Day trip

From Reykjavik: Hike to Iceland's Newest Active Volcano

From Reykjavik: Hike to Iceland's Newest Active Volcano

From US$ 99 per person

Embark on a one-of-a-kind adventure to see the newest active volcano in Iceland. Hike for about 2.5 hours each way on the Meradalir volcano for views of the countryside, the coastline, and lava flows.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
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Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the heat as you approach molten lava pouring from an active volcano
  • Witness new land being formed and learn about the process from your guide
  • Hike up to Meradalir for panoramic views of the Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Enjoy views that stretch to the coast and see how the landscape changes
  • Snap some pictures with Meradalir's glowing lava in the background
Full description

Tour Iceland’s volcanic region on a day trip to one of it’s newest active volcanoes. Get picked up in Reykjavik and drive for 45 minutes to the Reykjanes Peninsula, where you’ll start the hike up to Meradalir.

Hike along the mountainside until you reach a safe distance for viewing the volcanic area. Gaze into the volcano to see new land being formed, molten lava rivers cascading into the valleys, and volcano cones spewing out bright red-hot lava.

Take the opportunity to discover terrain like no other place on the planet. Learn from your guide about the unique rock formations and wildlife that make Meradalir special.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Hiking guide
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
Customer reviews

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You really have to know how fit you are on this tour. But the efforts are worth it. And you should definitely take a rain jacket with you, we were lucky on the ascent but it was drizzling on the descent.

September 18, 2022

August 22, 2022

We had Tom as our guide and he was great! Easy going, encouraging and very knowledgeable about the volcano and surrounding landscapes.

August 16, 2022

Product ID: 398144