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Reykjavík: Guided Afternoon Hiking Tour to Meradalir Volcano

1. Reykjavík: Guided Afternoon Hiking Tour to Meradalir Volcano

Enjoy an afternoon or evening hike in Geldingadalur Valley, where eruptions over the past two years have transformed the landscape. Learn about the history of volcanoes in the area as well as an introduction to the underlying science from your expert guide. Get picked up in Reykjavík and set out on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views towards the Fagradalsfjall Volcano, Meradalir, and Geldingadallur Valley. Once at the valley, put on your hiking gear and head towards the volcano to hopefully see some lava flowing. The eruption has stopped in recent days, but there was flowing lava here as recently as August 20th, 2022. Bring snacks along with you and enjoy them while you gaze upon this natural wonder. Afterward, as you drive along the peninsula, your guide will fill you in on the history of volcanos in the area, many long-dormant, now covered by soft green lava moss.

From Reykjavík: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike with Geologist

2. From Reykjavík: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike with Geologist

Visit a volcano that began erupting on began on March 19, 2021, with a geologist/volcanologist. Uncover interesting geological features about the development of the eruption and the lava field with this Fagradalsfjall tour from Reykjavík.  Be picked up in Reykjavik and drive through old lava fields as you travel to the eruption-side of the volcano. Begin with an overview of the volcanic history of Reyjanes peninsula and view the first signs of a new eruption at this place. Discover how the hot the lava field is forming new land. Let your guide show you how the composition of the lava influences the appearance of the rocks. Head up to the crater viewpoint to see panoramic views of the volcanic landscapes below. Return to Reykjavik with a drive through hot springs, lakes, and mountains in the Reykjanes peninsula.

Reykjavik: Thrihnukagigur Volcano Guided Hiking Day Trip

3. Reykjavik: Thrihnukagigur Volcano Guided Hiking Day Trip

Enjoy a hiking tour towards the dormant Thrihnukagigur Volcano. After your transfer and drop-off at the Bláfjöll mountain cabin, walk to Thrihnukagigur Volcano, a moderate hike of approximately 45-50 minutes, enjoying the breathtaking lava scenery en route. The hike is classified as moderately difficulty, with straight walks and limited elevations. But the surface is hilly and uneven. Upon arrival at the crater, descend 400 feet (120 meters) inside the volcano, and experience an extraordinary natural phenomenon. You will be informed about all safety procedures and how to behave inside the volcano, wearing a helmet and harness at all times. Each group is split into a smaller party of 4-5 people for safety and intimacy. After a slow 10-minute descent, to ensure the safety of passengers and provide ample opportunities to experience the amazing views, spend up to an hour inside the volcano (or less if you prefer). Expert guides will be with you at all times. End with a feast of traditional Icelandic meat soup or a vegetarian soup along with hot coffee, hot chocolate, tea or water.

From Reykjavík: Merdalir Volcano and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

4. From Reykjavík: Merdalir Volcano and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

Enjoy the mountain views at Lake Kleifarvatn and hike to Fagradalsfjall volcano on this day trip from Reykjavík. Have the option to select pickup and drop-off. Unwind after your hike with a soak in the Blue Lagoon and a complimentary drink. Start your adventure with a pickup in Reykjavík and head towards the Reykanes Peninsula. Peer out of the window to a landscape of mossy-covered lava fields, geothermal fields, fishing villages, breathtaking coastal features, and mountain lakes. Explore hot springs and the black basalt beach of Lake Kleifarvatn. Hike to the eruption sites at Fagradalsfjall and Merdalir Volcanoes in Geldingadalur valley. Witness newly formed green lava descending from the volcano into old lava moss and rocks. End your day by relaxing in the Blue Lagoon. Let the warm healing geothermal waters soften your muscles and soul after your volcanic experience.

Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site and Reykjanes Tour

5. Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site and Reykjanes Tour

Discover the beauty of volcanic landscapes in the Geldingadalur Valley on this day trip from Reykjavík. Travel by bus to Meradalir Volcano and go for a guided hike to see the new lava fields. 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 the steaming, cooling lava fields formed by the recent eruption at Merdalir. The volcano erupted for much of August 2022, but has stopped for now. Please note that the hike is of moderate difficulty and takes 1.5-2 hours each way. Sit down to a delectable packed lunch on the hike where you can eat while gazing out over the immense lava fields surrounding the new crater. 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.

Reykjavik: Guided Volcano and Lava Field Hike with Geopark

6. Reykjavik: Guided Volcano and Lava Field Hike with Geopark

Embark on a guided tour of the newly formed lava field from the volcanic eruptions in Geldingadalur and Meradalir. Enjoy the opportunity to witness rare geological activity at the now dormant volcanoes. Start your tour at the boiling mud pools and colorful landscapes of the Seltún Geothermal Area. Hike up to the volcano and take in the views of the fresh lava field. Take a walk between two continents on a stop by the bridge between the continental plates that divide the peninsula. On the way back to Reykjavík stop by Gunnuhver, the largest mud pool in Iceland. Experience the ground shaking from the enormous power released from the boiling water and steam.

