Photo: Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson
A ground-breaking ceremony took place earlier this week for the new and exciting LAVA – Iceland Volcano & Earthquake Center.
LAVA is located by the foothills of our greatest volcanos on Iceland's Ring Road in the town Hvolsvöllur, just 100 km east of Reykjavík. The center will serve tourists and locals with variety of services and entertainment such as a multimedia exhibition, movie, information desk, restaurants and shopping.
The main exhibition in the centre is an interactive experience that will reveal the epic forces of nature that shape our planet and created Iceland. You will literally feel the power beneath our feet and experience our biggest earthquake. You will feel small, you can touch, you can feel and you will see the "fiery heart" of Iceland.
Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Prime Minister, Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Minister of Tourism and Ísólfur Gylfi Pálmason, Mayor of Rangárþing Eystra took part of the ground-breaking ceremony. Photo: Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson