The Lava Show Admission Ticket in Vík

In Vik, you can safely immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of red-hot lava – yes, the real deal, up close and personal

The Lava Show offers a remarkable portrayal of a volcanic eruption, achieved by heating authentic lava to a scorching 1100°C (2000°F) and pouring it into a space filled with spectators. As the sole live lava show globally, the Lava Show has garnered numerous innovation awards and recognition for its educational and cultural significance. With exceptional feedback from customers, it stands as one of Iceland’s top-rated attractions, delivering an unparalleled immersive encounter that defies comparison.

In about 50 minutes, you get to safely immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of red-hot lava! Don’t miss this exceptional chance to witness genuine molten lava up close, observe its flow, listen to its sizzle, and experience the intense heat it radiates.

The show commences with a brief introduction from the host, followed by an informative video highlighting Icelandic volcanism, the nearby volcanoes—particularly focusing on Katla volcano—and the historical impact of these volcanoes on the local population. They even share a personal narrative and outline the evacuation plan in the event of an immediate Katla eruption!

This tour is operated by Icelandic Lava Show.
Starting point
1 hour
Not included
Qualified, energetic and fun guides for the best adventure!
We take immense pride in our exceptional team of local guides who are professionals, experts, and friendly. Their goal is to make your tour unforgettable.
5900 kr.

Tour highlights & itinerary

This is what awaits you
What's included & excluded
  • A chance to get up close to real flowing lava!
  • The only live lava show in the world
  • Security goggles
  • A live host makes the show fun and personal
  • A short educational video about Icelandic volcanism
  • A true story from the 1918 Katla eruption
  • A sensory loaded experience - you feel the heat from the lava!
  • A Q&A session at the end of the show
  • A unique once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • A "back stage tour" is not included but possible to buy as an add-on (ISK 990 per person)
  • Handmade lava-related souvenirs made on location and from our own lava is available for purchase at location
What do I need to bring
  • Your good mood, eagerness to learn and willingness to ask questions. The show is always the most fun when people interact with the host.
  • If you booked your tickets online, it's enough to show the electronic tickets at the counter, no need to print them out.
Important information
  • We advice people to get there at least 10 minutes before the show, get their bearings and check out our gift shop before the show.
  • It gets HOT in the showroom when the lava pours in so people are advised to remove some layers of clothing before the show starts. The show is a safe experience and the heat should not be an issue but pregnant women, people with infants, and people with cardiovascular diseases are recommended to sit in the second row and/or close to the exit just to be on the safe side.
  • Everyone is advised to to keep their safety goggles on at all times during the show when there is lava in the showroom - also and especially when it is cooling down and solidifying.
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