Day trip

From Reykjavík: Merdalir Volcano and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland

From Reykjavík: Merdalir Volcano and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland
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Enjoy a guided day trip from Reykjavík and hike to the recently active volcano. See the lava fields that have formed lava and afterwards relax in the geothermal waters of Blue Lagoon.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from selected hotels and official bus stops in central Reykjavik. Please contact the local partner to confirm pickup details after booking.


  • Visit the black beach of the Kleifarvatn geothermal lake
  • See the eruption site at Geldingadalur valley
  • Bathe and relax in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon
  • Witness the Fagradalsfjall Volcano eruption site
Full description
Enjoy the mountain views at Lake Kleifarvatn and hike to Fagradalsfjall volcano on this day trip from Reykjavík. Have the option to select pickup and drop-off. Unwind after your hike with a soak in the Blue Lagoon and a complimentary drink. Start your adventure with a 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 hot springs and the black basalt beach of Lake Kleifarvatn. Hike to the eruption sites at Fagradalsfjall and Merdalir Volcanoes in Geldingadalur valley. Witness newly formed green lava descending 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.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Blue Lagoon Comfort Package entrance including towel, silica face mask and 1 free drink
  • Tour guide
  • Guided hike to the volcano
  • Headlamp
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Jeans

Know before you go

  • There is a 1.5-2 hour hike each way involved in this tour and it is of moderate difficulty
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 217 reviews

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This was our one of the unique experiences ever encountered. Hike was moderately difficult and the views were so beautiful and get to see volcano site and walked on lava, which was incredible. Our guide kept us informed throughout and looked after everyone so well. After volcano hike, we were given 2 hours to enjoy in Blue lagoon, which was a huge tick to our bucket list, although it is very hyped but its worth the hype. It was so relaxing, beautiful views and calming. Overall, we recommend this tour for sure.

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January 23, 2023

The walking tour results in a beautiful view. Be prepared for the cold wind in January and the slope you will have to walk up. Furthermore, the walk was doable. During the trip the guide could tell some interesting facts and some basics. The view over the cooled lava (which we also walked on) was beautiful. Unfortunately the blue lagoon was closed due to a major power failure at a geothermal power plant. Unfortunately, we were unable to enjoy this wonder of the world. All in all I rate this tour with 3.5 stars.

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January 19, 2023

A well thought out trip. A long hike in snow covered mountains, moderate difficulty going up some steep curves. You do get attachments to your boots which help. I would 100% recommend this tour. The area is visually striking. Tour guide had good knowledge, she looked after the group. afterwards you get dropped off at the Blue Lagoon. An amazing experience again. I can't fault it. Stop reading now and book it!

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January 19, 2023

Product ID: 398490