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Reykjavik: Guided Active Volcano Hike in Reykjanes Peninsula

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Reykjavik: Guided Active Volcano Hike in Reykjanes Peninsula

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions
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From US$ 72.43 per person

Witness the first eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula in over 800 years and enjoy a rare opportunity to see an active volcano.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide


  • See the newly formed crater in Geldingadalur up close
  • Watch the streams of lava flowing into the valley
  • Experience steaming activity and see newly formed lava
Full description
Embark on a guided tour to the volcanic eruption in Geldingadalur. Enjoy the opportunity to witness rare geological activity and stunning lava flows, a truly rare occurrence. Meet in central Reykjavik and travel south to the Reykjanes Peninsula. Arrive at the start of the hiking route and follow your guide towards the volcano in Geldingadalur. The hike will take approximately 1.5-2 hours each way and the trail is conveniently marked. Gaze in awe at the raw power of mother nature as you see lava spewing from the volcano. Be amazed by glowing rivers of molten rock which will cool and harden to create entirely new landscapes.
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Bus / coach
    Not suitable for
    • People with low level of fitness
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    BSI bus terminal. Look for Reykjavik Excursions & Fly bus sign on the building. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Hiking shoes
    • Water
    • Rain gear
    • Packed lunch

    Know before you go

    • The hike will take approximately 1.5-2 hours each way
    • The tour will be canceled if the Civil Protection Service announces that conditions at the eruption site are unsafe
    • There is a risk of rockfall. Beware of steep slopes
    • The telephone connection in the area is poor
    • Eruption sites can change, and new eruption cracks may open at short notice
    • Please note that the volcano is ever-changing and is sometimes dormant.
    • Sightings of spouting lava are rare and cannot be guaranteed.
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    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 96 reviews

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    We booked the hike while the volcano was still active and it was no longer active by the time we took it. While we were disappointed not to have the "active" view (it may be worth re-wording the description/title of the hike), it was still worth it. As expected, the hike was long and definitely involved a fair amount of of elevation change and switchbacks so hikers should be prepared for this level of exertion. What we were unprepared for was the extreme winds and the hailstorm that hit while we were hiking! It was WILD! Makes for a better story... but definitely challenging in more ways than one!

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    November 23, 2021

    Excursion in very large numbers. 2 stages: a place where there were a few small eruptions of vapors (and therefore odors…) + the hike near the volcano. The volcano was not active the day we visited so we did not see a volcanic eruption. Regarding the hike, the guides left us 3 hours there but the wind was so cold that we all got back to the bus earlier. Result, the excursion was supposed to be from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm but we left late. and returned 1 hour early.

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    November 2, 2021

    A very nice hike to the top allowing a breathtaking view of the crater of the volcano. The hike is well worth the intermediate level and hiking boots are not too much! The return trip was breathtaking with unusual and unforgettable landscapes. Thank you for the feedback that made our ride alive. We recommend this experience!

    August 14, 2021

    Product ID: 398271