Travel Iceland’s New Lava Center Will Overlook Three Active Volcanoes

16:51  19 may  2017
16:51  19 may  2017 Source:   Mental Floss

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As The Guardian reports, the new volcano and earthquake center will provide views of three active volcanoes when it opens June 1. The Lava Center is situated in the town of Hvolsvöllur in south Iceland . Surrounding it are some of the most active volcanoes in the country.

Volcanoes , volcanoes , volcanoes Iceland is one of the most eruptive places on Earth by Mike Matz. Between 1963 and 1967, for instance, an underwater volcano twenty miles south of Iceland belched enough lava to form a new island, which Iceland named Surtsey.

The volcanoes of Iceland are famous for shaping the island’s landscape, fueling its hot springs, and causing mass flight delays. Now, the nation is getting its own museum dedicated to its volatile underbelly. As The Guardian reports, the new volcano and earthquake center will provide views of three active volcanoes when it opens June 1.

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Active volcanoes are normally best avoided, but we found some that you can actually visit. No recent eruptive activity , but Iceland ’ s volcanic regions are active and are regularly monitored Access: Easy. Now the action is at the Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook crater, where lava recently overflowed to

Iceland has a high concentration of active volcanoes due to its location on the mid-Atlantic Ridge, a divergent tectonic plate boundary, and also due to its location over a hot spot. The island has 30 active volcanic systems, of which 13 have erupted since the settlement of Iceland in AD 874.

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Visitors can see all three of the explosive behemoths from the center’s 360-degree viewing platform. Other attractions at the museum include a timeline of volcanic eruptions, an artificial “ash corridor,” and a 30-foot-tall recreation of a lava stream beneath the Earth’s surface. The space also features a movie theater where guests can watch real-life footage of volcanoes and earthquakes.

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Lava , the Iceland Volcano & Earthquake Centre is due to open in spring 2017 and promises to bring visitors into the ‘fiery heart’ of Iceland . The attraction’ s prime selling point is a 360-degree viewing platform that overlooks the three great volcanoes of Eyjafjallajökull, Katla and Hekla.

When it launches next month, the Lava Center will be just one way to experience Iceland’s geological wonders. The destination is also home to lava fields, visible tectonic plates, and dormant volcanoes that are accessible to the public.

All images courtesy of Lava Center.

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