Add dates
Things to do in

Geldingadalur

Our most recommended things to do in Geldingadalur

Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike

1. Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike

Discover the exhilaration of looking for the lava fields at the Fagradalsfjall volcano on this day trip from Reykjavik. Admire the volcanic landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula as you hike up the volcano with a local guide. Delight your taste buds with some Lava chocolate. Get picked up in Reykjavík and set off for the last volcanic eruption site at the Reykjanes Peninsula. Your guide will hike up to the volcano with you and tell you all you need to know about the new Fagradalsfjall Volcano. Enjoy a moderate to difficult hike, with rocky terrain and steep slopes. Make sure to wear proper hiking shoes to be stable during the hike. Once you arrive, see the crater where the lava was coming from. Continue the hike around the Fagradalsfjall Volcano until you find the best location to sit and enjoy the view before heading back down.

Geldingadalur: Full-Day Hike from Reykjavik

2. Geldingadalur: Full-Day Hike from Reykjavik

Embark on a once-in-life-time experience on a hike up to Geldingadalir to see the phenomenon of the Fagradalsfjall Volcano. Get as close as it is safely possible, to the edge of the ever-growing lava field, exposing you to breathtaking fountains of fire and vivid orange rivers of lava. Start with a picked up from your preferred location, in a Super Jeep designed for your comfort. See some lunar landscapes and geological marvels of the Reykjanes peninsula along the drive to Geldingadalur valley. Once at the eruption site, get a quick security brief and follow the Icelandic Rescue Team instructions on the best route to take to avoid the fumes according to the wind direction. Begin the hike into the barren surrounding wilderness. Get plenty of time to explore and to see the volcano from different angles. After bearing witness to the sheer power and most magnificent force of mother nature, your guide will escort you safely back to the vehicle and you will return to the city with a head full of incredible memories.

Other Sightseeing Options in Geldingadalur

Want to discover all there is to do in Geldingadalur? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Geldingadalur

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 412 reviews

Best Decision ever. Our Guide was Alvero (He is my Angel). It was my birthday and I decided to take this Hike trip and It was the most memorable day possible. Pick-up wasa smooth and on time, very well instructed. its a medium to intense sort of hike. The distance is doable but lots of wind, slippery sand path and rocky trails which needs your 100 percent attention. Dress really warm and bring food, water. From explaining about the hike, taking care of us, birthday stop before climbing, taking good care of everyone with different pace to guide the hike, we had enough time to have the best view for the lunch and about 2.45 hours at the top. Closest route to see the volcano. Great driver. Best group. On the way back I was almost going to miss my shuttle for airport, so they all agreed to drop me first then proceed. They made everything flexible and well managed. One of the happiest days of my life. I will never forget the birthday and Alvero <3 for making it memorable.

Unique nature experience! The group leaders from two groups were great, made an effort to explain this natural phenomenon to us. Recommended and until then to the active volcanic eruption is almost 6.5 km long. Lots of climbs and hikes on hard stone paths are seriously tough... but definitely worth seeing... THANK YOU!

Siggy was very knowledgeable and upbeat during a physically demanding 12 km hike. He engaged all group members and connected on a personal level regardless of nationality. Siggy was safety conscious and assisted in the descent where I could not do so myself due to physical limitation.

Very interesting excursion. The trek is about 11 km long and takes 3/4 hours. It is an excursion for everyone, I recommend trekking shoes and windproof jacket because it can be very strong!

This tour activity was like, um, super fun. Holy crapola, I was like yeeehaaaaw during the hike, because it was soooooooo fun.