Hike to Volcanic Eruption Sites & Reykjanes Tour

Explore Iceland's volcano eruption areas and experience geothermal wonders
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See how Iceland has been shaped and sculpted by fiery volancoes

Our Volcano hike and Geothermal tour is a great introduction to the impact volcanic activity has had on the landscape of Iceland. This tour explores the Reykjanes Peninsula which is located a short drive from the capital Reykjavík. The peninsula is situated on the fissure line of the mid-Atlantic ridge which is the cause of all the eruptions, earthquakes, and other seismic activity in the region. This tour offers a chance to experience geothermal wonders, natural phenomena, and places of stunning beauty.

The tour’s highlight is hiking in the area of the recent eruptions from 2021 until today near Fagradalsfjall Volcano. The eruption in July 2023 took place close by, at Litli Hrutur and the newest eruption is also in the vicinity of the Sundhnukagigar Volcano eruption site which erupted in December 2023.

Along with this magnificent volcano site, our experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you to some of the other highlights that Reykjanes Peninsula has to offer. These include the boiling waters and sulphuric steamy 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. The compact nature of the peninsula means that you fit a lot into this 10-hour day tour.

Highlights

  • Hike to the eruption sites near Fagradalsfjall Volcano
  • Gunnuhver hot-springs
  • Reykjanesviti Lighthouse and coastal features
  • The Bridge Between Continents
  • Kleifarvatn late (Not a guaranteed stop)
  • Seltun Geothermal area (Not a guaranteed stop)

We also have a volcano tour which includes The Blue Lagoon instead of Reykjanes Peninsula sightseeing.

Starting point
Reykjavik
Duration
10 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
12900 kr.
What's included & excluded
  • Experienced guide for the tour and hike
  • Wi-fi on board
  • Hike near the Fagradalsfjall & Meradalir Volcanoes
  • Parking and admission fees
  • Headlamp
  • Meals
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 a bad idea as if it rains they will stay wet for hours and you risk hypothermia. You may be turned away if not dressed correctly for a hike
  • Good sturdy walking shoes, preferrable with ankle support
  • Water and snacks for the hike
  • Hiking poles are recommended, they can also be rented from BusTravel Iceland
Important information
  • The duration of the tour is around 10 hours. The hike to the volcano takes can take up to 2 hours.
  • Tour duration is estimated as conditions and trails can vary.
  • We reserve the right to alter the hiking route & stops taken depending on the conditions.
  • Volcanoes are a natural phenomenon and even if the volcano is not erupting during your visit, visiting the area is still fascinating.
  • 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
Traveler's reviews
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by Claudia Arenas
August 26, 2023
Excelent experience, our guide Adam is an excelent story teller and provided us with marvelous background and history about each and all the places we visited. Read more
by Emma
July 27, 2023
This was the best experience me and my partner were able to partake in during our holiday. Bogi, our tour guide was amazing. He hyped us up for the long hike ahead and taught us the Icelandic song for... Read more
by Sydney
July 18, 2023
I had a great experience with this tour/hike. Our guide Omar was very knowledgable and I learned a lot during this trip. He even took cool pictures of me and my friend lol We did this tour 2 days afte... Read more
by Ronak Gupta
June 27, 2023
First of all, volcano was really good. Great to see lava very closely. Very much disappointed with your guide Dannis!! He was very poor in communication of timings. He was just running during volcano ... Read more
by Mathis
May 19, 2023
We previously had a bad experience which such tours but it was amazing. Our guide, Siggi, made us feel like a group of friends exploring nature together. We did a few spots that weren't planned. The t... Read more
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