8. Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Hike and Reykjanes Sightseeing
Set off on a thrilling trip to the currently erupting volcano of Fagradalsfjall with a friendly, local guide, and combine it with visits to several other gems of the Reykjanes Peninsula with this fantastic 6-hour excursion. Conducted both in the morning and in the late evening, this essential tour is easy to fit into the schedule of a busy traveler to Iceland!
This tour begins when you are picked up from your Reykjavik hotel at a time more convenient for you (unless you elect to meet the operator on location). You’ll greet your experienced guide and the rest of your traveling group and set out for the nearby Reykjanes Peninsula.
This area is renowned for its dramatic lava landscapes, with conic volcanoes, fields of jagged basalt, geothermal areas, and geological marvels. As you travel, however, the feature that will no doubt keep your attention is the column of smoke rising from the site of Fagradalsfjall. On some days, you’ll even be able to see its flames reaching the sky.
As the anticipation for your volcano viewing builds, you’ll make three stops at the regions’ beautiful spots. Kleifarvatn is the largest lake in the area, with hot springs and fascinating history as the site of a dramatic earthquake. Krisuvikurleid, meanwhile, is a spectacular driving route, surrounded by jagged peaks and steeped in idyllic beauty.
You’ll next make a brief stop at the geothermal area of Seltún, where you can marvel over hissing vents, bubbling mud pits, and brightly colored water and earth.
Finally, you’ll get to the parking area for the hike to Fagradalsfjall volcano. Your guide will dress you in the necessary equipment before leading you into Geldingdadalur valley, where one of the world’s most breathtaking sites awaits.
Nothing compares to the majesty of an erupting volcano. Flaming craters and fissures, gleaming rivers of molten rock, and a glowing field of lava make the time you will spend here unforgettable. Be sure to bring a drone or camera to capture this phenomenal event!
After enjoying this incredible site, you’ll head back to Reykjavik with some once-in-a-lifetime memories.
Grab this opportunity to witness the currently erupting volcano of Fagradalsfjall, alongside a wealth of Reykjanes attractions! Check availability by choosing a date.