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  • Reykjavík: Half-Day Guided Hike of Fagradalsfjall Volcano

    1. Reykjavík: Half-Day Guided Hike of Fagradalsfjall Volcano

    Enjoy an afternoon or evening hike in Geldingadalur Valley, where lava flows from erupting volcanoes, to witness the Fagradalsfjall Volcano. Learn the history of the volcanoes of the area from your expert guide. Get picked up in Reykjavík and set out on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views towards the Fagradalsfjall Volcano and Geldingadallur Valley. The Fagradalsfjall Volcano is erupting for the first time in 7,000 years. Once at the valley, put on your hiking gear and head towards the volcano to hopefully see some live lava flowing. Bring snacks along with you and enjoy them while you watch the spectacular natural show. Afterward, as you drive along the peninsula, your guide will fill you in on the history of volcanos in the area — many long-dormant, now covered by soft green lava moss.

    Our guide Boje and driver Sentri (probably not the correct spelling) we’re fun and informative and kept everyone safe on this trip. Sadly the weather was horrendous but that’s nature. We saw some smouldering lava and could feel the heat, sadly nothing else. It gives us a reason to come back.

  • Skaftafell National Park: 3-Hour Glacier Hike

    2. Skaftafell National Park: 3-Hour Glacier Hike

    Discover what it feels like to walk on impacted ice on an amazing hike across tan outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier. Get breathtaking views of the ice-covered peaks of Skaftafell National Park in the epic wilderness of Iceland. Meet your guide at the Skaftafell visitor center to pick-up your crampons, ice axes, harnesses and helmets. Then, drive by bus to the start of your hike and put on your crampons and steel frames tied to your hiking boots for the amazing adventure ahead. Spend around 60 to 90 minutes on the ice to see crevasses and deep cracks on the surface. Learn about the vertical shafts known as moulins, formed when melting water finds its way into the fissures and cracks. Look into small ice tunnels and capture the beautiful blue heart of the ice in the winter. Learn the history of the glacier from your English-speaking guide.

    Highly recommend this glacier hiking tour! Erica, our tour guide, was super knowledgeable and wonderful ! Even though it was rainy and cloudy when the hike started, the sun came out halfway through and we saw the most incredible up-close views of the glacier and surrounding valleys. Unforgettable!

  • Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Blue Lagoon

    3. Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Blue Lagoon

    Enjoy the mountain views at Lake Kleifarvatn and hike the amazing journey to the Fagradalsfjall volcano. Start your adventure with pickup in Reykjavík and head towards the Reykanes Peninsula. Peer out of the window to a landscape of mossy-covered lava fields, geothermal fields, fishing villages, breathtaking coastal features, and mountain lakes. Explore the underwater hot springs and black basalt beach of Lake Kleifarvatn. Hike to the erupting Fagradalsfjall Volcano in Geldingadalur valley. Witness newly formed green lava flowing from the volcano into old lava moss and rocks. End your day by relaxing in the Blue Lagoon. Let the warm healing geothermal waters soften your muscles and soul after your volcanic experience.

    We were so lucky to see a fresh lava flow. Simon and his father were so supportive, knowledge and encouraging. Thankd you

  • Inside the Thrihnukagigur Volcano: Day Trip from Reykjavik

    4. Inside the Thrihnukagigur Volcano: Day Trip from Reykjavik

    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 volcan...

    Inside the vulcano was beautiful and very special! The colors are amazing!! I really liked it! It was very nice. The hike to the vulcano was long and extremely cold because of the weather. When we arrived there was no time too warm up. We had to go in a hurry inside the vulcano and when we were inside we had only 25 minutes to enjoy the surrounding. For me this was too much in a hurry and too short for the value of money. But despite all that the experience was really amazing!

  • Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Geothermal Tour

    5. Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Geothermal Tour

    Iceland's Geldingadalur Valley now had multiple craters erupting for the first time in 7000 years, the Fagradalsfjall Volcano crater being the most active. Start with a pickup in Reykjavík before heading on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views. The first stop is Lake Kleifarvatn, where you will enjoy scenes of the black beach and surrounding mountains. Next, get your hiking gear on and hike towards Geldingadalur Valley to see live volcanic activity coming from Fagradalsfjall Volcano. You will be able to enjoy your packed lunch on the hike while seeing lava flowing from the volcano. After, drive by the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the volcanos of the past have created land formations now covered by soft green lava moss. You'll then get to see and feel the Gunnuhver Hot Springs, where boiling waters and steam will reignite your senses. Only a 5-minute drive from there, you'll st...

    It was very good tour. Unfortunately the volcano had stopped erupting for 5 days so we did not see it erupt.

  • Reykjavik: Wild South Waterfalls, Black Beach & Glacier Hike

    6. Reykjavik: Wild South Waterfalls, Black Beach & Glacier Hike

    If you are a nature lover, then this tour is made for you. It visits all the great attractions of the south coast, glaciers, the Black Beach of Reynisfjara, Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano and of course, several of the beautiful waterfalls. The highlight of the tour is a Blue Ice Glacier Hike on Solheimajokull glacier which takes around 1.5-hours. Start by visiting the two great waterfalls of the south coast, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, as well as visiting lesser-known, more secret waterfalls Glufrabui and Irafoss. As you continue, drive under the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier cap, where you will take a glacier hike for about 1.5-hours and have a closer look at the Solheimajokull glacier. A bit further will be the great Reynisfjara Black Beach, where the sea crashes upon black sands and hexagonal basalt columns and rock stacks tower over the sur...

