Earthquake Simulator at Hveragerði

The exhibition presents the causes and derivatives the earthquake 2008 in Hveragerði.

Located 45 km from Reykjavik, Hveragerði may be seen from the vantage point of the Kambar mountain slope, as it spreads out across a 5,000-year-old lava field.

Hveragerði´s, most precious gem is its geothermal park. There cannot be many towns in the world with hot springs literally in people’s back yard.

The Geothermal Park

The geothermal park is centrally located and is open every day in the summer time. A natural clay foot bath can be enjoyed in the park and afterwards, you can soak your feet in one of the hot springs.

You can boil an egg in the hot springs and later enjoy warm with the bread. Guidance is provided on the spot.

Powerful earthquake (6,3 Richter scale) struck the South coast of Iceland at 15:45 on the 29th of May in 2008. The epicentre of the quake was about two kilometres south-east of Hveragerði.


Epicentre

The area closest to the epicentre of the quake suffered severe damage of houses and contents as this was being thrown around in the earthquake. The exhibition presents the causes and derivatives the earthquake 2008 in Hveragerði.

Contact

4810 Hveragerði
Reykjavik, Capital Region
Iceland
Web
hveragerdi.is
Phone
+ +354 483 -4601

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Coordinates
  • Lattitude: 63.999455
  • Longitude: -21.179721