Active Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hiking in Geldingadalur Half-Day departure from Reykjavík
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These afternoon and evening departures from Reykjavík Iceland take you directly to the Fagradalsfjall volcano area in Geldingalur valley to witness the miracle of land forming before our very eyes.
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Live feed from the Volcano
The erupting volcano in Icelands' Fagradalsfjall is ongoing for the first time in 7000 years and now is the time to come see nature wonder happening before our eyes. This true geothermal wonderland starts with a scenic drive through fairy-like lava fields covered in a thick layer of green moss past the majestic Lake Kleifarvatn, stopping by the colorful Seltún Hot Springs Geothermal area at Krýsuvík before we hike into Geldingadalur Valley to see the live volcanic activity all around. You will be able to enjoy your packed dinner while watching lava flowing from the volcano. On the way back from this unique experience seeing moss and land in the making we will drive through the Reykjanes Peninsula where previous volcanos have formed now rock hard formations and soft lava moss.
An active volcano and naturally warm healing waters is something that you don't see every day and in this tour volcanic- and geothermal activity run the scene to make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The beautiful backcountry of Reykjanes Peninsula offers variated scenery, natural phenomena, and places of stunning beauty and is only a short distance from Reykjavík! Being so close to the nature-surrounded capital Reykjavík, a tour to the active volcano in Geldingadalir and gives you the great opportunity to visit a number of interesting places at a relaxed pace without much time spent on the road.
The Peninsula of Reykjanes is a true volcanic wonder hosting unique natural phenomenon; 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 in between the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America, drifting apart from one another resulting in open fissures and volcanic activity.
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Absolutely fantastic tour, couldn't get up to the summit because of extremely high winds. Our guide Tommy was very knowledgeable of the volcano and took us to a freshly solidified lava field where we could see the cracks in the rock still smoking and difference in the rocks, as a few weeks before that lava flow wasn't there. Amazing to see. Highly recommended.
The bus was late but we got the information both in textmessage and in email so it was fine. The show in the volcano was marvelous. I was not so happy about the guide told us we should leave the volcano at 00.30 but already at 23.45 started talking about getting down because we were cold. So many people was on the volcano and went everywhere so I think a deal must be a deal. The people that stayed on the first top was told not to go further but a big group was also on the next top. More clear information BEFORE leaving the bus would be nice. Apart from that the guide was funny and talkative and interesting. I think that the price should be higher and walking sticks included (they are anyway) and headlamp and wery warm clothes and wind/waterproof clothes should be recommended for the night trip. It says 5 hours but you should expect +1 hour in each end to pick up and that is not so clear (it matters to help plan food and drinks for the tour) But I recommend this trip to all.
Was a good trip (weather didn’t ply ball) - 1 comment is that it’s advertised as a 5 hour trip but in reality is 6 and a half which meant 1am drop off
The tour was great, and the guide Thorhall took safety very seriously. The volcano was sleeping though, and it was foggy, but that is just how it is with nature...
I booked the active volcano hike evening tour. Unfortunately, there is no service of complimentary ticket in the case, if there is nothing to see. Whale watching tours and northern light tours operate with those kind of tickets, which are up to 2 years, so you still get the chance to see something another time. It is much less risk to book such a tour then. We really had a thick fog on our volcano tour. Luckily, we saw a bit of lava. Otherwise, it would have been a pity for the money.
It was amazing! The guide was so good. He made it a fun trip despite of bad weather. When we arrived, it all cleared up and I had a sight that I will never forget! So special.
Easy to book, pickup a little confusing but once we got going later than anticipated, trip was great. Stopped at a couple real cool spots to quickly walk and photo then stopped for water/ snacks. Took a night tour- strongly recommend. It’s a little cooler but you’re going to heat up on your hour plus walk up some pretty steep but manageable trails. We were all given matching orange vests and option of ski poles( walking stick).Guide was great, funny, insightful, amazing- forgot his name but local knowledge was spectacular. Hike up great- gave us several hours on top. Caught an incredibly active day- lava was exploding!!! Lava flow down mountain was stunning. The lava and flow lit the sky- one of if not THE coolest thing I ever saw. Night time enhanced it immensely.We agreed to meet back at bus- everyone cooperated- ride home smooth as they dropped off all parties. Strongly recommend, well run, breathtaking experience I will never forget
Our guide was great. Thanks a lot for this opportunity!
The guide Emma and the driver were great on this tour.
What an experience! We got started sooo late - 21:30. Then to climb to the heavens it took 90 minutes of guts, prayers and sweat. But the volcano came through and we saw an entire fissure open up. The tour guys were funny and very concerned about safety. We got back to our hotel at 3 am and watched the 20-hr sun rise while tending to our wounds. It’s a very very difficult journey so be ready and use this company when you do!
What an amazing experience! We woke up the Volcano, great gathering together, once in a life time experience. Super organized, great guides!!!!
Tour was amazing and informative. We were all able to go at our own speed throughout the hike and the view was spectacular!
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