From Reykjavik: Volcano Hike and Sky Lagoon Visit

7. From Reykjavik: Volcano Hike and Sky Lagoon Visit

Leave Reykjavik behind and set off for an exciting hike up an active volcano on this daytime tour. See the Geldingadalur Volcano which last erupted in 2021 and Meradalir Volcano which last erupted in August 2022. Explore the volcanic landscape before relaxing in warm geothermal waters. Depart from Reykjavik City Center and begin the journey by admiring boiling mud pools and colorful landscape at Seltún Geothermal area. Travel to the start of the hiking route and hike the most convenient way to witness the newly formed lava field. After the hike to the Volcano, head to the bridge between continents, where you get the chance to walk between the Eurasian tectonic plate and the North American tectonic plate. After an exciting day exploring the volcanic wonders of Reykjanes Peninsula travel back to Reykjavik to relax in the warm geothermal waters of the Sky Lagoon, admire the ocean views from their infinity pool, and experience the included 7-Step Spa Ritual.

Geldingadalir Volcano Hike & Blue Lagoon Comfort Ticket

8. Geldingadalir Volcano Hike & Blue Lagoon Comfort Ticket

In the first half of this experience, take guided tour to the volcanic eruption in Geldingadalir, known as Fagradalsfjall Volcano. With the first eruption in the Reykjanes Peninsula in about 800 years currently taking place this sight provides a unique opportunity to study the geologic mysteries of the region. The volcano was erupting for a period of 6 months and leaves a dramatic new lava field. Reykjanes Geopark offers dramatic views everywhere you look with endless ancient lava fields, the roaring Atlantic Ocean, colorful geothermal areas, and beautiful mountain views. After a hike around the volcano and sightseeing, you can enter the world famous Blue Lagoon with a comfort admission package, and immerse yourself in the milky-blue geothermal seawaters. Included in the comfort package is entrance, a silica mud mask, use of a towel and a drink of your choice. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience to witness the newly formed crater in Geldingadalir and the Volcanic Wonders of Reykjanes Geopark, as well as a visit to one of the most relaxing wonders of the world.

From Reykjavik: Day Trip to Glymur and Hvammsvik Hot Springs

9. From Reykjavik: Day Trip to Glymur and Hvammsvik Hot Springs

Only accessible by hiking, the second-tallest waterfall Glymur is an amazing and rewarding location to visit in Iceland. The hiking path leading to the waterfall offers fabulous views of the surrounding landscape of Hvalfjordur which is widely known as one of the most beautiful locations in this part of Iceland. The trail includes many fun challenges of crossing the river, walking through a cave and steep at parts, but they only make reaching the top more gratifying. During the drive to Glymur you will be able to admire views of often overlooked but stunning Mosfellsdalur valley, lush and scenic lowland. We will also drive by Mosfellheiði, an extensive moorland area between the Mosfellssveit district and the lake Þingvallavatn. A shield–volcano from a warm period of the ice age, covered by basalt lava, some of which also reached the Reykjavík area. Glymur will not be the only waterfall visited, we will make a quick stop at Þórufoss waterfall, which was future in the Game of Thrones! We highly recommend adding a visit to the hot spring to experience the area to its fullest. Located in the heart of untouched nature of Hvalfjörður, Hvammsvik Hot Springs is one of the most unique baths in Iceland. You can soak in one of eight pools filled with fusion of hot geothermal water and cold ocean water, or dive directly into the Atlantic Ocean. Trust us, relaxing in hot water surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes is the perfect reward for finishing the hike! Hike details: Distance: 7 km (4.3 miles) Duration of the hike: Difficulty: Moderate The trail gets steep at some parts and follow high cliff, so it is not suitable for people with fear of heights. Please note that safety is always our priority. The hike requires moderate fitness level as well as proper footwear and clothing. Our guides have a right to refuse to let you join the tour if you are not wearing suitable shoes or clothes.

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This was our one of the unique experiences ever encountered. Hike was moderately difficult and the views were so beautiful and get to see volcano site and walked on lava, which was incredible. Our guide kept us informed throughout and looked after everyone so well. After volcano hike, we were given 2 hours to enjoy in Blue lagoon, which was a huge tick to our bucket list, although it is very hyped but its worth the hype. It was so relaxing, beautiful views and calming. Overall, we recommend this tour for sure.

A well thought out trip. A long hike in snow covered mountains, moderate difficulty going up some steep curves. You do get attachments to your boots which help. I would 100% recommend this tour. The area is visually striking. Tour guide had good knowledge, she looked after the group. afterwards you get dropped off at the Blue Lagoon. An amazing experience again. I can't fault it. Stop reading now and book it!

Wonderful day out. The volcano hike complements the blue Lagoon afterwards. so work together well Loved being in the Lagoon in daylight time slot too as you could see everything and the sun was gorgeous. Others who went in evening had missed the waterfall showers, sauna and steam room there but it looked like you were on Mars !!

Our tour has been canceled partially (the volcano trekking part) due to weather conditions, we made only the Sky Lagoon part of it and it was a very excellent experience even if it's a bit commercial and the time spent there was a bit in rush (I would prefer staying there at minimum for 2-3h ).

very interesting tour and great places, the company was very good in organizing everything. very good guide Omar