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From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Volcanic Hike & Blue Lagoon Option

1. From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Volcanic Hike & Blue Lagoon Option

After complimentary pickup in Reykjavik, take a scenic drive along the lava-shaped coast toward the first stop. Once there, follow the trail to the Geldingadalir Valley under the care of your experienced guide. Since it first exploded into life in March 2021, Iceland’s newest volcano has sent rivers of molten lava flowing across this rugged wilderness. Hundreds of thousands of people have come to see the youngest mountain in the world, and this is your opportunity to see the brand-new jet-black fields of lava for yourself! The knowledgeable guides will lead you to the volcano site and show how this unstoppable force has dramatically changed the Icelandic landscape. Before you arrive there, you will first see Seltun, an almost lunar landscape of red rocks, orange sediments, hissing mud pots and hot springs. There, you’ll be dazzled by the multi-colored craters and steam vents. The Reykjanes peninsula features even more fascinating geological gems. Next, visit the Gunnuhver Hot Springs, a group of active mud pools and steam vents named after a local witch who in folklore met her doom here, so watch your step. After, take a short 5-minute drive to Valahnúkamöl, stunning bird cliffs and basalt columns rising from the sea. Spend some time here enjoying the views of the iconic sights, including Reykjanesviti Lighthouse, the oldest still-standing structure of its kind in Iceland. From there, move on to the Bridge Between Continents, a place where a small metal footbridge straddles the ever-widening gap between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates, spanning the Mid-Atlantic Ridge just a few feet above the volcanic sands that stand between the diverging continents. As the final optional part of the tour, discover one of the most popular places in Iceland, the iconic Blue Lagoon where milky sea waters contrast with black lava fields. Here, soak all your cares away for 2 hours at the Blue Lagoon SPA. Enjoy a perfect way to relax and reflect on an unforgettable day spent on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

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Reykjavik: Guided Active Volcano Hike in Reykjanes Peninsula

2. Reykjavik: Guided Active Volcano Hike in Reykjanes Peninsula

Embark on a guided tour to the volcanic eruption in Geldingadalur. Enjoy the opportunity to witness rare geological activity and stunning lava flows, a truly rare occurrence. Meet in central Reykjavik and travel south to the Reykjanes Peninsula. Arrive at the start of the hiking route and follow your guide towards the volcano in Geldingadalur. The hike will take approximately 1.5-2 hours each way and the trail is conveniently marked. Gaze in awe at the raw power of mother nature as you see lava spewing from the volcano. Be amazed by glowing rivers of molten rock which will cool and harden to create entirely new landscapes.

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Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

3. Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

Embark for a once-in-life-time experience and hike up to Geldingadalir to see the hypnotic Fagradalsfjall volcano. Benefit from the comfort of pickup service and start the journey towards Geldingadalur valley. Along the way, marvel at the lunar landscapes and geological marvels of the Reykjanes peninsula. Then, begin your hike of 1-1.5 hours (one way) into the barren surrounding wilderness. Experience real adventure and get as close as it is safely possible to the edge of the ever-growing lava field. Gaze at the breathtaking fountains of fire and vivid orange rivers of lava. Your experienced guide will make your adventure safe, informative, and enjoyable, and will give you time to explore and see the volcano from different angles. Finally, continue the tour and explore the Reykjanes Peninsula with its valleys flows into the lava, its bare heights, its dark rocks and gaping craters.

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Reykjavik: Geldingadalir Volcano Viewing Point Hike

4. Reykjavik: Geldingadalir Volcano Viewing Point Hike

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.

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Reykjavík: Volcano Lava Fields, Hot Springs and Sky Lagoon

5. Reykjavík: Volcano Lava Fields, Hot Springs and Sky Lagoon

Experience all the action at the crater of the volcano without a steep hike in this group tour from Reykjavík, and learn more about the volcano from your experienced guide. Journey to the Reykjanes peninsula to see this extraordinary area with lots of activity on the ground. View the steamy hot springs, geothermal energy, lighthouses, ancient lava, and fresh lava from the eruption at Fagradalsfjall. Finish off the volcano tour with the option of having some relaxation time in the newest spa in Iceland, The Sky Lagoon.

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Reykjavik: Geldingadalir Hike and Northern Lights Adventure

6. Reykjavik: Geldingadalir Hike and Northern Lights Adventure

On this guided tour from Reykjavik, hike to Geldingadalir to see the eruption of Iceland's newest active volcano before going Northern Lights hunting at night. Start with pickup from Reykjavik, then begin your 2-3 hour hike up to the viewing point of Geldingadalir. 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. Later in the evening, meet the guide for a Northern Lights hunt to try and catch one of the greatest night show possible. Head out of the city into the deep darkness of the countryside. According to the weather forecast, the guide will find the best spot for you to enjoy the light show.

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Reykjavik: Northern Lights Tour with Local Snacks

7. Reykjavik: Northern Lights Tour with Local Snacks

Admire the stunning, ever-changing lights of green, blue, and pink that adorn the night sky on this small group tour to see the Aurora Borealis, also known as the "Northern lights." Enjoy this astronomical phenomenon alongside some traditional Icelandic drinks and snacks.Departing from Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, drive to a calm and quiet spot that the expert team has picked out after extensively studying the weather forecasts. Learn different facts about the Aurora Borealis that will make the Northern Lights phenomenon even more magical.  Enjoy some of Iceland's most famous and traditional snacks and drinks such as Dried Fish, Twisted Doughnut, Flat Bread with Icelandic Butter, Slowly Smoked Lamb Meat, Fermented Shark, Icelandic shnaps, Homemade Hot Cocoa and other mouthwatering treats. In the case that some unforeseen circumstance makes the Northern Lights impossible to see, you are invited to join another tour free of charge within a two-year period.

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Geldingadalur: Full-Day Hike from Reykjavik

8. 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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What people are saying about Reykjanes Peninsula

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 12 reviews

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.

Very nice area with a great view of an active volcano and the mountain landscape. Glowing lava can no longer be seen, but the fresh lava landscape is very impressive. The tour guide was very professional!

Great sequence of events hiking up a volcano, seeing that scenery and then wrapping up with the Blue Lagoon? The absolutely perfect day with a great to guide to match!

The trip was normal but the tour guide baldur made the trip special

Nice hike along the volcano crater and good value for money.