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Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Active Volcano Hike

1. Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Active Volcano Hike

Discover the exhilaration of looking for red-hot lava flows 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 volcanic eruption site at the Reykjanes Peninsula. See how the lava slowly comes up to the surface from a close distance. Your guide will hike up to the volcano with you and tell you all you need to know about the new Fagradalsfjall Volcano and it will take about 5 hours in total. 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.

Reykjavík: Afternoon and Evening Hike to Meradalir Volcano

2. Reykjavík: Afternoon and Evening Hike to Meradalir Volcano

Enjoy an afternoon or evening hike in Geldingadalur Valley, where lava flows from erupting volcanoes, to witness the Fagradalsfjall Volcano. Learn the history of the volcanoes of the area from your expert guide. Get picked up in Reykjavík and set out on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views towards the Fagradalsfjall Volcano, Meradalir and Geldingadallur Valley. Once at the valley, put on your hiking gear and head towards the volcano to hopefully see some live lava flowing. Bring snacks along with you and enjoy them while you watch the spectacular natural show. Afterward, as you drive along the peninsula, your guide will fill you in on the history of volcanos in the area, many long-dormant, now covered by soft green lava moss.

Reykjavík: Active Volcano and Blue Lagoon Tour

3. Reykjavík: Active Volcano and Blue Lagoon Tour

Enjoy the mountain views at Lake Kleifarvatn and hike to the 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 the erupting Fagradalsfjall Volcano in Geldingadalur valley. Witness newly formed green lava flowing 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.

Reykjavik: Guided Active Volcano Hike in Reykjanes Peninsula

4. Reykjavik: Guided Active Volcano Hike in Reykjanes Peninsula

Embark on a guided tour to the newly formed lava field from the volcanic eruption in Geldingadalur. Enjoy the opportunity to witness rare geological activity. As of August 3rd 2022 the volcano has started erupting again, making it a real active volcano tour. Meet in central Reykjavik and travel south to the Reykjanes Peninsula. This unique place is on the drift zone between the North American and the Eurasian continental plates making it a true volcanic wonder. Make your way to the start of the hiking route and hike up to the volcano. The volcanic landscape can be uneven and challenging. Therefore, sturdy hiking boots and warm outdoor clothing is mandatory. To witness an active volcano is truly rare and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Don't miss out on this opportunity to witness an active volcano with your own eyes!

Reykjavík: Volcano Active Eruption Site and Reykjanes Tour

5. Reykjavík: Volcano Active Eruption Site and Reykjanes Tour

Discover the beauty of volcanic landscapes in the Geldingadalur Valley on this day trip from Reykjavík. Travel by bus to Meradalir Volcano and go for a guided hike to see flowing lava. Capture photos at locations like Lake Kleifarvatn, Valhnúkamöl Boulder Ridge, and the Gunnuhver Hot Springs. Start with a pickup in Reykjavík before heading on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views. Stop by Lake Kleifarvatn to take in the black sand beach and surrounding mountains. Put on your high-quality hiking gear and set off towards Geldingadalur Valley to see live volcanic activity coming from the Meradalir Volcano. Please note that the hike is of moderate difficulty and takes 1.5-2 hours each way. Sit down to a delectable packed lunch on the hike where you can eat while gazing out over the lava flowing from the volcano. Drive by the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the volcanos have shaped the area which is covered by soft green lava moss. Continue to the Gunnuhver Hot Springs to breath in steam from the boiling waters. Make your way to the the oldest lighthouse in Iceland at Reykjanes Lighthouse. Admire the cliffs and sea stacks formed by the Atlantic Ocean at the Valhnúkamöl Boulder Ridge. Finally, see the Bridge Between Continents which crosses a rift between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Get a picture of you walking across the bridge before returning to Reykjavík.

Inside the Thrihnukagigur Volcano: Day Trip from Reykjavik

6. 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.

