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Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike

1. 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

2. 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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Reykjavik: Guided Active Volcano Hike in Reykjanes Peninsula

3. Reykjavik: Guided Active Volcano Hike in Reykjanes Peninsula

Embark on a guided tour to the volcanic eruption in Geldingadalur. Enjoy the opportunity to witness rare geological activity and stunning lava flows, a truly rare occurrence. Meet in central Reykjavik and travel south to the Reykjanes Peninsula. Arrive at the start of the hiking route and follow your guide towards the volcano in Geldingadalur. The hike will take approximately 1.5-2 hours each way and the trail is conveniently marked. Gaze in awe at the raw power of mother nature as you see lava spewing from the volcano. Be amazed by glowing rivers of molten rock which will cool and harden to create entirely new landscapes.

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From Reykjavik: 4-Hour Lava Flow Tour

4. 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: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

5. Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

Embark for a once-in-life-time experience and hike up to Geldingadalir to see the hypnotic Fagradalsfjall volcano. Benefit from the comfort of pickup service and start the journey towards Geldingadalur valley. Along the way, marvel at the lunar landscapes and geological marvels of the Reykjanes peninsula. Then, begin your hike of 1-1.5 hours (one way) into the barren surrounding wilderness. Experience real adventure and get as close as it is safely possible to the edge of the ever-growing lava field. Gaze at the breathtaking fountains of fire and vivid orange rivers of lava. Your experienced guide will make your adventure safe, informative, and enjoyable, and will give you time to explore and see the volcano from different angles. Finally, continue the tour and explore the Reykjanes Peninsula with its valleys flows into the lava, its bare heights, its dark rocks and gaping craters.

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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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Geldingadalir Volcano Hike & Blue Lagoon Comfort Ticket

7. 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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From Reykjavik: Small-Group Reykjanes Geopark Tour

8. 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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Geldingadalur: Full-Day Hike from Reykjavik

9. 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.

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Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, and Reykjanes Tour

10. Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, and Reykjanes Tour

Throughout your tour, you will stop at all the main places in the Golden Circle, starting in the national park of Thingvellir, the location where you can see the American and Eurasian tectonic plates pulling apart. From there, you will head up to the one and only Gullfoss Waterfall, before you stop for lunch in the Geysir area. Following this, you will head straight up to the Reykjanes Peninsula where your first stop will be at the Blue Lagoon. Once at the lagoon, those that have tickets for the 3:00PM-4:00PM slot will be able to enter the lagoon for 2-3 hours. Meanwhile, others will be taken on a sightseeing tour of this spectacular area. Your first stop will be to the lava rock pool Brimketill. Following a short stop there, you will go to the mud pools at Gunnuhver and the area around Reykjanesviti. If you have time, you will later drive towards the "Bridge Between Continents", before picking up those that visited the Blue Lagoon. You should later arrive to Reykjavík at around 7:00PM.

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What people are saying about Reykjanes Peninsula

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 17 reviews

I would highly recommend this excursion. The hike on the volcano was so much fun. It's definitely labour intensive and we had to wait for a few people who struggled. It's definitely worth the effort though.

We had a great afternoon. The admirable guide we have seen videos to understand the rash. He had a lot of humor this Tuesday, December 7. Thank you very much for we showed the lava up close.

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!

Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our day and would recommend this tour to others!

It’s a beautiful and potentially challenging hike if you’re not in good physical shape.