Thorvaldseyri Visitor Centre, South Iceland
In case you missed the 2010 ‘event of the year’ here in Iceland, better known as the Eyafjallajökull eruption, you can now get a chance to experience at least some of the excitement at
the newly opened Thorvaldseyri Visitor Centre.
Featuring a powerful 20 minute documentary punctuated with gripping footage of ground and aerial views of the eruption, the tiny yet impressive visitor centre sits right at the foot of the volcano itself. The film is narrated in a compelling first person perspective by farm owners Ólafur Eggertsson and his wife Guðný Valberg, allowing us a fascinating glimpse into their lives during that uncertain spring of 2010.
The geothermally-heated visitor centre has already received over 1600 visitors since opening on 14th April, 2011 and also contains a gift shop and photo gallery. A definite must this summer and worth every kronur of the 800 kr entrance fee.
Þorvaldseyri • 861 Hvolsvelli
+354 487 5757