Day trip

Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Active Volcano Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions

Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Active Volcano Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 81.71 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 40 times yesterday

Venture to Iceland's most recent volcanic eruption on this trip from Reykjavik. Visit the active Fagradalsfjall Volcano and see an incredible natural show of flowing lava.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels and designated pickup locations in Reykjavík. Please be ready at your designated pickup location at 9:00 AM for the morning departure and at 5:00 PM for the afternoon departure. The pickup process usually takes up to 30 minutes.

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the area's unique geology as hike up to Iceland's newest volcano
  • Discover new land that is created by volcanic activity at Geldingadalur
  • Savor local flavors as you try a taste of the famous Icelandic chocolate Lava
  • See the flowing magma
Full description

Discover the exhilaration of looking for red-hot lava flows at the Fagradalsfjall volcano on this day trip from Reykjavik. Admire the volcanic landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula as you hike up the volcano with a local guide. Delight your taste buds with some Lava chocolate.

Get picked up in Reykjavík and set off for the volcanic eruption site at the Reykjanes Peninsula. See how the lava slowly comes up to the surface from a close distance.

Your guide will hike up to the volcano with you and tell you all you need to know about the new Fagradalsfjall Volcano and it will take about 5 hours in total.

Enjoy a moderate to difficult hike, with rocky terrain and steep slopes. Make sure to wear proper hiking shoes to be stable during the hike.

Once you arrive, see the crater where the lava was coming from.

Continue the hike around the Fagradalsfjall Volcano until you find the best location to sit and enjoy the view before heading back down.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Chocolate
  • Pickup and drop-off in Reykjavík
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 12 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    • People over 70 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 12 or people with health conditions such as bad knees, poor stamina, or lung issues
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 334 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5

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    It was the best trip I've ever had. The volcano was astonishing and everything was well organized! Our guide has been very responsible also to take care of the group, wait for each other and make sure the entire team come back safely. Tips: Strongly recommend hiking boots for this trip as the stones can be very challenging for regular shoes and your ancles. Some energy bar helps along the trip. No toilet on the hiking trails fyi.

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    August 6, 2022

    Our tour of Fagradalsfjall with Cora was fantastic. The volcano hike was exactly what we expected - we were able to hike to the crater and feel heat emanating from the cracks in the recent lava flows. The extra stops along the Reykjanes Pennisula were very interesting. Highly recommend this tour.

    June 20, 2022

    So it poured rain on the volcano hike, which was A VIBE. But it was more like being in a raincloud than anything else… our guide even said “Um… this is insane.” But was such a trooper. I needed a Gortex jacket instead of my simple rain jacket in the long run- and I was soaked through all 5 of my layers. And I honestly was the best off out of the group. I think bringing rain ponchos as backup would be a HUGE bonus for this guide company. I liked seeing the hot spots and tectonic plates, but I think we would have enjoyed things more if we weren’t all soaked to the bone. Which wasn’t any ones fault and almost everyone had a great attitude. The Blue Lagoon was AMAZING and our guide was awesome getting us in and explaining. I would say that as someone hiking on a volcano I would like to know more facts about it besides “it was national news, I am sure you saw.” And “the water is blue bc minerals.” That would have been the extra mile- but recommend this trip despite any weather!

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    June 20, 2022

    Product ID: 398095