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There are indoor and outdoor parks in many parts of the country for the entire family to enjoy.

Icelandic Lava Show
Icelandic Lava Show is the first and only live lava show in the world. The show is located at Víkurbraut 5 in the beautiful village of Vík on the South Coast, in the heart of Katla UNESCO Global Geopark, surrounded by volcanoes, glaciers, beautiful nature, and black sand beaches. It takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes to drive from Reykjavík to Vík without stopping. We recommend that you arrive at the Icelandic Lava Show no later than 15 minutes before the show starts.  The show begins with a short opening from the show‘s host and then delves into a short educational video about Icelandic volcanism and why Iceland is such an active volcano island. Then Katla UNESCO GEOPARK and the volcanoes surrounding Vík are highlighted with a good explanation of why these volcanoes are considered among the most dangerous on the planet. After that, the show takes the audience 100 years back in time with a dramatic story about the catastrophic Katla volcano eruption in 1918. The highlight of the show is when everyone is advised to put on their security goggles and the lava starts pouring into the showroom. The bright orange color as the lava starts flowing into the room is like sunrise and as the lava starts gliding over the ice it starts to bubble and crackle. The most surprising aspect, however, is the intense heat that radiates from the lava and the temperature in the showroom quickly rises. For a few moments, the only thing you want to do is sit there transfixed on the lava, mesmerized by the sensory onslaught as you watch the lava cool in front of your eyes, slowly turning from bright orange to grey to black. It is an experience unlike anything else you have ever experienced.  Soon after the lava flows into the room, the show‘s host starts playing with the lava, explaining the different aspects of it and what it really was that you just witnessed. As the lava continues to cool down, the host is able to demonstrate some really interesting aspects and wonders of lava and encourages the audience into an interactive Q&A session.  In the end, when the doors to the showroom are opened, it is usually a bright-eyed and flushed group of audience that walks out of the room, still wrapping their heads around the remarkable experience they just had in this wonderland of ice and fire. Most agree that Icelandic Lava Show is a must-see for everyone visiting Iceland. See our video here    
Friðheimar
Food Experience In Friðheimar we create a pleasant Food Experience for our guests where lunch is enjoyed among the tomato plants, as the restaurant is located inside the greenhouse. Enjoy the special experience of entering a greenhouse with its fragrant tomato plants – and then sitting down to a feast of the famous and delicious Friðheimar‘s tomato-based cuisine – with tomato plants all around. Some would also like to raise a glass of tomato schnapps!  Visitors can also buy delicious food souvenirs such as tomato jam, cucumber salsa, and tomato drink. Everything homemade. We recommend booking a table in advance through www.dineout.is/fridheimar   Greenhouse visit and a Horse show or Visit to the stableWe also offer a Greenhouse Visit where guests are informed how Icelanders are able to grow vegetables the whole year round with help from nature!  A Horse show or Visit to the stable is available where the history and gates of the Icelandic horse are introduced in light and professional way in a nice environment. After the show, our guests are welcome to the stable where they can meet the horses, take pictures and talk to the riders.  Friðheimar is a farm operated by an Icelandic family who is breeding Icelandic horses and growing vegetables all year round with help from nature. A visit to Friðheimar is in perfect harmony with the Golden Circle route and is great entertainment for all age groups and especially people that are curious about family farm life in Iceland.  Please notice that the Greenhouse visit and Horse show/Visit to the stable need to be booked in advance via email (fridheimar@fridheimar.is) 
Efsti-Dalur II
In Efstidalur you will get a unique and different experience. Right in the middle of the Golden Circle, you get a glance of the farm life in Iceland. This family farm has opened up for tourists and offers a variety of products straight from the farm, such as the famous ice cream, skyr and feta cheese. The restaurant also offers beef from the farm and other local food. We welcome you to come and meet our family at work! For opening hours, please visit our Facebook site. The horse rental is open in the summertime.
LAVA centre
LAVA "Iceland Volcano & Earthquake Center" reveals the epic forces of nature that shaped our planet and created Iceland only 20 million years ago. LAVA is dedicated to the unique volcanoes and geology of Iceland. The center features an interactive educational exhibition exploring the art and science of geology and the volcanic systems in Iceland and an educational learning center for geology where staff members educate visitors to make the visit as enjoyable and memorable as possible. The interactive exhibition further displays a collection of artifacts, films, and graphics from various volcano eruptions in the past century. For opening hours and price, click here 
Ulfljótsvatn Scout Centre
One of the largest public campsites in Iceland is owned and run by the Scout movement at Úlfljótsvatn Outdoor and Scout Centre. With a family friendly setting, the staff runs activities during weekends from June to August. Indoor accommodatin is available by advanced booking.   Our campers can enjoy a great outdoor surrounding, with plenty of opportunities for self-led hikes and activities. On-site you will find a football pitch, a volleyball field, two obstacle courses (one of them being on water!), climbing net, frisbee golf course, football golf course and more. During high season weekends our staff runs activities for campers, such as climbing, archery and paddling. Check for timings at the on-site Service Center. Fishing within the campsite perimeter is included in the camp fee. So are hot showers and access to a small kitchen/dining room in the Service Center that also hosts a small shop with soft drinks, sweets and camping gear. Electricity connections are available, as well as laundry washing and dumping and refilling for RV‘s. Groups can book accommodation, activities, meals, equipment rental and transportation through our international website www.campiceland.com or at ulfljotsvatn@skatar.is. Úlfljótsvatn is located right at the heart of South Iceland, making it an ideal place for your „base camp“ during your exploration of the South. And best of all? Your visit will help us offer a great outdoor adventure to children and young people!

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