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Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike

1. Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike

Discover the exhilaration of looking for the lava fields at the Fagradalsfjall volcano on this day trip from Reykjavik. Admire the volcanic landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula as you hike up the volcano with a local guide. Delight your taste buds with some Lava chocolate. Get picked up in Reykjavík and set off for the last volcanic eruption site at the Reykjanes Peninsula. Your guide will hike up to the volcano with you and tell you all you need to know about the new Fagradalsfjall Volcano. Enjoy a moderate to difficult hike, with rocky terrain and steep slopes. Make sure to wear proper hiking shoes to be stable during the hike. Once you arrive, see the crater where the lava was coming from. Continue the hike around the Fagradalsfjall Volcano until you find the best location to sit and enjoy the view before heading back down.

Reykjavik: Guided Volcano and Lava Field Hike with Geopark

2. Reykjavik: Guided Volcano and Lava Field Hike with Geopark

Embark on a guided tour of the newly formed lava field from the volcanic eruptions in Geldingadalur and Meradalir. Enjoy the opportunity to witness rare geological activity at the now dormant volcanoes. Start your tour at the boiling mud pools and colorful landscapes of the Seltún Geothermal Area. Hike up to the volcano and take in the views of the fresh lava field. Take a walk between two continents on a stop by the bridge between the continental plates that divide the peninsula. On the way back to Reykjavík stop by Gunnuhver, the largest mud pool in Iceland. Experience the ground shaking from the enormous power released from the boiling water and steam.

From Reykjavik: Hike to Iceland's Newest Active Volcano

3. From Reykjavik: Hike to Iceland's Newest Active Volcano

Tour Iceland’s volcanic region on a day trip to one of it’s newest active volcanoes. Get picked up in Reykjavik and drive for 45 minutes to the Reykjanes Peninsula, where you’ll start the hike up to Meradalir. Hike along the mountainside until you reach a safe distance for viewing the volcanic area. Gaze into the volcano to see new land being formed, molten lava rivers cascading into the valleys, and volcano cones spewing out bright red-hot lava. Take the opportunity to discover terrain like no other place on the planet. Learn from your guide about the unique rock formations and wildlife that make Meradalir special.

From Reykjavik: Volcano Hike & the Sky Lagoon

4. From Reykjavik: Volcano Hike & the Sky Lagoon

Leave Reykjavik behind and set off for an exciting hike up an active volcano on this daytime tour. See the Geldingadalur Volcano that last erupted in 2021 and Meradalir Volcano that last erupted in August 2022. Explore the volcanic landscape before relaxing in warm geothermal waters. Depart from Reykjavik City Center and begin the journey by admiring boiling mud pools and colorful landscape at Seltún Geothermal area. Travel to the start of the hiking route and hike the most convenient way to witness the newly formed lava field. After the hike to the Volcano we head to the bridge between continents, where you get the chance to walk between the Eurasian tectonic plate and North American tectonic plate. After an exciting day exploring the volcanic wonders of Reykjanes Peninsula we head back to Reykjavik to relax in the warm geothermal waters of the Sky Lagoon, admire the ocean views from their infinity pool, and experience the included 7-Step Spa Ritual.

Geldingadalir Volcano Hike & Blue Lagoon Comfort Ticket

5. Geldingadalir Volcano Hike & Blue Lagoon Comfort Ticket

In the first half of this experience, take guided tour to the volcanic eruption in Geldingadalir, known as Fagradalsfjall Volcano. With the first eruption in the Reykjanes Peninsula in about 800 years currently taking place this sight provides a unique opportunity to study the geologic mysteries of the region. The volcano was erupting for a period of 6 months and leaves a dramatic new lava field. Reykjanes Geopark offers dramatic views everywhere you look with endless ancient lava fields, the roaring Atlantic Ocean, colorful geothermal areas, and beautiful mountain views. After a hike around the volcano and sightseeing, you can enter the world famous Blue Lagoon with a comfort admission package, and immerse yourself in the milky-blue geothermal seawaters. Included in the comfort package is entrance, a silica mud mask, use of a towel and a drink of your choice. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience to witness the newly formed crater in Geldingadalir and the Volcanic Wonders of Reykjanes Geopark, as well as a visit to one of the most relaxing wonders of the world.

From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Geopark Small-Group Tour

6. From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Geopark Small-Group Tour

Discover Iceland's "melting pot" where geothermal energy, seismic activity, and tectonic movements can all be found on this small-group half-day tour. After being picked up in downtown Reykjavík, travel by minibus to the peninsula. Before long, the beautiful Kleifarvatn and Graenavatn lakes will appear in front of you. Have your cameras ready to frame the unique beauty of these Icelandic scenes, both here and when you arrive at the Krysuvik geothermal area. Visit Reykjanesviti lighthouse where you can spot various bird species or simply enjoy the Atlantic ocean.  The tour is perfect if you want to experience the rugged beauty of Iceland before boarding your flight. The bus will be make an optional drop-off at Keflavik International Airport as well as the Blue Lagoon. Expect to return to Reykjavik by around 3:30 PM.

