At the brand new "state-of-the-art" Lava Centre you will learn about the birth and growth of Iceland as one of the world’s largest volcanic islands. It has risen during millions of years from the submarine North Atlantic Ridge, through countless volcanic eruptions. They occur as a large mantle plume locally adds molten rock to the magma up-flow beneath the rifting segments that line this ridge. The spreading along the ridge results in the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates moving apart 20 kilometres every million years.
For younger children we offer ear muffs to protect against moderate levels of noise in everyday situation such as social and leisure activities.the exhibition and the cinema. We also offer comfort bunnies for the youngest to take through the experience, these are toy bunnies that give the children comfort and makes them less afraid as they are caring for someone else.