden Circle, South Coast, & Thorsmork - 5 Days

This fast-paced Icelandic trip spans three regions—the Golden Circle, South Coast, and Thorsmork—and offers plenty to see over the course of five days. Explore Þingvellir National Park and snorkel in the Silfra Fissure in the Golden Circle. Then, view beautiful waterfalls, like Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, along with black-sand beaches in the South Coast. Next, take a bus to Thorsmork to embark on a day of hiking trails through the valley, and end in Reykjavik to discover the best of the capital city.