Thrihnukagigur Volcano

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Inside the Thrihnukagigur Volcano: Day Trip from Reykjavik

1. 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 volcano (or less if you prefer). Expert guides will be with you at all times. End with a feast of traditional Icelandic meat soup or a vegetarian soup along with hot coffee, hot chocolate, tea or water.

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What people are saying about Thrihnukagigur Volcano

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 107 reviews

Unique guided trip inside the magma chamber of a volcano. Not like other lava tube or cave tours because of the method of decent and the rarity of this type of volcanic feature. The hiking in would be pleasant in good weather but wasn’t unbearable in high winds and light rain since it’s relatively short (2 miles) with brief uphill sections. I’m a slow steady hiker and I never felt pressured to go faster. Our safety seemed important to the friendly staff and they shared much of the history of the volcano. One of the highlights of this visit to Iceland. We had some issues calling them to book directly but using Get Your Guide was easy and fast, with only a small up charge.

The journey was easy and we were welcomed by the guide. There was a short briefing unfortunately everything is only available in English. The short hike to the volcano is easy with short stops and explanations. The panorama inside the volcano is breathtaking. The path inside the volcano is extremely difficult as you have to climb over boulders and it is very humid. It is very worth seeing even at this price if you have something loves volcanoes and geology. The colors and textures are spectacular.

I’m so glad I did it! The price looks steep at first but it’s totally worth it! The staff are beyond amazing and truly passionate about showing the geology of the area. We were expecting a snow storm towards the end of our tour and they called in reinforcement and extra guides to ensure everyone get back from base camp safely. Highly recommend it!

Amazing experience. Beautiful....Was like a religious experience when one of the guides would descend to pick up people, he would sing... sounded like a choir boy in a cathedral!

Wat een onwijs gave en unieke ervaring! Dit maakte onze reis naar IJsland compleet!!