From volcanoes and glaciers to black beaches, geothermal pools and the Northern Lights, Iceland is one of the world’s wildest, weirdest destinations. A paradise for adventurous travellers.
This high-tech, glass-domed museum recreates the geological wonders of Iceland in an immersive, sound-and-vision experience.
Among the exhibits, you can walk inside an ice cave, experience a volcanic eruption, see a recreation of the seabird cliffs of Latrabjarg and feel what it’s like to watch the Northern Lights (without having to stay up till midnight for the privilege).
It’s a fun, informative experience, and makes a good primer should you choose to visit some of the sights in real life. Don’t miss the views over Reykjavik from the Observation Deck.
Getting there & doing it
The museum is in south Reykjavik, near the Oskjuhlid, a tranquil forest park that’s popular with Reykjavikers for picnics and walks. There’s a large car park, or you can easily catch a bus from the city centre.
When to do it
The museum is at its busiest on summer weekends, so arrive early or late on a weekday to dodge the crowds.
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