The Icelandic Lava Show in Vík

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Duration

50 minutes

Difficulty

Easy

Group Size

Small Groups

Available

All year

Minimum age

No minimum age

Pick up / Self Drive

Self Drive

Languages

English

Operator
Tour starts

Vík, South Iceland

Duration

50 minutes

Difficulty

Easy

Group Size

Small Groups

Available

All year

Minimum age

No minimum age

Pick up / Self Drive

Self Drive

Languages

English

Days

Day Tour

Departures

Vík, South Iceland

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Would you like to see hot lava up close in a safe environment? Are you interested in lava, volcanoes and geology? Then you need to go on this unique live lava show – the only one in the world!

Highlights

  • Live Lava Show in Vík
  • A chance to get up close to real flowing lava. 
  • Educational video about Icelandic volcanism
  • Real lava
  • A live host
  • Education on Icelandic volcanism
  • True stories about the 1918 Katla eruption. 

About Tour

The Icelandic Lava Show is a popular attraction located in the town of Vík, south Iceland. The show is a unique and interactive experience that provides visitors with an in-depth look at the geological and cultural significance of volcanic activity in Iceland.

The show begins when the host welcomes the audience and begins with a brief educational video about Icelandic volcanism, focusing specifically on the nearby Katla volcano and its impact on the local population throughout history. The show includes personal anecdotes and explains the evacuation plan in the event of an eruption.

The tour then moves to the main attraction, the Lava Show, which is held in a specially designed theater. The show uses state-of-the-art technology to simulate a volcanic eruption, complete with sound effects and special lighting. Visitors can watch as molten lava flows down a replica volcano, and learn about the different stages of an eruption, including the formation of magma and lava, and the different types of volcanic eruptions.

As the lava flows into the showroom, the host demonstrates their mastery by manipulating the lava using an iron rod to create unique formations such as miniature lava tunnels, and caves. They explain the scientific phenomena happening in real-time, making for an intimate, educational, and entertaining experience unlike any other. After the show, attendees will have a newfound appreciation for nature and will view Iceland differently. It is a truly awe-inspiring, must-see experience.

The show is also educational, providing visitors with information about the impact of volcanic activity on Iceland’s environment, economy, and culture. The guide also provides information about how Icelanders have adapted to living with volcanic activity, including the use of geothermal energy and volcanic ash in farming.

The Icelandic Lava Show is a great way for visitors to learn about the geological and cultural significance of volcanic activity in Iceland. The show is suitable for visitors of all ages and provides an interactive and educational experience that is both entertaining and informative.

How is the lava created?

In order to create a miniature volcano eruption, the show host will superheat real lava from the 1918 Katla eruption and once it is molten, they will pour it into a showroom full of audience to witness. The showroom instantly heats up and the audience can safely observe the mesmerizing sight, sound, smell and heat of the flowing lava, making for an unforgettable and sensational experience.

The Icelandic Lava show in Vík

Included

  • The only live lava show in the world.
  • A live host that makes the show fun and personal. 
  • A sensory loaded experience – you will feel the heat from the lava. 
  • Educational video about Icelandic volcanism
  • Security googles.
  • Q & A session at the end of the show.

Good to know

  • A “back stage tour” is not included in the tour but it is possible to buy it as an add-on in the booking process. ISK 990 per person.
  • The show is wheelchair accessible. 
  • There is no minimum age on the show. 
  • We recommend that you arrive at the show at least 10 minutes before the show. 
  • It will get hot in the showroom when the lava pours so we recommend that you remove some layers of clothing before the show starts. 
  • The show is a safe experience and the heat should not be a problem.
  • You will receive safety googles and we advise you to keep them on at all times during the show when the lava is in the showroom. Also when it is cooling down and solidifying. 
  • Handmade lava-related souvenirs made on location and from our own lava is available for purchase at location.
  • The duration of the show is approximately 50 minutes.
  • You do not have to print your ticket for this tour, it is enough to have an e-ticket.

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