Guided tour

Reykjavík: Half-Day Guided Hike of Fagradalsfjall Volcano

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland

Reykjavík: Half-Day Guided Hike of Fagradalsfjall Volcano

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland
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From US$ 69.25 per person

Embark on a magical half-day afternoon or evening tour through Geldingaladur Valley and see the eruption site of Fagradalsfjall Volcano alongside a licensed guide.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from hotels and official bus stops in central Reykjavik. Please contact the activity provider to confirm pickup details after booking.


  • Feel the thrill of looking for live lava flowing at the Fagradalsfjall Volcano
  • Discover the rugged beauty of the Geldingadalur Valley on a guided hike
  • Uncover the secrets of the Reykjanes Peninsula Highland with your guide
  • Capture pictures of the vivid colors of the Seltún Hot Springs in Krýsuvík
  • Be picked up and dropped off directly at your accommodation in Reykjavík
Full description

Enjoy an afternoon or evening hike in Geldingadalur Valley, where lava flows from erupting volcanoes, to witness the Fagradalsfjall Volcano. Learn the history of the volcanoes of the area from your expert guide. Get picked up in Reykjavík and set out on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views towards the Fagradalsfjall Volcano and Geldingadallur Valley.

Once at the valley, put on your hiking gear and head towards the volcano to hopefully see some live lava flowing. Bring snacks along with you and enjoy them while you watch the spectacular natural show. 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.

  • Guided tour
  • Headlamp
  • Entry fees
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected hotels and bus stops
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please wait for your guide at Tour Bus Stop 12 which is opposite the Storm Hotel.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  •  The hike is around 8km and 300m in elevation
  •  Due to city regulations, parts of the city center are not accessible by bus; you will be redirected to special bus stops if you are staying in these areas
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 244 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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Simon was our guide and he was super knowledgeable about the volcano, the area and Iceland. We couldn't have gotten any better guide. We had a fantastic day despite the poor weather with loads of rain. He even had a little traditional Icelandic snack for us on the summit which was very welcome. He helped people who were a bit slower and had extra clothes with him if people were cold. This was an excellent tour. We only booked the half day tour and as we were not enough we were upgraded for free for a full day tour. We enjoyed every minute of it.

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June 1, 2022

Competent and really good and pleasant guide. Well there were more stops on the way than just the volcano. The itinerary for the trip could well be updated. The information about the trip could well be sent earlier than the day before (as we had traveled from DK, and not what an opportunity to pack extra).

May 6, 2022

This isn’t the exact tour we booked due to cancellation from weather conditions. (Not the company’s fault.) They however upgraded us to the full day tour. And it was outstanding! TOM our guide was by far the best guide we had all week and maybe one of the best I’ve had anywhere. Highly recommend and Tom should be on every tour available!

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February 16, 2022

Product ID: 401693