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Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike and Blue Lagoon

1. Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike and Blue Lagoon

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, where the first volcanic activity in the area after about 800 years recently happened. 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. The hike is about 1.5-2 hours and has a moderate level of difficulty. 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. Head to the bridge between continents and to the geothermal area of Gunnuhver, where you will see boiling hot springs. Before the end of your trip, choose to visit the Blue Lagoon to dip your body into its salty waters (costs not included).

Geldingadalur: Full-Day Hike from Reykjavik

2. Geldingadalur: Full-Day Hike from Reykjavik

Embark on a once-in-life-time experience on a hike up to Geldingadalir to see the phenomenon of the Fagradalsfjall Volcano. Get as close as it is safely possible, to the edge of the ever-growing lava field, exposing you to breathtaking fountains of fire and vivid orange rivers of lava. Start with a picked up from your preferred location, in a Super Jeep designed for your comfort. See some lunar landscapes and geological marvels of the Reykjanes peninsula along the drive to Geldingadalur valley. Once at the eruption site, get a quick security brief and follow the Icelandic Rescue Team instructions on the best route to take to avoid the fumes according to the wind direction. Begin the hike into the barren surrounding wilderness. Get plenty of time to explore and to see the volcano from different angles. After bearing witness to the sheer power and most magnificent force of mother nature, your guide will escort you safely back to the vehicle and you will return to the city with a head full of incredible memories.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 296 reviews

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!

I took a volcano hike the other day with Kora as our guide. She was very entertaining and took great care of our group. She shared with us her knowledge of the geological forces of volcanos, and she also shared delightful information about the other places we visited, the land bridge and the Gunnuhuver geyser and Valahnukamol, And beyond that she shared general information about Iceland’s culture and history. She was positive and professional. Highly recommended!

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.

Wow! Our guide (kora I think) was very friendly and energetic. She was also knowledgeable of the area. We saw some great sights and even got to walk on the Dried out lava. Definitely recommend.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and took us to other attractions after the hike. Great tour.