Volcano Hike & Northern Lights Tour

Fagradalsfjall & Meradalir Volcanoes & aurora in one day!
Iceland will wow you with its earth and its skies

Join us on two of our most popular tours and enjoy two uniquely Icelandic adventures for a special price. Don´t miss your chance to visit the volcano eruption site, followed by an evening hunting for the elusive aurora borealis. Your day starts with your late morning Volcano hike tour after which you are dropped back to Reykjavík. There you can freshen up and enjoy dinner before the next chapter of your adventure begins, our evening Northern Lights hunting tour.

As you explore the area, you’ll get the chance to learn about the history of volcanic eruptions that have taken place since 2021. Your guide will highlight key sites, potentially including the recent Sundhnúkur eruption that started on December 18th, 2023, and almost died out three days later. Additionally, you’ll have the chance to learn about earlier eruptions at locations like Fagradalsfjall, Meradalir, and Litli Hrutur, subject to weather and safety conditions.

Combo tours

Our combo Northern Lights Tours afford you the opportunity to maximize your time and enjoy a sightseeing tour before your evening aurora hunting bus tour. But squeezing the maximum out of one day is not the only benefit as you also get a discount on both tours.

Highlights:

  • Moss-covered lava fields
  • Fagradalsfjall and Meradalir Volcanoes
  • Hike in Geldingadalur Valley
  • Seltún Hot Springs
  • Aurora Chasing Evening tour

Please note, that the total duration of the two guided tours is approximately 11 hours.

Starting point
Reykjavik
Duration
13 hours
Accomodation
Not included
Difficulty
Medium
Suitable for people of reasonable fitness
Live tour guide
English
Group size
Coach
Minimum age
12 years
Availability
Aug - Apr
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
19990 kr.

Tour highlights & itinerary

This is what awaits you
What's included & excluded
  • Experienced guide
  • Wi-fi on board
  • Hike to Fagradalsfjall Volcano
  • Northern Light Hunting tour from Reykjavík
  • Hot-chocolate drink on the Northern Lights tour
  • Meals and drinks other than mentioned above
What do I need to bring
  • Wool or fleece (not cotton) thermal first layer of clothing. Jeans are not permitted.
  • Waterproof and breathable hiking pants and jacket second layer
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Hat and gloves
  • Water and snacks
  • Hiking poles are recommended but not mandatory. This can also be rented from BusTravel Iceland.
Important information
  • The difficulty of the hike is moderate. The hike takes around 1.5-2 hours each way over sometimes rough terrain. 6-12km in total.
  • 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.
  • The duration of the volcano tour is approx. 7 hours and the Northern Lights tour is approx. 4 hours.
  • There is no food included on this tour so we recommend you bring a packed dinner/snacks and water.
  • If you don´t see the Northern Lights on your tour, you can go again for free. This offer is valid for 36 months. Just contact our customer service team to reschedule.
  • Cancellation policy: Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
Got more questions or need help? No problem. Read FAQ or contact us on live chat or info@bustravel.is
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