Day trip

From Reykjavík: Merdalir Volcano and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland

From Reykjavík: Merdalir Volcano and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland
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From US$ 194.99 per person

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Enjoy a guided day trip from Reykjavík and hike to the recently active volcano. See the lava fields that have formed lava and afterwards relax in the geothermal waters of Blue Lagoon.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from selected hotels and official bus stops in central Reykjavik. Please contact the local partner to confirm pickup details after booking.


  • Visit the black beach of the Kleifarvatn geothermal lake
  • See the eruption site at Geldingadalur valley
  • Bathe and relax in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon
  • Witness the Fagradalsfjall Volcano eruption site
Full description
Enjoy the mountain views at Lake Kleifarvatn and hike to 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 to the eruption sites at Fagradalsfjall and Merdalir Volcanoes in Geldingadalur valley. Witness newly formed green lava descending 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.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Blue Lagoon Comfort Package entrance including towel, silica face mask and 1 free drink
  • Tour guide
  • Guided hike to the volcano
  • Headlamp
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Jeans

Know before you go

  • There is a 1.5-2 hour hike each way involved in this tour and it is of moderate difficulty
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 185 reviews

Review summary

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Like the other reviews said, the volcano hike is definitely not for the casual walker. Plenty of upslope to test one’s stamina. Blue Lagoon is a well-needed stop after the trek and we enjoyed our 2 hours there. Special mention to our guide who tried his utmost best to ensure the trip is enjoyable despite the circumstances. We were assigned an old bus (guide said it’s the agency’s first bus when it started out 30 years ago) - the mic was faulty so the guide had to speak at the top of his voice, but that was futile as he was drowned out by the loud engine. Most of us couldn’t hear a thing he said. The bus also started stalling towards the end of the day; at some points, the guide took over the driver’s job who did not seem familiar with a manual car. The agency can definitely do better with logistics planning - this same agency also pushed back the start times for one of my other tours at the last min, which meant we lost crucial time given the short daylight this time of the year.

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November 29, 2022

Mia and Alma were a really lovely guide/driver team, so personable, chilled and friendly. The day was really enjoyable, and the mood was set nicely by these two. The volcano walk was beautiful, and the structure of the activity very casual which made for enjoyable and informative roaming among the hills of the lava fields. Thanks guys, for a really nice experience.

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November 27, 2022

The "moderate" hike is based on avid outdoorsy folks. This hike was more difficult for non-hikers. Think 60% inclines and many switchbacks. The volcano wasn't active during the visit but it's still an incredible hike. This experience was perfectly coupled with the blue lagoon and 2 hrs was perfect time spent in the lagoon.

November 16, 2022

Product ID: 398490