Day trip

Reykjavík: Afternoon and Evening Hike to Meradalir Volcano

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland

Reykjavík: Afternoon and Evening Hike to Meradalir Volcano

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland
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From US$ 74.29 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 33 times yesterday

Embark on a magical afternoon or evening tour through Geldingaladur Valley and see the eruption site in Meradalir Valley next to Fagradalsfjall Volcano alongside a licensed guide.

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Duration 6 - 7 hours
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Pickup optional
Pickup is available from hotels and official bus stops in central Reykjavik. Please contact the activity provider to confirm pickup details after booking.


  • Feel the thrill of looking for live lava flowing at the Fagradalsfjall Volcano
  • Discover the rugged beauty of the Geldingadalur Valley on a guided hike
  • Uncover the secrets of the Reykjanes Peninsula Highland with your guide
  • See vivid colors of the Seltún Hot Springs in Krýsuvík (skipped on longer hikes)
  • Hope to see lava spewing and erupting forming the Volcano in Meradalir Valley
Full description

Enjoy an afternoon or evening hike in Geldingadalur Valley, where lava flows from erupting volcanoes, to witness the Fagradalsfjall Volcano. Learn the history of the volcanoes of the area from your expert guide. Get picked up in Reykjavík and set out on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views towards the Fagradalsfjall Volcano, Meradalir and Geldingadallur Valley. Once at the valley, put on your hiking gear and head towards the volcano to hopefully see some live lava flowing. Bring snacks along with you and enjoy them while you watch the spectacular natural show. Afterward, as you drive along the peninsula, your guide will fill you in on the history of volcanos in the area, many long-dormant, now covered by soft green lava moss.

  • Guided tour
  • Headlamp
  • Entry fees
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected hotels and bus stops
  • 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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Meeting point

Please wait for your guide at Tour Bus Stop 12 which is opposite the Storm Hotel.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Packed lunch
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • - The hike takes around 1.5-2 hours each way and is moderately difficult
  • - The length of the tour is subject to change due to the live volcano and routes available
  • - Due to city regulations, parts of the city center are not accessible by bus; you will be redirected to special bus stops if you are staying in these areas
  • - Bring a packed lunch as there will not be a lunch stop on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 293 reviews

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It was a great experience and the volcano is spectacular. However, be aware that this is a long 1.5 - 2 hrs hike with moderate difficulty and possibly windy and rainy weather, especially at night when it is pitch black. The hike goes through a number of uphill parts and a very long field full of stones you need to navigate around. Prepare appropriately with proper wear and shoes. But there is a prize at the end. Then you hike back. :)

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August 16, 2022

This hike is difficult. You will be able to do it if you have hiking experience but if you are inexperienced you will be the ones holding up the bus on the way back. Especially if you are doing the evening hike, be prepared to wait until 2am for the stragglers to come back. Amazing experience regardless, wish the guides wouldn’t talk so loud as we were trying to sleep when we got back on the bus at 1am.

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August 16, 2022

Once in a lifetime experience! Even though the hike is considered “moderate” the rocky terrain along with a few steep hills and mud (esp during the dark night hike) might be challenging for some. Be prepared for it taking a bit longer to leave the hike as some hikers may take an extra hour or two to return to the bus. Wear waterproof gear and and bring extra layers if needed. Wear proper hiking boots (waterproof ideal but not totally necessary). It’s easy to trip so pay attention as you hike. The headlamps the tour provides are essential and helpful. I didn’t use poles but those seemed to be helpful for many so I might do that next time. So rewarding! The orange vests helped. As a solo traveler I wanted to make sure I was around people in my group. This is not a casual hike. If you don’t have good night vision consider the day tour. Really incredible. Our bus driver (I didn’t catch his name) airdropped us his incredible photos and a link to the hiking trail. Thanks Victor & Mark!

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August 15, 2022

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