Eldheimar, Vestmannaeyjar

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • The museum is built around an excavated home from the 1973 eruption. The home is the centerpiece of the museum, and it's a meticulously designed experience with ways to view the home both inside and.....  more »
  • Good interactive displays plus an excavated house from the 1973 eruption, sort of like Pompeii. Stay for the movie.  more »
  • First-rate museum with self guided tours. Offers a remarkable visual history of what happened to the island in 1974 as a result of the volcanic eruption.
  • Great interactive museum made us feel what the locals went thru at the time. Amazing heroism and hard work by the people on the island and other Icelandic people.
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