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7 Hrs
Availability : All Year
Reykjavik
Fagridalur Valley
Min Age : 6

Active Volcano Afternoon & Evening Tour

Tour Details

A new fissure opened at Meradalir at around on August 3rd, 2022. Use this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and view flowing magma!

These afternoon and evening departures from Reykjavík take you directly to the Fagradalsfjall volcano area in Geldingalur valley to witness the miracle of land forming before our very eyes. Fagradalsfjall is currently erupting again after a period of inactivity.

This evening departure from Reykjavík Iceland takes you directly to the erupting volcano area in  valley to witness the miracle of land forming before our very eyes.

 

Things to note:

> This tour requires hiking to and back from the Fagradalsfjall volcano. 

> Difficulty level of the hike is moderate and takes around 90 min each way.

> Price is per passenger

> Bring water and snacks/dinner

> Wear hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and warm clothing

> Bring a regular face mask to protect from ashes and dust in the air

What to bring

  • Warm, waterproof clothing
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Water and snacks
  • Face mask to protect from ashes at the volcano
  • Hiking poles are recommended but not mandatory. This can also be rented from BusTravel Iceland.

Departure Time

11:00

18:30

Price Includes

  • Experienced English speaking tour guide
  • Free WiFi on the Bus
  • Hike to Fagradalsfjall Volcano

Price Excludes

  • Meals and drinks
Highlights
  • Fagradalsfjall Volcano
  • Hike in Geldingadalur
  • Mossy covered lava fields
Itinerary

Fagradalsfjall Volcano

In 2021, Icelands’ Fagradalsfjall began erupting for the first time in 7000 years, and now is the time experience this natural wonder. This geothermal wonderland starts with a scenic drive through fairytale-like lava fields covered in a thick layer of green moss past the majestic Lake Kleifarvatn, stopping by the colorful Seltún Hot Springs Geothermal area at Krýsuvík before we hike into Geldingadalur Valley to see the volcanic activity all around.

You will be able to enjoy your packed dinner while watching the lava flowing from the volcano. On the way back from this unique experience of seeing moss and land in the making, we will drive through the Reykjanes Peninsula where previous volcanos have formed now rock-hard formations and soft lava moss.

An active volcano and naturally warm healing waters is something that you don’t see every day and in this tour volcanic- and geothermal activity run the scene to make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The beautiful backcountry of Reykjanes Peninsula offers variated scenery, natural phenomena, and places of stunning beauty and is only a short distance from Reykjavík! Being so close to the nature-surrounded capital Reykjavík, a tour to the active volcano at Fagradalsfjall and gives you the great opportunity to visit a truly unique setting.

The Peninsula of Reykjanes is a true volcanic wonder hosting unique natural phenomenon: open rift zones, mossy covered lava fields, geothermal fields, mountain lakes, fishing villages, and breathtaking coastal features. Reykjanes lies on one of the world’s major plate boundaries, the Mid Atlantic Ridge in between the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America, drifting apart from one another resulting in open fissures and volcanic activity.

Reviews
  • Absolutely fantastic tour, couldn’t get up to the summit because of extremely high winds. Our guide Tommy was very knowledgeable of the volcano and took us to a freshly solidified lava field where we could see the cracks in the rock still smoking and difference in the rocks, as a few weeks before that lava flow wasn’t there. Amazing to see. Highly recommended

    Steven Crane
  • “The guide Emma and the driver were great on this tour.”

    Jose Lozano
  • Our guide was great. Thanks a lot for this opportunity!

    Ivo Haase

Cancellation policy

> The difficulty of the hike is moderate.

> The hike takes around 1.5-2 hours each way on sometimes rough terrain, as of August 4, 2022. Improvements to the path are expected before long.

> 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. 7 hours.

> There is no food included on this tour so we recommend you bring a packed dinner/snacks and water.

> Wear hiking shoes, a waterproof jacket and warm clothes

> Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure

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