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Geldingadalur Volcano Hike with Guidance

Instant confirmation E-Voucher

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Approx. 7 hours 

  • Start time

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

  • Meeting Point

    We offer pick up and drop off from all hotels, larger guest houses and cruise ship terminals in Reykjavik. If you are staying outside the city than we can pick you up from the BSI Bus Terminal, Landspítalinn, 101 Reykjavík. Please mention your pickup address while making the reservation.

  • Ending Point

    Same as starting point

Key Highlights

  • Hike to and explore the newly formed crater in Fagradalsfjall
  • Marvel at the sight of streams of lava flowing through the valley
  • Explore the steaming activity and new areas of the volcanic hot ground
  • Enjoy free Wi-Fi onboard the bus and share your moments with family and friends
  • Let your guide show you around this once in a life-time experience

Overview

Ever wanted to experience and see the might of a live volcano! The lava flows changing the very landscape you’re in, before your very eyes! It’s really a once in a lifetime experience, and something to tell your family and friends when you return home. Well, you're in Iceland, and there are opportunities to see this natural phenomenon.

It’s the first eruption to occur for around 800 years for the Reykjanes Peninsula. Creating an amazing opportunity to study the event and the mysteries of the region.

Now you can see this natural event, the experts have long predicted, would happen. You’ll need to pack your hiking gear as you head out to the volcanic eruption in Geldingadular and the Fagradalsfjall Volcano.  

Hop in the bus from your designated pick-up point, and you’ll be driven with your guide to the start point. From here, it’s a 1.5-hour hike to the region. Where you’ll see the raw power of the lava pouring out of the surface of the earth and witness how the lava is changing the very landscape, you’re walking on.  

With your guide at hand, you’ll witness nature at work in one of the most dramatic landscapes on the planet. Then it's a trek back, knowing that you'd have had quite the adventure.

Inclusions

  • Return transportation in coachFree Wi-Fi
  • This is a guided tour & hike

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. 

Please arrive at your pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Remember to dress according to the weather and to bring food and drink. 

Please wear hiking shoes and bring crampons as conditions can be slippery during winter.

Be aware that the weather can change quickly.

Please note that the volcano is ever-changing and is sometimes dormant.

Sightings of spouting lava are rare and cannot be guaranteed.

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

Indicated return times can vary due to road & weather conditions.

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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