According to press releases, a permanent Icelandic Lava Show is to open in the Grandi district of Reykjavik by the summer of next year. Three years ago, the world’s first and only live lava show was opened in Vík í Mýrdal in the south of Iceland.
The exhibition in Vík recreates the eruption of a volcano by melting rocks at 1100 ° C and pouring it into an auditorium with an audience. Nowhere else in the world is it possible to be safely so close to hot, molten lava. The show met with excellent opinions and reviews.
An investment agreement was concluded with new investors who will finance the further growth and development of the Lava Show. The company has signed a contract with EB Invest, which joins the group of owners, providing financing for the opening of a new exhibition.
Birgir Örn Birgisson represents EB Invest. “I went to the lava show last spring and was delighted. For many days I thought about all the possibilities that come with it “ Says Birgir. “When we started talking to the founders and owners of the Icelandic Lava Show, it was clear we had the same vision. We have great ambitions, both in Iceland and beyond “ – he adds.
Júlíus Ingi Jónsson and Ragnhildur Ágústsdóttir, founders of the Icelandic Lava Show, explain that while the Vík exhibition focuses mainly on the Katla volcano and the threat it poses in the south of Iceland, the Reykjavik show will focus on Icelandic volcanism in general, with a particular focus on the dangers of Icelandic Lava Show. in the vicinity of the capital. It promises to be mesmerizing.