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From Reykjavik: 4-Hour Lava Field Tour

4.7 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland

From Reykjavik: 4-Hour Lava Field Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland

From US$ 56.81 per person

Join a 4-hour tour to walk to the Iceland's newest lava field, formed by the Fagradalsfjall volcano's eruption in 2021.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait outside your hotel 30 minutes before the activity starts. Due to traffic limitations in the city center, you might have to make your way to the closest pickup location. Your hotel reception will help you find it or if you're staying in private accommodation, please get in touch with the local supplier, Gray Line Iceland, after the booking.

Experience

Highlights
  • See some of the world's youngest rocks
  • Feel the heat coming off the new lavafield
  • Marvel at Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano up close
Full description
See freshly formed black lava formations up close on a 4-hour tour to Fagradalsfjall Volcano, which erupted in 2021. Walk in the geologically active region and marvel at the remnants of the first eruption of the peninsula of Reykjanes for 800 years. Admire the recent lava flow, which has reached lower ground after slowly spreading across hills and valleys, making it easily accessible by foot. You will likely be able to see the fresh lava, which is still warm in places even though it has solidified. Take a moment to marvel at the youngest rock formations you'll ever see, as it's just emerged from the Earth's mantle.
Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation from Reykjavik
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • WiFi onboard the bus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The discount for children and youths is a family discount, and applies to a maximum of 2 children/youths per fully-paying adult
  • The tour includes an approximately 20-minute hike each way, across uneven ground
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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This hike ended up being closer to 5 hours. We made several stops including by a lake and a geothermal field with a number of vents and hot pools (not for swimming). The longest continuous hike was probably about an hour or less when we went to the lava fields from last year's eruption. Very unique experience and will be recommending to friends.

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April 24, 2022

the guide hleaf (?) was very nice and funny and told many interesting things and background stories. definitely a plus! walk was nice, because of heavy snowing in the last days it took up to 30 minutes one way, in a winter wonderland. at the end we could see some dark lava rocks, covered in snow, and a bit of steam.

February 17, 2022

Nice relaxing trip! Although the lava wasn’t flowing anymore, it was still exciting to see the gas/steam coming out of earth and feel the heat. We were also able to see a spring on our way back to the city. There was not too much walking. So it should be a good choice for the very end of the whole journey. Professional driver and guide as well ;)

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January 3, 2022

Product ID: 402065