From Reykjavik: Advanced Meradalur Volcano Tour

7. From Reykjavik: Advanced Meradalur Volcano Tour

Set off on a thrilling trip to the currently erupting volcano with a friendly, local guide. Conducted both in the morning and in the evening, this essential tour is easy to fit into the schedule of a busy traveler to Iceland. This tour begins when you are picked up from your Reykjavik hotel at a time more convenient for you (unless you elect to meet the operator on location). Greet your experienced guide and the rest of your group. This area is renowned for its dramatic lava landscapes, with conic volcanoes, fields of jagged basalt, geothermal areas, and geological marvels. Arrive at the parking area for the hike to the volcano. Your guide will dress you in the necessary equipment before leading you to where one of the world’s most breathtaking sites awaits. Nothing compares to the majesty of an erupting volcano. Flaming craters and fissures, gleaming rivers of molten rock, and a glowing field of lava make the time you will spend here unforgettable. Be sure to bring a drone or camera to capture this phenomenal event. After enjoying this incredible site, you’ll head back to Reykjavik with some once-in-a-lifetime memories. Take this opportunity to witness the currently erupting volcano. This is a highly difficult hike. Novice hikers or anyone with mobility issues should consider another option. To ensure your safety and comfort throughout the hike, you must bring a day pack with enough water and food, a warm jacket, and solid hiking shoes. Children under 12 are currently prohibited from this hike.

Reykjavik: Roundtrip Bus Transfer to the Blue Lagoon

8. Reykjavik: Roundtrip Bus Transfer to the Blue Lagoon

Start your journey from Reykjavik's centrally-located BSI Bus Terminal. The drive from Reykjavík to the Blue Lagoon takes approximately 50 minutes and promises to impress: along the way, marvel at the beautiful lava fields of Reykjanes Peninsula. Once at the Blue Lagoon, relax in milky-blue waters with temperatures of around 100 degrees, at your leisure. When you have enjoyed everything that the Blue Lagoon has to offer, hop on the comfortable bus back to Reykjavik (50-minute drive) or to Keflavík International Airport (20-minute drive)* for your afternoon flight. The transfer to the Blue Lagoon operates according to a set timetable. • From Reykjavík to Blue Lagoon - 9:00 AM; 10:00 AM; 11:00 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM; 3:00 PM; 5:00 PM • From Blue Lagoon to Reykjavík - 1:15 PM; 2:15 PM; 4:15 PM; 6:15 PM; 8:15 PM

From Reykjavik: 4-Hour Lava Field Tour

9. From Reykjavik: 4-Hour Lava Field Tour

See freshly formed black lava formations up close on a 4-hour tour to Fagradalsfjall Volcano, which erupted in 2021. Walk in the geologically active region and marvel at the remnants of the first eruption of the peninsula of Reykjanes for 800 years. Admire the recent lava flow, which has reached lower ground after slowly spreading across hills and valleys, making it easily accessible by foot. You will likely be able to see the fresh lava, which is still warm in places even though it has solidified. Take a moment to marvel at the youngest rock formations you'll ever see, as it's just emerged from the Earth's mantle.

From Reykjavík: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike with Geologist

10. From Reykjavík: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike with Geologist

Visit a volcano that began erupting on began on March 19, 2021, with a geologist/volcanologist. Uncover interesting geological features about the development of the eruption and the lava field with this Fagradalsfjall tour from Reykjavík.  Be picked up in Reykjavik and drive through old lava fields as you travel to the eruption-side of the volcano. Begin with an overview of the volcanic history of Reyjanes peninsula and view the first signs of a new eruption at this place. Discover how the hot the lava field is forming new land. Let your guide show you how the composition of the lava influences the appearance of the rocks. Head up to the crater viewpoint to see panoramic views of the volcanic landscapes below. Return to Reykjavik with a drive through hot springs, lakes, and mountains in the Reykjanes peninsula.

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What people are saying about Reykjanes Peninsula

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,931 reviews

Had a great trip with guide Gummi. Lots of really interesting information, and couldn't have been more helpful. Even found a good place for lunch when it turned out that everyone was vegetarian ! Well recommend him.

Josip was a fantastic guide....Earthquake occurred while hiking volcano - exciting! We survived, so great experience! Blue Lagoon is luxurious and healing after heart-stopping hike!

Our guide, Peter, was informative, fun, and helpful! We had a wonderful and educational time walking on the lava field, hiking, and seeing thermal waters.

Driver was on time and very helpful with with giving us good pointers about how to maximize our time in Reykjavik. Thank you

Is a very good traval company, all staff are nice buses are clean.