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Inside the Thrihnukagigur Volcano: Day Trip from Reykjavik

1. 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.

Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike and Blue Lagoon

2. Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike and Blue Lagoon

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, where the first volcanic activity in the area after about 800 years recently happened. 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. The hike is about 1.5-2 hours and has a moderate level of difficulty. 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. Head to the bridge between continents and to the geothermal area of Gunnuhver, where you will see boiling hot springs. Before the end of your trip, choose to visit the Blue Lagoon to dip your body into its salty waters.

From Reykjavik: Northern Lights Guided Tour with Photo Shoot

3. From Reykjavik: Northern Lights Guided Tour with Photo Shoot

Join this 16 people maximum tour, You will be picked up from either your hotel, guesthouse or bus stop starting 30 minutes before departure time (Please allow a thirty-minute window for everyone to be picked up) The journey will take us outside of the city limits away from any light pollution as the Northern Lights are harder to see from Reykjavík. To which location it is hard to say, it will depend on the cloud coverage and activity in the evening. The drive will be kept as short as possible and you might stop at several locations as the lights can be quite elusive and often it will be a waiting game for this beautiful phenomenon, which might be perfect while your guide sets up his camera for the free photoshoot of your group. On this journey we are going to offer you blankets, hot chocolate, and snacks.

Reykjavik: Northern Lights & Aurora Museum Guided Tour

4. Reykjavik: Northern Lights & Aurora Museum Guided Tour

Chase the Northern Lights across frozen landscapes and witness this unique phenomenon. With your experienced guide, scout out the best sights and visit the Aurora Reykjavik Museum. Begin your tour at the fantastic Aurora Reykjavik Museum. There, get an introduction to the physics behind the Northern Lights, and how to best photograph them. Next, drive to the lava fields outside Reykjavik and visit Aurora Basecamp. This newly built Northern Lights Observatory is the perfect place to witness the lights. The observatory also hosts an indoor real-time simulation of the Northern Lights in one of its domes. After the visit to the Observatory, go on a further hunt into the darkness of rural Iceland.

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What people are saying about Reykjanes Peninsula

A brilliant tour from start to finish, Michal kept a smile on everyone's face throughout with his running commentary and deep knowledge of the area even before we left Reykjavik. The pickup service collected me right from my AirBnb and dropped me back there making the whole affair more convenient than I could have imagined. The hike itself and the sights and nature around there were second to none and exactly what I was looking for in coming to see Iceland. If you want to see what a volcano looks like up close and see some weird and wonderful geology, this is for you. I'm not a seasoned hiker by any means but while it wasn't a casual stroll through the park, it wasn't super taxing either, a few steep inclines and some rocky terrain are about the worst of it, just bring waterproofs if you don't want an uncomfortable journey back! The weather was pretty rainy and windy but it only added to the experience really! Oh and we got some free chocolate. Highly recommended.

Our guide Michael was very nice, he told us a bit about the history of volcanoes and Iceland along the way. As the weather was not nice that day we could not see the crater of the volcano. Nevertheless, the view from above was magnificent. Michael made us feel the heat of the volcano between the crevasses, it was very pleasant! After the expedition we went to several viewpoints and then we came back. I recommend !

Great tour! Michael was a great guide, had a wealth of really interesting knowledge and looked after us very well. There was no active lava when we went, but we stuck our hands into the steamy cracks in the lava field and felt the heat! Really cool experience, and weirdly was like walking on a meringue.

Our guide was very fun named Michael. He was very friendly, kept us safe and talked to us the whole time. Great source of information and he made sure to check in with everyone individually to create a personal connection and make us feel included. Any introvert will feel safe and included!

Wonderful despite the weather. Winds were not joke but the views even better. What I appreciated is that we were left alone to do what we wanted. No formal tour. Just an awesome hike in an unreal environment. Waterproof clothing a must!