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Geldingadalur Volcano Hike & Blue Lagoon From Reykjavik

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Tue, Thu and Fri

  • Duration

    Approx. 10 hours

  • Start time

    9:00am – please be ready at your meeting point from 8:30am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your own way to the BSI Bus Terminal, Landspítalinn, 101 Reykjavík. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

  • Ending Point

    Same as starting point

Key Highlights

  • Hike to see the newly formed crater in Fagradalsfjall!
  • Marvel at the streams of the volcanic lava flowing through the valley under your feet
  • Enjoy admission to the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing geothermal bath
  • Try out the Silica mud mask at the Blue Lagoon for some extra pampering
  • Capture the moments and share them using the free Wi-fi on the bus

Overview

A volcano's eruption is not something you experience every day of your life or even on holiday. But you’re heading for Iceland, and it’s a country that has had plenty of volcanic activity in the past. So why not take the time then to study and enjoy the geologic mysteries of this region.

These eruptions have been shaking the very foundations of Iceland in recent times, especially the Reykjanes Peninsula. Activity that has long been predicted. So get those hiking shoes ready as you walk to the Volcano, and then relax and enjoy time at the Blue Lagoon. Ah, bliss. 

Your guided tour takes you to the volcanic eruption in Geldingadalur, also known as Fagradalsfjall Volcano. You’ll be taken to the starting point by bus, and then it’s on foot the rest of the way. 

It’ll take about 2hrs to get there, then, of course, 2hrs back. So be prepared as the lava, which is free-flowing, can change the route! But it’s a small sacrifice to witness the raw power of Mother Nature and the lava pouring out of the earth. It's a place you'll want to capture by camera or phone. 

Then, it’s onto the Blue Lagoon to relax in the thermal waters, a chance to rest those aching limbs after such an enlightening experience. With a free silica mud mask and a drink from the in-water bar, well, you can raise your glass to an extraordinary day.

Inclusions

  • Return transportation in coachFree Wi-FiThis is a guided tour & hikeComfort Admission to the Blue LagoonSilica Mud MaskUse of TowelOne drink of your choice at the in-water bar

Exclusions

  • Lunch and refreshments 

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details. Our local activity partner are highly rated and reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables without prior notice, should the necessity arise. 

Be aware that the weather can change quickly.

Wear hiking shoes, warm and waterproof clothing.

Assume that the journey may take longer than planned.

Bring a packed lunch and water to drink.

Keep an eye on your travel companions. Fatigue and hypothermia come quickly.

Stick to hills and ridges. Avoid valleys and dells in the landscape.

There is a risk of rockfall. Beware of steep slopes

The telephone connection in the area is bad and it can therefore be difficult to call for help if needed.

Eruption sites can change, and new eruption cracks may open on short notice.

Gas pollution is strongest close to the area and can lurk in valleys and dells where it is particularly dangerous.

Gas pollution can change on short notice if the eruption suddenly increases, and it is dangerous to be near the eruption sites without measuring instruments.

Reykjavik Excursions reserve the right to alter the itinerary depending on conditions around the volcano.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

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