Entry to the Lava Show in Vik, South Iceland w/Real Molten Lava


45-50 Minutes


All Year



Minimum Age

No Age Limit


Iceland is known as ‘The Land of Fire and Ice’, and that’s not without reason. At the Icelandic Lava Show, you’ll learn all about the volcanic history of this land and get up close to real molten lava. This show is a fun and safe way to experience Iceland’s volcanic powers. 

The Lava Show is located in the little village of Vík on Iceland’s southern coastline. Closeby is the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, Dyrhólaey Peninsula, and the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull.

Underneath these two glaciers are active volcanoes (don’t worry, they are highly monitored). At the Lava Show, you’ll learn about both of these volcanoes and others dotted around Iceland, such as the Fagradalsfjall Volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula. 

The Lava Show is entertaining from beginning to end. You’ll be greeted by the host and then shown a short, educational video about volcanoes in Iceland. You’ll learn the dramatic story of the terrifying 1918 eruption of Katla volcano, which is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in Iceland. 

Afterwards, the real spectacle begins. The host dims the light, and you’ll hear a low rumbling sound as you notice the bright-red glow of lava, which starts to flow into the showroom. Here, you’ll get to see how the lava moves, hear it sizzle, smell the melting minerals, and feel the fiery heat from the 1100°C (2000°F) hot molten lava. 

The show recreates a volcanic eruption using state of the art technology. Because this is ‘The Land of Fire and Ice’, you’ll see how this scorching lava interacts with ice in an epic battle between the elements. Just like real-life eruptions do when they happen under glaciers. 

Experience the volcanic powers of Iceland in a safe and informative way. Don’t miss out on this epic show on your journey to Iceland’s south coast. Book now to secure your ticket to this popular show.


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