From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Volcanic Hike & Blue Lagoon Option

7. From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Volcanic Hike & Blue Lagoon Option

After complimentary pickup in Reykjavik, take a scenic drive along the lava-shaped coast toward the first stop. Once there, follow the trail to the Geldingadalir Valley under the care of your experienced guide. Since it first exploded into life in March 2021, Iceland’s newest volcano has sent rivers of molten lava flowing across this rugged wilderness. Hundreds of thousands of people have come to see the youngest mountain in the world, and this is your opportunity to see the brand-new jet-black fields of lava for yourself. Be led by knowledgeable guides to the volcano site and be shown how this unstoppable force has dramatically changed the Icelandic landscape. Before your arrival, be the first to see Seltun, an almost lunar landscape of red rocks, orange sediments, hissing mud pots and hot springs; be dazzled by the multi-colored craters and steam vents. The Reykjanes peninsula features even more fascinating geological gems. Next, visit the Gunnuhver Hot Springs, a group of active mud pools and steam vents named after a local witch who in folklore met her doom here, so watch your step. After, take a short 5-minute drive to Valahnúkamöl, stunning bird cliffs and basalt columns rising from the sea. Spend some time here enjoying the views of the iconic sights, including Reykjanesviti Lighthouse, the oldest still-standing structure of its kind in Iceland. From there, move on to the Bridge Between Continents, a place where a small metal footbridge straddles the ever-widening gap between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates, spanning the Mid-Atlantic Ridge just a few feet above the volcanic sands that stand between the diverging continents. As the final optional part of the tour, discover one of the most popular places in Iceland, the iconic Blue Lagoon where milky sea waters contrast with black lava fields. Here, soak all your cares away for 2 hours at the Blue Lagoon SPA. Enjoy a perfect way to relax and reflect on an unforgettable day spent on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Reykjavik: Northern Lights & Aurora Museum Guided Tour

8. Reykjavik: Northern Lights & Aurora Museum Guided Tour

Chase the Northern Lights across frozen landscapes and witness this unique phenomenon. With your experienced guide, scout out the best sights and visit the Aurora Reykjavik Museum. Begin your tour at the fantastic Aurora Reykjavik Museum. There, get an introduction to the physics behind the Northern Lights, and how to best photograph them. Next, drive to the lava fields outside Reykjavik and visit Aurora Basecamp. This newly built Northern Lights Observatory is the perfect place to witness the lights. The observatory also hosts an indoor real-time simulation of the Northern Lights in one of its domes. After the visit to the Observatory, go on a further hunt into the darkness of rural Iceland.

Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

9. Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

Embark for a once-in-life-time experience and hike up to Geldingadalir to see the hypnotic Fagradalsfjall volcano. Benefit from the comfort of pickup service and start the journey towards Geldingadalur valley. Along the way, marvel at the lunar landscapes and geological marvels of the Reykjanes peninsula. Then, begin your hike of 1-1.5 hours (one way) into the barren surrounding wilderness. Experience real adventure and get as close as it is safely possible to the edge of the ever-growing lava field. Gaze at the breathtaking fountains of fire and vivid orange rivers of lava. Your experienced guide will make your adventure safe, informative, and enjoyable, and will give you time to explore and see the volcano from different angles. Finally, continue the tour and explore the Reykjanes Peninsula with its valleys flows into the lava, its bare heights, its dark rocks and gaping craters.

Geldingadalur: Full-Day Hike from Reykjavik

10. Geldingadalur: Full-Day Hike from Reykjavik

Embark on a once-in-life-time experience on a hike up to Geldingadalir to see the phenomenon of the Fagradalsfjall Volcano. Get as close as it is safely possible, to the edge of the ever-growing lava field, exposing you to breathtaking fountains of fire and vivid orange rivers of lava. Start with a picked up from your preferred location, in a Super Jeep designed for your comfort. See some lunar landscapes and geological marvels of the Reykjanes peninsula along the drive to Geldingadalur valley. Once at the eruption site, get a quick security brief and follow the Icelandic Rescue Team instructions on the best route to take to avoid the fumes according to the wind direction. Begin the hike into the barren surrounding wilderness. Get plenty of time to explore and to see the volcano from different angles. After bearing witness to the sheer power and most magnificent force of mother nature, your guide will escort you safely back to the vehicle and you will return to the city with a head full of incredible memories.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Siggy was very knowledgeable and upbeat during a physically demanding 12 km hike. He engaged all group members and connected on a personal level regardless of nationality. Siggy was safety conscious and assisted in the descent where I could not do so myself due to physical limitation.

In addition to the volcano we visited two geothermal springs and the fracture between the two tectonic plates. Very smart guide who told very well

This tour activity was like, um, super fun. Holy crapola, I was like yeeehaaaaw during the hike, because it was soooooooo fun.

Excellent, Very professional and lovely local guide I can only recommend

Very impressive! And get great information from the guide!