Active Volcano Afternoon & Evening Tour

FromISK 15,900
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9 hrs
Availability : All Year
Litli Hrútur Volcano
Min Age : 12

Active Volcano Afternoon & Evening Tour

Tour Details

Join our Afternoon and Evening Active Volcano tours in Reykjavík, Iceland, to witness the larger eruption at Litli Hrútur. Pass by the previous eruption sites in Geldingalur Valley and observe the significant changes to the landscape. The duration of this new eruption is uncertain, making it a rare opportunity to see an active volcano with flowing lava.

Choose between afternoon or evening departures for a quick start. Experience the excitement of the fresh volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula. Hike through the remnants of the 2021 Fagradalsfjall eruption. The trail to Litli Hrutur is challenging but rewarding. Get as close to the volcano as possible, based on safety and environmental factors. Book your tour with Iceland Tourist Guide and be enchanted by the magic of witnessing a volcanic eruption.

Departure & Return Location

Picup-up or meet-up at Bus Stop #12 (Höfðatorg), Þórunnartún 6, 105 Reykjavík, IS

Departure Time

11:00 and 18:30

Price Includes

  • Experienced guide
  • Wi-fi on board
  • Hike to the new eruption site
  • Headlamps on the evening tour departure
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Meals & drinks

What to bring

  • It is essential that you are dressed properly for this hike. A thermal base layer and waterproof outer layer are recommended. Jeans are not advisable as if it rains they will stay wet for hours and you risk hypothermia.
  • Good sturdy walking shoes, preferably with ankle support.
  • Wool/fleece headwear and gloves
  • Water & snacks
  • Hiking poles are recommended but not mandatory. This can also be rented from tour provider
What to Expect

Join our Afternoon and Evening Active Volcano tours in Reykjavík, Iceland, and experience the incredible new eruption at Litla Hrut. Volcanologists are predicting that this eruption will be significantly larger than the previous ones. As we pass by the eruption sites at Fagradalsfjall and Meradalir in Geldingalur Valley, you’ll witness firsthand the profound changes these eruptions have caused to the landscape.

While the 2021 eruption lasted for several months, the 2022 eruption fizzled out after only a few weeks. As the duration of this new eruption is uncertain, don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness an active volcano with flowing lava. Secure your spot on the tour today!

Choose between afternoon or evening departure options to immerse yourself in the action quickly. Our efficient downtown pickup service will whisk you away as we journey along the moon-like landscape of the Reykjanes peninsula.

After days of experiencing thousands of small earthquakes, anticipation reached its peak for a fresh volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula. Finally, on July 10, 2023, a 900m fissure appeared just north of the Meradalir crater. According to scientists, this thrilling new eruption is believed to be approximately twice the size of recent eruptions in the area.

We’ll embark on the hiking trail surrounding the lava field remnants of the 2021 Fagradalsfjall eruption. The initial 500m-1000m section is the steepest, followed by a flat dirt track. The final 2km leading to the new volcano at Litli Hrutur is the most challenging part, as the trail has not yet been improved. This section is characterized by mossy and bumpy terrain, requiring careful navigation. It is considered a difficult hike. The total distance is 18km (9km each way), with approximately 2.5 hours needed for each leg of the journey.

We’ll venture as close to the active volcano as possible, taking into account factors such as gas levels, weather conditions, and safety warnings from the rescue squad.

Observe the pure magic of witnessing a volcanic eruption and let us share this wonderful experience with you.

Book your tour today with Iceland Tourist Guide.

Depending on the duration of the volcano hike, we may skip the following stop.

At Seltún you can view the effect that geothermal waters can have on an environment. Walk along the wooden paths that wind between boiling and hissing mud pools and streams of natural hot water flowing over the colorful ground and rock. The air is thick with the smell of sulphur emitted from these hot-springs. Beneath the surface, the hot water dissolves minerals such as sulphur from the rocks and ground soil, leading to this distinctive stinch. Two viewing platforms overhang the area allowing you a 360 degree point of view over the area.

  • Mossy-covered lava fields
  • Pass by Fagradalsfjall Volcano & Meradalir Volcano
  • Flowing lava at the new eruption site
  • Hike in Geldingadalur Valley
  • Drive along Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Seltún Hot Springs (we may skip this stop if the hike overruns)

These afternoon and evening departures from Reykjavík Iceland take you directly to the Fagradalsfjall volcano area in Geldingalur valley to witness the miracle of land forming before our very eyes. This is the site of the most recent active volcano in Iceland

Things to note:

  • This tour requires hiking to and back from the Fagradalsfjall volcano.
  • The hike difficulty level is hard and takes around 2-3 hours each way
  • Wear hiking shoes, a waterproof jacket and warm clothes
  • Bring water and snacks/dinner
  • Bring a regular face mask to protect from ashes and dust in the air

Please note

  • The difficulty of the hike is hard/challenging.
  • Total hiking time varies on which route is accessible ranging from around 4-6 hours.
  • Volcanoes are a natural phenomenon and the level of volcanic activity at the site varies from day to day. Even if the volcano is not erupting during your visit, visiting the area is still fascinating.
  • The duration of the tour is approx. 9 hours.
  • There is no food included on this tour so we recommend you bring a packed dinner/snacks and water.
  • This tour involves hiking to and back from the Fagradalsfjall volcano.


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