    We had an amazing time on the Wild South tour, our guide was great, very knowledgeable and funny. The waterfalls were amazing and the glacier was one of the highlights of my trip. It was slightly more of a climb in some areas, we had crampons that fit on the bottom of our shoes, helmets and ice picks to hike the glacier, the view was amazing! I would highly recommend this tour to everyone!

  • Reykjavik: Hiking Tour to Iceland's Newest Active Volcano

    7. Reykjavik: Hiking Tour to Iceland's Newest Active Volcano

    Start with pickup from Reykjavik and then begin your 2-3 hour hike up to the viewing point of Geldingadalir, Iceland's newest erupting volcano. The volcano erupted close to Fagradalsfjall, in a valley named Geldingadalur on the evening of March 19, 2021. Observe a rare display of mother nature's ferocious power as you see the lava spew forth from the earth's core. Watch as the glowing lava flows from the cone, and creates entirely new landscapes.

    We found the guide very informative, friendly and caring. Several times I had to catch my Breath snd he came back down to assure I was fine and walk with me a bit. We did not see the lava glowing or flowing but nonetheless was an incredible experience! Will do it again in a couple of days time for sure. Thank you Bim and Arjun

  • Reykjavík: Volcano Lava Fields, Hot Springs and Sky Lagoon

    8. Reykjavík: Volcano Lava Fields, Hot Springs and Sky Lagoon

    Experience all the action at the crater of the volcano without a steep hike in this group tour from Reykjavík, and learn more about the volcano from your experienced guide.

    Journey to the Reykjanes peninsula to see this extraordinary area with lots of activity on the ground. View the steamy hot springs, geothermal energy, lighthouses, ancient lava, and fresh lava from the eruption at Fagradalsfjall.

    Finish off the volcano tour with the option of having some relaxation time in the newest spa in Iceland, The Sky Lagoon.

  • South Coast Iceland: 2-Day Blue Ice Cave & Jokulsarlon Tour

    9. South Coast Iceland: 2-Day Blue Ice Cave & Jokulsarlon Tour

    You adventure begins with you being picked up in Reykjavík in a small and comfortable minibus before heading straight to the south. Your first stop will be the almighty Seljalandsfoss waterfall, bring a raincoat and you’ll be able to make the short hike behind the falls. Following this, you will progress onward to the Skógafoss waterfall. Tucked in a little gorge, the river Skógá tumbles down a 60-meter cliff before continuing down the landscape towards the Atlantic Ocean. You will then reach a blue ice cave, where you will have the opportunity to hike through this natural phenomenon Following the ice cave, you will hike an outlet glacier spawning from the one of the largest glaciers in the country. After meeting your highly trained glacier guides you will hike on the ice for 1.5 hours, a truly spectacular experience and opportunity to learn more about this breathtaking and increasingl...

    time management excellent (pickup/ duration per tourist spot/ drop off) worth the price level of difficulty of glacier hike is beginner frdly nice hotel (with breakfast included)

  • Iceland South Coast Full-Day Minibus Tour

    10. Iceland South Coast Full-Day Minibus Tour

    After an early wake-up and pick-up in one of the coolest cities of Europe, take a great 10-hour tour to see Iceland. Make your first stop at waterfall Seljalandsfoss, with no doubt one of the most famous one in the country. This is a waterfall you can walk behind, with a drop off 65 meters and a part of the river Seljalandsá which has its origins underneath the glacier Eyjafjallajökull - the famous volcano that erupted in 2010 and put the world's flights on hold.  Head to the stunning waterfall Skógafoss, one of the largest at a width of 25 meters and drop off 60 meters. It can also be seen from above as there are footsteps that lead above the waterfall. Stop in Reynisfjara for lunch. Try Icelandic meat-soup or many other dishes. Take a walk on a black sand beach and maybe see  puffins if you are lucky. After that, drive to the Village of Vík for a short stop. Sólheimajökull Glacier is...

    Good efficient guide. Should warn us yo get waterproof clothing for the big waterfall.

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What people are saying about Reykjavik

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 66 reviews

My son and I absolutely loved our hike and hot spring visit. It was a beautiful hike, not too strenuous and our guide was very friendly and helpful. Sitting looking at the mountains while soaking in the warm water in the river was really special. It started to drizzle and the cool water on our faces felt great. Highly recommend this hike!

Such a lovely night! Unfortunately, due to bad weather, we didn't get to see the Northern Lights. The lagoon is amazing though! The guide was really friendly and knew so much about the area. I would definitely recommend this trip.

The tour guide was brilliant, calm, knowledgeable and followed various apps to guide us to see the Northern Lights and we did!!! He helped with taking pictures too. It was amazing. Highly recommend Gummi.

Very good organization of the entire tour and pick up to and from the snowmobile ride.

It was just perfect to see tons and tons of puffins.