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Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site Hike and Geothermal Tour

1. Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site Hike and Geothermal Tour

Iceland's Geldingadalur Valley now had multiple craters erupting for the first time in 7000 years, the Fagradalsfjall Volcano crater being the most active. Start with a pickup in Reykjavík before heading on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views. The first stop is Lake Kleifarvatn, where you will enjoy scenes of the black beach and surrounding mountains. Next, get your hiking gear on and hike towards Geldingadalur Valley to see live volcanic activity coming from Fagradalsfjall Volcano. You will be able to enjoy your packed lunch on the hike while seeing lava flowing from the volcano. After, drive by the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the volcanos of the past have created land formations now covered by soft green lava moss. You'll then get to see and feel the Gunnuhver Hot Springs, where boiling waters and steam will reignite your senses. Only a 5-minute drive from there, you'll stop by the photogenic Reykjanes Lighthouse and the Valhnúkamöl Boulder Ridge to admire the cliffs and sea stacks formed by the Atlantic Ocean. The last stop before heading back to Reykjavík is the Bridge Between Continents where earthquakes have made a rift between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. It's a fun photo opportunity and a chance to walk between the continents.

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Reykjavík: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike and Blue Lagoon

2. Reykjavík: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike and Blue Lagoon

Enjoy the mountain views at Lake Kleifarvatn and hike the amazing journey to the Fagradalsfjall volcano. Start your adventure with 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 the underwater hot springs and black basalt beach of Lake Kleifarvatn. Hike to 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.

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Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike

3. Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike

Get picked up in Reykjavík and set off for the experience of a lifetime, as you hike to a volcanic eruption at Geldingadalur. Head for the volcanic eruption at the Reykjanes Peninsula – where the first volcanic activity in the area for about 800 years is happening. The lava slowly coming up to the surface gives you a chance to experience this amazing natural wonder from a close distance. Our guide will hike up to the volcano with you and tell you all you need to know about the new Fagradalsfjall volcano. The hike is about 1.5-2 hours and has a moderate level of difficulty. Once you arrive, you'll get the chance to see the hot flowing lava of the volcanic eruption. We'll hike around the Fagradalsfjall volcano until we find the best location to sit and enjoy the view, before heading back down.

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From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Volcanic Hike & Blue Lagoon Option

4. From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Volcanic Hike & Blue Lagoon Option

After complimentary pickup in Reykjavik, take a scenic drive along the lava-shaped coast toward the first stop. Once there, follow the trail to the Geldingadalir Valley under the care of your experienced guide. Since it first exploded into life in March 2021, Iceland’s newest volcano has sent rivers of molten lava flowing across this rugged wilderness. Hundreds of thousands of people have come to see the youngest mountain in the world, and this is your opportunity to see the brand-new jet-black fields of lava for yourself! The knowledgeable guides will lead you to the volcano site and show how this unstoppable force has dramatically changed the Icelandic landscape. Before you arrive there, you will first see Seltun, an almost lunar landscape of red rocks, orange sediments, hissing mud pots and hot springs. There, you’ll be dazzled by the multi-colored craters and steam vents. The Reykjanes peninsula features even more fascinating geological gems. Next, visit the Gunnuhver Hot Springs, a group of active mud pools and steam vents named after a local witch who in folklore met her doom here, so watch your step. After, take a short 5-minute drive to Valahnúkamöl, stunning bird cliffs and basalt columns rising from the sea. Spend some time here enjoying the views of the iconic sights, including Reykjanesviti Lighthouse, the oldest still-standing structure of its kind in Iceland. From there, move on to the Bridge Between Continents, a place where a small metal footbridge straddles the ever-widening gap between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates, spanning the Mid-Atlantic Ridge just a few feet above the volcanic sands that stand between the diverging continents. As the final optional part of the tour, discover one of the most popular places in Iceland, the iconic Blue Lagoon where milky sea waters contrast with black lava fields. Here, soak all your cares away for 2 hours at the Blue Lagoon SPA. Enjoy a perfect way to relax and reflect on an unforgettable day spent on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

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From Reykjavik: 4-Hour Lava Flow Tour

5. From Reykjavik: 4-Hour Lava Flow Tour

See freshly formed black lava formations up close on a 4-hour tour to Fagradalsfjall Volcano, which erupted in March 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, some of it still molten and glowing red, while the rest of it will have cooled down and turned to black rock. Feel the heat coming off the rocks and smell the burning moss beneath the ground. Take a moment to marvel at the youngest rock formations you'll ever see, as it's just emerged from the Earth's mantle.

