Reykjavík: Guided Afternoon Hiking Tour to Meradalir Volcano

Activity provider:BusTravel Iceland

Reykjavík: Guided Afternoon Hiking Tour to Meradalir Volcano

Activity provider:BusTravel Iceland
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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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Live tour guide
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 eruptions over the past two years have transformed the landscape. Learn about the history of volcanoes in the area as well as an introduction to the underlying science 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 lava flowing. The eruption has stopped in recent days, but there was flowing lava here as recently as August 20th, 2022. Bring snacks along with you and enjoy them while you gaze upon this natural wonder.

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

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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 417 reviews

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First of all: Our vacation was at the end of July 2022. We had originally booked this hike, the day before we were told that the booked pick-up time was not possible. We were offered a free upgrade to the "Volcano Hike & Geothermal Wonders" tour (full-day tour), which we accepted. The rebooking was quick and uncomplicated, our questions about the new tour were answered very quickly and courteously. As a result, I can only rate the upgraded tour, which was really great: volcano hike with great views, good restaurant for lunch (optional, not included in the price) and sights of the Reykjanes Peninsula, including the Krýsuvík geothermal area and the bridge between the two continental plates . The tour and our guide Josip are recommended. Only the time at the sights was often very short, it was enough for taking photos, but more was not possible due to the number of sights.

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October 21, 2022

Organized at very short notice. Good vibes on the bus. It was probably demanded with too little emphasis that one should be on the bus as punctually as possible. Waiting over an hour for the last guests requires a lot of patience. Nevertheless, respect that the bus has waited so long.

August 23, 2022

The pick-up was reliable, but several hotels were approached. The leadership was good. But you only had brief contact with the guide, because the field naturally pulled apart. The first half of the trail is of medium difficulty, but then it becomes more difficult due to a boulder field with large stones. Sturdy walking shoes are a must! The experience at the volcano is unique! Before returning we had to wait 45 minutes for 3 people who were already on the second bus. The right overview is probably missing?! Total duration: 6:30 p.m. - 2:45 a.m

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August 15, 2022

Product ID: 401693