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Volcano Eruption Hike - Small Group Tour from Reykjavik

Instant confirmation E-Voucher

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Start time

    9am

  • Meeting Point

    We offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off at hotels, guesthouses and bus stops in Reykjavik. Please mention your pickup address while making the reservation. Alternatively, you can join the tour at our local partner’s office at Hafnarstræti 20 / Bus stop 6.

    In case pickup is not possible directly from your hotel, you will be picked up from another location nearest to your place. Click here to view the bus stops

  • Ending Point

    You will be dropped off to your hotel or the nearest stop

Key Highlights

  • Visit the fascinating site of Iceland’s latest volcanic eruption in Fagradalsfjall
  • Explore the geothermal wonders of Reykjanes peninsula
  • New landscapes being created in front of your eyes
  • Visit the Krysuvik geothermal area and walk between the boiling mud pools
  • Visit the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula, Kleifarvatn
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted

Overview

Navigate the mossy older lava fields of Reykjanes Peninsula, reach the fascinating site of Iceland’s latest volcanic eruption in Fagradalsfjall and visit other geothermally active area on the peninsula on a thrilling volcano hike!

A roughly 2-hour hike through challenging terrain leads you to the eruption site. Depending on the weather, you may witness billowing smoke and a red glow reflecting against the clouds before finally seeing the craters themselves, looming over the valley and spewing red-orange lava hundreds of meters into the air.

There are several craters actively erupting, all in a row along the same magma fissure. Since the eruption first started on March 19, 2021, the molten lava has been slowly inundating the valleys surrounding the craters, completely altering the terrain.

After spending 2-3 hours at the site, you will be returning to Reykjavik. There will be a short stop at Krysuvik geothermal area where you can weave your way through the boiling mud pools and natural volcanic steam vents.

From there you’ll be heading to the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula, Kleifarvatn. Situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and at 97 meters, the lake is one of the deepest in Iceland. An earthquake in 2000 caused the water level of the lake to drop suddenly. The water level has since returned to normal but along the south shore of the lake, steam from numerous hot springs can still be seen which were revealed after the earthquake.

Inclusions

  • Volcano Tour
  • Round Trip Transport
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Free WiFi on the Bus
  • Comfortable Coaches

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Our local activity partner are highly rated and reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables without prior notice, should the necessity arise.

The hike to the eruption site is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours each way over uneven terrain.

Remember to wear good hiking shoes and bring wind/water repellent clothing

The trail is subject to change based on the lava flow from the eruption.

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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