Active Volcano Afternoon & Evening Tour

Active Volcano Afternoon & Evening Tour
Active Volcano Afternoon & Evening Tour
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1735
  • Duration6 hours
  • Group SizeNo max
  • Meeting LocationPick-up and drop-off anywhere in the great Reykjavik area

Tour description

Active Volcano Afternoon & Evening Tour

A new fissure has opened at Fagradalsfjall at around 14.00 on August 3rd, 2022!

These afternoon and evening departures from Reykjavík take you directly to the Fagradalsfjall volcano in Geldingalur valley to witness the miracle of land forming before our eyes. Fagradalsfjall is currently erupting again after a period of inactivity.

The tour departs from Reykjavik at 11 AM or 6:30 PM

Hike

This hike takes around 2 hours one way and is of moderate difficulty for a person of reasonable fitness. You will be there with an experienced guide who will tell you about the area’s geology and explain the formation of volcanoes. Please follow his instructions as you cannot enter some areas or come too close to the lava for safety reasons.

Please take comfortable hiking shoes, warm clothes, waterproof layers, snacks, and a water bottle. 

The Peninsula of Reykjanes is a true volcanic wonder hosting unique natural phenomena; open rift zones, mossy-covered lava fields, geothermal fields, mountain lakes, fishing villages, and breathtaking coastal features. Reykjanes lies on one of the world’s major plate boundaries, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, between the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America, drifting apart from one another, resulting in open fissures and volcanic activity.

What's Included

  • Experienced guide for the tour and hike
  • Hike to Fagradalsfjall Volcano
  • Pick up and drop off from Reykjavík
  • Wi-fi on board
  • Parking and admission fees
  • Use of headlamp

Good To Know

  • The minimum age of passengers is 6
  • There is no food included on this tour
  • This tour involves hiking to and back from Fagradalsfjall volcano; the hike is about 8km total with elevation gain of around 300m
  • Volcanoes are a natural phenomenon and the level of volcanic activity at the site varies from day to day. Even if the volcano is not erupting during your visit, visiting the area is still fascinating
  • Hiking poles are recommended and can also be rented when booking

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

The volcanic eruption can be one of the most emotional experiences in your life.

It’s unbelievable, especially at night! 

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