On November 10th, ‘Lava Show‘ opened a second exhibition at Fiskislóð 73 in the ‘Grandi Harbour District’ downtown, in the city centre of Reykjavík: this is the first lava show in the world, and it has become extremely popular since its original opening in Vík (2018). Founded by Júlíus Ingi Jónsson and Ragnhildur Ágústdóttir, the show recreates a volcanic eruption by superheating real lava up to 1100 degrees Celsius and then pouring it into a showroom full of people: it is a unique experience that allows everyone to see how lava is formed in a controlled environment. The founders were inspired by the volcanic eruption at Fimmvörðuháls in 2010. ‘Lava Show’ has already welcomed in Vik thousands of visitors from all over the world and received numerous awards. The custom-made furnace used by ‘Lava Show’ in Reykjavík was designed by a company known for making rocket components for SpaceX and Blue Origin. Sustainability is very important: environmentally friendly methods are used to heat up the lava. The energy source is methane gas, produced from organic waste by the local garbage company. The lava used in the exhibition is also recycled between shows and the excess heat from the furnace is used to heat up the entire building. A very green lava, one could say. The ‘Lava Show’ also provides extensive knowledge and trivia about Icelandic geology and volcanoes, presented in a fun and understandable way. Read more on Grapevine.is