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Reykjavík: Volcano Lava Fields, Hot Springs and Sky Lagoon

6. Reykjavík: Volcano Lava Fields, Hot Springs and Sky Lagoon

Experience all the action at the crater of the volcano without a steep hike in this group tour from Reykjavík, and learn more about the volcano from your experienced guide. Journey to the Reykjanes peninsula to see this extraordinary area with lots of activity on the ground. View the steamy hot springs, geothermal energy, lighthouses, ancient lava, and fresh lava from the eruption at Fagradalsfjall. Finish off the volcano tour with the option of having some relaxation time in the newest spa in Iceland, The Sky Lagoon.

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Reykjavik: Geldingadalir Hike and Northern Lights Adventure

7. Reykjavik: Geldingadalir Hike and Northern Lights Adventure

On this guided tour from Reykjavik, hike to Geldingadalir to see the eruption of Iceland's newest active volcano before going Northern Lights hunting at night. Start with pickup from Reykjavik, then begin your 2-3 hour hike up to the viewing point of Geldingadalir. The volcano erupted close to Fagradalsfjall, in a valley named Geldingadalur on the evening of March 19, 2021. Observe a rare display of mother nature's ferocious power as you see the lava spew forth from the earth's core. Watch as the glowing lava flows from the cone and creates entirely new landscapes. Later in the evening, meet the guide for a Northern Lights hunt to try and catch one of the greatest night show possible. Head out of the city into the deep darkness of the countryside. According to the weather forecast, the guide will find the best spot for you to enjoy the light show.

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Geldingadalir Volcano Hike & Blue Lagoon Comfort Ticket

8. Geldingadalir Volcano Hike & Blue Lagoon Comfort Ticket

In the first half of this experience, we will take you on a guided tour to the volcanic eruption in Geldingadalir, known as Fagradalsfjall Volcano. With the first eruption in the Reykjanes Peninsula in about 800 years currently taking place this sight provides a unique opportunity to study the geologic mysteries of the region. Your driver and guide will take you to the start of the hiking route to the volcano in Geldingadalir, where your group will hike towards the lava flow and the volcano. The hike takes approximately 1.5 hours each way, depending on the conditions - the sites around the volcano often change due to the freely flowing lava. After an exciting hike around the volcano, you can enter the world famous Blue Lagoon with a comfort admission package, and immerse yourself in the milky-blue geothermal seawaters. Included in the comfort package is entrance, a silica mud mask, use of a towel and a drink of your choice. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience to witness the raw power of lava pouring out of the surface of the earth, as well as a visit to one of the most relaxing wonders of the world.

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Reykjavik: Northern Lights Tour with Local Snacks

9. Reykjavik: Northern Lights Tour with Local Snacks

Admire the stunning, ever-changing lights of green, blue, and pink that adorn the night sky on this small group tour to see the Aurora Borealis, also known as the "Northern lights." Enjoy this astronomical phenomenon alongside some traditional Icelandic drinks and snacks.Departing from Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, drive to a calm and quiet spot that the expert team has picked out after extensively studying the weather forecasts. Learn different facts about the Aurora Borealis that will make the Northern Lights phenomenon even more magical.  Enjoy some of Iceland's most famous and traditional snacks and drinks such as Dried Fish, Twisted Doughnut, Flat Bread with Icelandic Butter, Slowly Smoked Lamb Meat, Fermented Shark, Icelandic shnaps, Homemade Hot Cocoa and other mouthwatering treats. In the case that some unforeseen circumstance makes the Northern Lights impossible to see, you are invited to join another tour free of charge within a two-year period.

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From Reykjavik: Small-Group Reykjanes Geopark Tour

10. From Reykjavik: Small-Group Reykjanes Geopark Tour

Discover Iceland's "melting pot" where geothermal energy, seismic activity, and tectonic movements can all be found on this small-group half-day tour. After being picked up in downtown Reykjavík, travel by minibus to the peninsula. Before long, the beautiful Kleifarvatn and Graenavatn lakes will appear in front of you. Have your cameras ready to frame the unique beauty of these Icelandic scenes, both here and when you arrive at the Krysuvik geothermal area. Visit Reykjanesviti lighthouse where you can spot various bird species or simply enjoy the Atlantic ocean.  The tour is perfect if you want to experience the rugged beauty of Iceland before boarding your flight. The bus will be make an optional drop-off at Keflavik International Airport as well as the Blue Lagoon. Expect to return to Reykjavik by around 3:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Reykjanes Peninsula

The guide was great, very invested and helpful. He really cares about participant satisfaction, and that makes all the difference! The experience of climbing to the top of the volcano allowed us to see SUPER beautiful landscapes. The blue lagoon is a great experience too!

Great sequence of events hiking up a volcano, seeing that scenery and then wrapping up with the Blue Lagoon? The absolutely perfect day with a great to guide to match!

A nicely executed recreational day with a relaxing ending. Our guide Simon was great and knowledgeable. Use code Simon10 for 10% off the listed price.

The guide was great. He said a lot of interesting things about Iceland and was super entertaining on the way to the individual hotspots.

A must do trip in Iceland... The guide Iga was super interesting and funny