Afternoon & Evening Volcano Hiking Tour

Recently erupted active volcano site adventure
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Our Afternoon and Evening Active Volcano tours from Reykjavík Iceland take you to recent eruption sites of Fagradalsfjall and Meradalir in Geldingalur Valley. You will witness the vast scale of the changes these eruptions have made to the landscape.

The 2021 eruption lasted many months while the 2022 and 2023 eruptions petered out after several weeks. The area is still very active and fascinating, being the place for 3 eruptions within 3 years!

During your exploration, you have the opportunity to learn about all the eruptions that have occurred on the Reykjanes Peninsula since 2021. Your guide will point out areas of interest, including the possibility of seeing the latest Sundhnúkur eruption, which began on December 18th 2023 and subsided 3 days later. You will also learn about previous eruptions at Fagradalsfjall, Meradalir, and Litli Hrutur, weather and safety conditions permitting.

Highlights

  • Mossy-covered lava fields
  • Fagradalsfjall Volcano & Meradalir Volcano
  • Hike in Geldingadalur Valley
  • Drive along Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Seltún Hot Springs (we may skip this stop if the hike overruns)
Starting point
Reykjavik
Duration
7 hours
Accomodation
Not included
Difficulty
Medium
Suitable for people of reasonable fitness
Live tour guide
English
Group size
Coach
Minimum age
12 years
Qualified, energetic and fun guides for the best adventures!
We take immense pride in our exceptional team of local guides who are professionals, experts, and friendly. Their goal is to make your tour unforgettable.
From
14990 kr.

Tour highlights & itinerary

This is what awaits you
What's included & excluded
  • Experienced guide for the tour and hike
  • Wi-fi on board
  • Parking fee
  • Headlamps on the evening tour departure
  • Meals & drinks
What do I need to bring
  • It is essential that you dress properly for this hike. A thermal base layer and waterproof outer layer are recommended. Jeans are not advisable as if it rains they will stay wet for hours and you risk hypothermia
  • Good sturdy walking shoes, preferably with ankle support
  • Wool/fleece headwear and gloves
  • Water & snacks
  • Hiking poles are recommended but not mandatory. This can also be rented from BusTravel Iceland
Important information
  • The hike to the volcano is rated challenging for a reasonably fit person.
  • The hike can take around 2 hours each way.
  • Volcanoes are a natural phenomenon and the level of volcanic activity at the site varies daily. Even if the volcano is not erupting during your visit, visiting the area is still fascinating.
  • The duration of the tour is approx. 7 hours.
  • There is no food included on this tour so we recommend you bring packed meals and water.
  • Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled more than 24 hours in advance of the tour. No refund is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.
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Traveler's reviews
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by Julie Newman
March 15, 2024
My husband and I booked this tour when another company cancelled theirs. We had a fantastic time! We were, by many years, the oldest in the group and found the 8km roundtrip hike to be moderate to a... Read more
by Ewonkom Clifford agbor
November 8, 2023
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by Eric Tan
July 23, 2023
An awesome experience to witness the display of fireworks. Guides were friendly, helpful and professional. Some areas for improvement though: - The bus spent more than an hour picking up customers. To... Read more
by VTKL
November 17, 2022
Tom was an excellent guide, offered much banter throughout the tour and interesting facts whilst showing us some amazing landmarks! Would recommend this to anyone visiting! Read more
by Iris
October 21, 2022
Amazing view at the top and super good tour! Read more
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