Day trip

Reykjavík: Afternoon and Evening Hike to Meradalir Volcano

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland

Reykjavík: Afternoon and Evening Hike to Meradalir Volcano

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland
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From US$ 74.56 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 34 times yesterday

Embark on a magical afternoon or evening tour through Geldingaladur Valley and see the eruption site in Meradalir Valley next to Fagradalsfjall Volcano alongside a licensed guide.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from hotels and official bus stops in central Reykjavik. Please contact the activity provider to confirm pickup details after booking.


  • Feel the thrill of looking for live lava flowing at the Fagradalsfjall Volcano
  • Discover the rugged beauty of the Geldingadalur Valley on a guided hike
  • Uncover the secrets of the Reykjanes Peninsula Highland with your guide
  • See vivid colors of the Seltún Hot Springs in Krýsuvík (skipped on longer hikes)
  • Hope to see lava spewing and erupting forming the Volcano in Meradalir Valley
Full description

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, Meradalir and Geldingadallur Valley. 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.

  • Guided tour
  • Headlamp
  • Entry fees
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected hotels and bus stops
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please wait for your guide at Tour Bus Stop 12 which is opposite the Storm Hotel.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  •  The hike takes around 1.5-2 hours each way and is moderately difficult
  •  The length of the tour is subject to change due to the live volcano and routes available
  •  Due to city regulations, parts of the city center are not accessible by bus; you will be redirected to special bus stops if you are staying in these areas
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 268 reviews

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This was AMAZING. Boje was a great guide, very knowledgeable and nice, with useful safety informations and guidance. The 18h30 departure is awesome because you get to witness the sunset while hiking AND watch the volcano with the end-of-the-day light which is utterly captivating. The old 4x4 bus was also fun to be on, it felt like going on a adventure with friends and it’d definitely be the greatest memory of my trip! Witnessing this eruption on it’s 2nd day was so special!

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August 9, 2022

The tour was great. The walking pace was a bit too fast. However, the driver was not familiar with the hotels in the city and took 2 hours to distribute them all. Participants have complained several times that he had just driven past their hotel. The hiking sticks ordered were not handed out. A refund is expected.

August 6, 2022

Our family's GetYourGuide experience was nothing less than spectacular. Our scheduled half-day tour was cancelled at the last minute and they offered us a full-day tour at no extra charge. The whole trip was well worth while and I would highly recommend it to anyone, except those with young children who might be unable to handle a 2-hour hike up a volcano. The single most noteworthy part of the tour, however, was the guide, Thomas, who was entertaining, knowledgable, and clearly interested in giving the participants the very best experience. He did a wonderful job, the company did a wonderful job and I would deal with GetYourGuide again in a heartbeat.

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July 25, 2022

Product ID: 401693