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Reykjavik: Geldingadalir Hike and Northern Lights Adventure

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Reykjavik: Geldingadalir Hike and Northern Lights Adventure

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

From US$ 121.33 per person

Hike to Iceland’s newest active volcano, Geldingadalir, and experience the magic of the Northern Lights on this guided tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 15 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
The pickup takes 30 minutes; please wait for the guide to arrive.


  • Visit an active erupting volcano
  • Be amazed by the incredible power of nature
  • Hunt the Northern Lights
Full description
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.
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide
  • Headlamps
  • Transportation by minibus with Wi-Fi
  • 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
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Gloves

Know before you go

  • As a natural phenomenon, seeing the Northern Lights cannot be guaranteed. You will be offered a second tour for free if you do not see them (no refunds are given)
  • This tour is suitable for those of a moderate to a good level of physical fitness and can walk for about 4 hours at a low or moderate pace
  • The trails are generally of good quality and glacier travel is at a relatively low angle
  • This tour involves hiking for 2-3 hours
  • Pickups are only available from certain locations in Reykjavik
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

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Our guide Björk was great, she explained a lot and provided important information. The tour into the Geldingadalir valley was great. It was amazing to see the huge lava fields that were still smoking from the heat. The Northern Lights Tour could not take place that evening due to the weather and was postponed

November 18, 2021

Excellent attitude and enthusiasm of our guide Vjeran in the morning walk through Geldingadalir, he explained many things and made our walk very enjoyable, beautiful landscapes, simply wonderful. At night on the Northern Lights walk our very friendly guide Gomybear also and although we could not see them completely they were going to make up the trip for us, however we did not have enough time. GetYourGuide always on the lookout for every question and quick solutions, I highly recommend this application and of course I will continue to use it for future schedules. Reliable, fast and safe.

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October 11, 2021

Product ID: 403867