• Duration: 7 hours
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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. This is the site of the most recent active volcano in Iceland

Things to note:

  • This tour requires hiking to and back from the Fagradalsfjall volcano.
  • The hike difficulty level is medium and takes about 1.5h each way.
  • Wear hiking shoes, a waterproof jacket and warm clothes
  • Bring water and snacks/dinner
  • Bring a regular face mask to protect from ashes and dust in the air


  • Mossy covered lava fields
  • Fagradalsfjall Volcano
  • Hike in Geldingadalur Valley
  • Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Seltún Hot Springs


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. 

Fagradalsfjall Volcano

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.

What's included

  • Experienced guide
  • Wi-fi on board
  • Hike to Fagradalsfjall Volcano

What's excluded

  • Meals & drinks

What do I need to bring

  • Wool or fleece (not cotton) thermal first layer of clothing
  • Waterproof and breathable hiking pants and jacket second layer
  • Wool/fleece headwear and gloves
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Water & snacks/dinner
  • Face mask is recommended to protect from ashes at the volcano
  • Hiking poles are recommended but not mandatory. This can also be rented from BusTravel Iceland.

Important information

  • The difficulty of the hike is medium.
  • Total hiking time varies on which route is accessible ranging from around 3-4 hours and 300 m elevation.
  • 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 tour is approx. 7 hours.
  • There is no food included on this tour so we recommend you bring a packed dinner/snacks and water.
  • This tour involves hiking to and back from the Fagradalsfjall volcano.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure



Guided Language

  • English


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Volcano hike and peninsula

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!

By VTKL on 2022-11-14

Amazing tour

Amazing view at the top and super good tour!

By Iris on 2022-10-20

Volcano tour

Iga is better than tommy

By Samuel on 2021-12-31


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.

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By Steven Crane on 2021-10-14

Active Volcano Evening Tour

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.

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By Anna Movin on 2021-08-07

Active Volcano Evening Tour

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

By Elliot Roberts on 2021-08-15

Active Volcano Evening Tour

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...

By Mette Kjelstrup on 2021-08-15

Active Volcano Evening Tour

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.

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By Fatma Sahia on 2021-08-22


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.

By Cecilie Mikkelsen on 2021-08-26

Active Volcano Evening Tour

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

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By Kelly Taylor on 2021-08-10

Active Volcano Evening Tour

Our guide was great. Thanks a lot for this opportunity!

By Ivo Haase on 2021-08-09

Active Volcano Evening Tour

The guide Emma and the driver were great on this tour.

By Jose Lozano on 2021-08-08

Active Volcano Evening 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!

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By Jennifer Sinclair on 2021-08-07

Active Volcano Evening Tour

What an amazing experience! We woke up the Volcano, great gathering together, once in a life time experience. Super organized, great guides!!!!

By Sabine Baumgart on 2021-08-01

Active Volcano Evening Tour


By Rachel Davis on 2021-07-30

Active Volcano Evening Tour

Great experience!!!!


Active Volcano Evening Tour

Tour was amazing and informative. We were all able to go at our own speed throughout the hike and the view was spectacular!

By Caroline Purkey on 2021-07-28

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