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Located at the Red Rock Cinema, which is just really a little shack behind a building along a quiet street in the Old Town, you'll find this very unique and worthwhile stop. This place fits the whole quirky vibe of Reykjavik perfectly, but more importantly, it's an educational visit for anyone who has even a little interest in the geology of the island. Osvaldur and Villi Knudsen (father and son) are Icelandic filmmakers, geologists and adventurists that enjoy showing their films to visitors who, if they are anything like me, are impressed by the dedication of these men to capturing as much of the volcanic activity in Iceland that they possibly can in order to learn about their world and educated the rest of us.

You can choose to just see Part One of the Volcano Show, which takes about an hour and costs 900 Kr for adults, or you can watch both Parts 1 & 2 and pay 1,150 Kr. Part One shows most of the major eruptions in Iceland from 1947 through the late '90s while Part Two chronicles the eruption of Hemaey in 1973 and Surtsey which rumbled for 4 years during the '60s. Surtsey is especially interesting since the eruption literally formed the island that still exists today.

On my visit, I was able to speak with Villi Knudsen himself although he wasn't feeling very well, so our conversation was brief. Feel better Villi!

Address: Hellusund 6A
othercontact: vknudsen2000@yahoo.com

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  • Updated May 5, 2007
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