Day trip

Reykjavik: Geldingadalir Volcano Viewing Point Hike

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Reykjavik: Geldingadalir Volcano Viewing Point Hike

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures
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From US$ 80.56 per person

Hike to Geldingadalir to see the eruption of Iceland's newest active volcano. Be amazed as you witness mother nature at her most powerful.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickups in Reykjavík begin at 8:00 AM, so please be ready outside your hotel lobby at this time and keep a lookout for the guides and car. Pickups can take up to 30 minutes.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit an active erupting volcano
  • Enjoy beautiful views of the Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Be amazed by incredible power of nature
Full description
Start with pickup from Reykjavik and then begin your 2-3 hour hike up to the viewing point of Geldingadalir, Iceland's newest erupting volcano. The volcano erupted close to Fagradalsfjall, in a valley named Geldingadalur on the evening of March 19, 2021. Observe a rare display of mother nature's ferocious power as you see the lava spew forth from the earth's core. Watch as the glowing lava flows from the cone, and creates entirely new landscapes.
Includes
  • Small group experience
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Headlamps
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Gloves

Know before you go

  • This tour is suitable for those of a moderate to good level of physical fitness and can walk for about 4 hours at a low or moderate pace. Trails are generally of good quality and glacier travel at a relatively low angle.
  • You will be hiking for 2-3 hours
  • Pickups are only available from certain locations in Reykjavik, please refer to the list of locations when booking
  • Lunch is not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 50 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5

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Excellent friendly and knowledgeable tour guides. Happy to wait for slower members of the group. It is a little strenuous but my 9 year old daughter managed it and we had a couple of 70 yr olds too that made it no problem. The volcano is not active now but beautiful scenery nonetheless, great to see the snow melting and steam rising from the lava fields which have not yet cooled fully. The guides also took us to some dramatic coastal places on the way back for great photo opportunities as an added bonus. Highly recommend it but wrap up warm!

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February 25, 2022

The volcano is absolutely boring with just black stones. But 5 star rate is for guide's suggestion about "today is a very very very good day to watch the northern light". Then I ordered the tour for aururo that night, even though it is a rainy day. However, the aurura is truly show up, and it is so strong and beautiful!!! So lucky to meet this guide and get right suggestions from him. Thank him.

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December 20, 2021

We had 5 adults hiking and pick up was very prompt. The van was comfortable and the hike was moderately difficult. Our guide kept track of us and made safety recommendations and also helped us with pics of the group. It made the hike very relaxed and fun. The lava field was our favorite part.

October 28, 2021

Product ID: 397755