Reykjavik: Thrihnukagigur Volcano Guided Hiking Day Trip

Activity provider: Inside the Volcano

Reykjavik: Thrihnukagigur Volcano Guided Hiking Day Trip

Activity provider: Inside the Volcano

From US$ 336.66 per person

Descend 400 feet (120 meters) into the crater of Iceland’s Thrihnukagigur Volcano and experience a unique phenomenon of nature inside one of the country’s top attractions.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Icelandic
Pickup included
Pick-up at hotels/guesthouses in Reykjavik starts 30 minutes prior to departure. Please be ready at that time in front of the building or at the bus stop assigned to your hotel/guesthouse.


  • Enjoy a scenic hike across a lava field, like the surface of the moon
  • Learn more about volcanoes and volcanic activity in Iceland
  • Get an amazing view of Reykjavik, the Reykjanes peninsula and the Snæfellsnes peninsula
  • Experience a very close encounter with a volcano
  • Get your adrenaline pumping on a crater descent
Full description
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.
  • Pick-up at your hotel in Reykjavik
  • All safety gear (helmets, harnesses, etc.)
  • Guides
  • Traditional Icelandic meat soup, coffee/tea and some sweets (vegetarians alternatives available)
  • Transfer back to your hotel in Reykjavik
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Hiking shoes

    Know before you go

    • Please wear good hiking shoes and warm clothes. The weather in the mountains is unpredictable and can be very different from ground level. Sneakers and jeans are not suitable.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 176 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Value for money
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    The coolest and most amazing experience ever! We had such an amazing time, our guides were so fun and you can tell they truly love their jobs. I’m terrified of heights and the elevator was doable for me, so don’t let that shy you a way. Would recommend this tour a million times over. Thank you for an incredible experience

    October 23, 2022

    Nos deux guides étaient très sympathiques. Nous avons eu des explications très détaillées. Ils étaient très prévenants durant toute la marche jusqu'au volcan et retour. Nous avons eu des protections adéquates et l'expérience était impressionnante. Les couleurs magnifiques. Nous avons eu le temps d'explorer le volcan au fond du cratère et une excellente soupe nous a été servie au retour.

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    October 16, 2022

    Unique experience! Just the idea of standing deep inside a volcano is breathtaking. For me it was worth the money! We were picked up within the specified period and after about 45 minutes we arrived at the meeting point. There we were picked up by 2 super guides, who first told us a lot about the volcano and what awaited us there. Then we hiked about 40 minutes to the volcano. Not a big effort, mostly at ground level, but with a brisk step. The landscape there is worth seeing. Then we arrived at the base camp and were divided into 3 groups of 6 people each. We were given equipment and a brief safety briefing, and then we took the "elevator" down into the volcano. When we arrived at the bottom we had about 30 minutes to see everything. Really impressive. At the top there was lamb or vegetable soup and everyone was able to hike back to the meeting point at their own pace, where we were picked up again.

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    October 6, 2022

    Product ID: 33718