Day trip

Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site Hike and Geothermal Tour

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland

Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site Hike and Geothermal Tour

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland
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From US$ 69.32 per person

Hike to a volcano eruption site, visit the Bridge Between Continents, see the Reykjanesviti Lighthouse, witness Lake Kleifarvatn, and admire Gunnuhver Hot Springs on this tour from Reykjavík.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from selected hotels, official bus stops in central Reykjavik, and from the cruise port. Please contact the local partner to confirm pickup details after booking.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Lake Kleifarvatn's black basalt beach with underwater hot springs and viewpoint overlooking the mountains
  • Hike to the Geldingadalur Valley erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano where the surrounding green lava moss and rocks meet flowing lava
  • Witness bubbling mud pots and hissing steam vents at Gunnuhver Hot Springs
  • Breathe in the fresh Atlantic Ocean air at the photogenic Reykjanesviti Lighthouse with surrounding boulder ridges, sea-stacks, and cliffs
  • Walk from the Eurasian to the American tectonic plate at The Bridge Between Continents, a 15 meter footbridge spanning a gaping rift
Full description

Discover the beauty of volcanic landscapes in the Geldingadalur Valley on this day trip from Reykjavík. Travel by bus to Fagradalsfjall Volcano and go for a guided hike to see flowing lava. Capture photos at locations like Lake Kleifarvatn, Valhnúkamöl Boulder Ridge, and the Gunnuhver Hot Springs.

Start with a pickup in Reykjavík before heading on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views. Stop by Lake Kleifarvatn to take in the black sand beach and surrounding mountains. Put on your high-quality hiking gear and set off towards Geldingadalur Valley to see live volcanic activity coming from the Fagradalsfjall Volcano. Sit down to a delectable packed lunch on the hike where you can eat while gazing out over the lava flowing from the volcano.

Drive by the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the volcanos have shaped the area which is covered by soft green lava moss. Continue to the Gunnuhver Hot Springs to breath in steam from the boiling waters.

Make your way to the the oldest lighthouse in Iceland at Reykjanes Lighthouse. Admire the cliffs and sea stacks formed by the Atlantic Ocean at the Valhnúkamöl Boulder Ridge.

Finally, see the Bridge Between Continents which crosses a rift between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Get a picture of you walking across the bridge before returning to Reykjavík.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Headlamp
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Pickup is from bus stop #12.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Packed lunch

Know before you go

  • The hike to the volcanic area is around one hour each way
  • Pickup is offered from selected hotels, official bus stops in central Reykjavik, and from the cruise port. For this, please indicate which cruise port you will be arriving at.
  • Due to city regulations, parts of the city center are not accessible by bus, therefore, you will be redirected to special bus stops if you are staying in these areas.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 224 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Very interesting tour, definetely to recommend! It covered many places but without being too rushed or tiring. The hike to Fagradalsfjall was quite exciting and my favourite part, though the geothermical spots and the bridge between the two continents are worth the visit too! Really well organised, the guide was giving good explanations about the locations and a fun person!

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April 30, 2022

It was a nice hike to the lava fields. Before the hike there is a stop at the supermarket, which I found very useful. Unfortunately, the bus was very outdated and the technology worked poorly, so it was very difficult to understand the guide on the bus. Luckily we had great weather (beginning of March). Only the ground was partly icy, but with the offered hiking sticks it was easy to do. What I personally found a shame was that our guide went far too fast and many of the participants couldn't keep up. This resulted in some longer waiting times. I was expecting to see flowing or fresh lava, but that wasn't the case. My highlight was the second half of the day. While part of the group was in the blue lagoon, we lead to the beach and a bridge between the continents. Overall I would still recommend this tour!

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March 8, 2022

We have done several outings with Bustravel, and we can really trust them and thank them for the quality of the outings and services. Comfortable buses, but no toilets. The hike is great, the guide was excellent, the weather conditions were difficult, and he was very considerate with my children, for whom it was not easy to face this wind, the ice, and the cold... but it is too good to go on the lava flow! Then during the day the weather really deteriorated, we got stuck but sheltered and safe, and our guide remained in a very good mood, and always attentive to everyone. A big thank you, a big congratulations.

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February 27, 2022

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