Lonely Planet review
Get the back story on the neighbouring lava flows at the newly built Volcano Museum , housed in the town’s old cinema. The brainchild of vulcanologist Haraldur Sigurdsson, the museum features art and artefacts relating to the study of eruptions and their devastating effects. Haraldur himself is usually hangin’ around offering additional titbits from his 40 years in the field. Ask about the geologically themed day trips (eight hours; Ikr13,000), which circle the peninsula.