1. Iceland
  2. Capital Region of Iceland
  3. Reykjavik
  4. Thrihnukagigur Volcano

Inside the Thrihnukagigur Volcano: Day Trip from Reykjavik

Product ID: 33718
Descend 400 feet (120 meters) into the crater of Iceland’s Thrihnukagigur Volcano and experience a unique phenomenon of nature inside one of the country’s top attractions.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Icelandic
Booklets
English

Pickup included

Pick-up at hotels/guesthouses in Reykjavik starts 30 minutes prior to departure. Please be ready at that time in front of the building or at the bus stop assigned to your hotel/guesthouse.
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a scenic hike across a lava field, like the surface of the moon
  • Learn more about volcanoes and volcanic activity in Iceland
  • Get an amazing view of Reykjavik, the Reykjanes peninsula and the Snæfellsnes peninsula
  • Experience a very close encounter with a volcano
  • Get your adrenaline pumping on a crater descent
  • Taste delicious traditional Icelandic meat soup
Full description
Enjoy a hiking tour towards the dormant Thrihnukagigur Volcano. After your transfer and drop-off at the Bláfjöll mountain cabin, walk to Thrihnukagigur Volcano, a moderate hike of approximately 45-50 minutes, enjoying the breathtaking lava scenery en route.

The hike is classified as moderately difficulty, with straight walks and limited elevations. But the surface is hilly and uneven. Upon arrival at the crater, descend 400 feet (120 meters) inside the volcano, and experience an extraordinary natural phenomenon.

You will be informed about all safety procedures and how to behave inside the volcano, wearing a helmet and harness at all times. Each group is split into a smaller party of 4-5 people for safety and intimacy.

After a slow 10-minute descent, to ensure the safety of passengers and provide ample opportunities to experience the amazing views, spend up to an hour inside the volcano (or less if you prefer). Expert guides will be with you at all times.

End with a feast of traditional Icelandic meat soup or a vegetarian soup along with hot coffee, hot chocolate, tea or water.
Includes
  • Pick-up at your hotel in Reykjavik
  • All safety gear (helmets, harnesses, etc.)
  • Guides
  • Traditional Icelandic meat soup, coffee/tea and some sweets (vegetarians alternatives available)
  • Transfer back to your hotel in Reykjavik
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Hiking shoes
Know before you go
• Please wear good hiking shoes and warm clothes. The weather in the mountains is unpredictable and can be very different from ground level. Sneakers and jeans are not suitable.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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One of the most wonderful and exciting experiences in my life. I had an amazing walking through the path to volcano, got an instructions how to go inside volcano and safety equipment, then after visiting volcano inside I got an amazing lamb soup with lots of coffee and sweets and got a souvenir bandana after it’s all.

October 7, 2019

This experience is certainly worthwhile and not to be missed. The guides were extremely kind, knowledgeable, fun, and helpful, too. I highly, highly recommend this tour. I, also, appreciated and enjoyed the soup afterwards and the option of tea, coffee, and/or hot chocolate before and after. For us, the weather was a bit wild the day we went. Fortunately, they gave us heavy duty rain coats. The only suggestion I would give to visitors is that, if there is rain, I would encourage wearing gaiters because, despite having waterproof pants and shoes and a long rain jacket, the wind still blew my pants around and water still got into my shoes to the point that I was pouring water out of my them (more than once). But hey! To me, all of this just added more adventure to the adventure. So, I didn’t mind at all. Overall, this a unique opportunity that is not to be missed! :)

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October 1, 2019

Inside the volcano is not to be missed!

We had rain and wind for our 3 km walk to the volcano. Going down the swing stage scaffold was slow and steady and without vertigo. It is an awesome experience. Inside the volcano. The guides are excellent. The weather worsened on the way back. The trip was exhilarating overall and we thoroughly recommend it for a true Icelandic experience.

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September 13, 2019

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Product ID: 33718