Active Volcano & Reykjanes Geothermal Tour

Active Volcano & Reykjanes Geothermal Tour
Active Volcano & Reykjanes Geothermal Tour
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  • Duration11 hours
  • Group SizeNo max
  • Meeting LocationPick-up and drop-off anywhere in the great Reykjavik area

Tour description

Active Volcano & Reykjanes Geothermal Tour

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

Join us for the ultimate volcanic and geothermal adventure! We pick you up in Reykjavík and hike through lava moss-covered terrain to Fagradalsfjall Volcano, where thousands of earthquakes formed the multiple volcanoes in Gelldingalur Valley. The beautiful backcountry of Reykjanes Peninsula offers a chance to experience geothermal wonders, natural phenomena, and places of stunning beauty! The senses are in for the ride of your life to the volcano eruption site, earthquakes moving continents apart, fantastic scenery, and geothermal activity out of this world.

The tour departs from Reykjavik at 8 AM.


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. 

Check our blog, How to Enjoy Volcanic Eruptions in Iceland Safely

Reykjanes Peninsula 

Along with this magnificent volcano, our experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you to some other highlights that Reykjanes Peninsula offers. These include the boiling waters and steamy sulphuric air at the Seltún and Gunnuhver hot springs, a walk between the American and Euroasian continental plates at the Bridge between Continents, an excellent photo opportunity at Reykjanesviti lighthouse, and the black sand beaches of Kleifarvatn Lake.

We will return to Reykjavik around 7 PM


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
  • Reykjanes Peninsula attractions

Good To Know

  • The minimum age of passengers is 6
  • No food is included on this tour, but there will be a stop to buy lunch
  • 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

A hike to the volcanic eruption is an unforgettable and once-in-a-lifetime experience. It’s a must-see in Iceland, and the combo with visiting the impressive and underrated Reykjanes Peninsula is an excellent option for a one-day tour from Reykjavik! 


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