Day trip

Reykjavik: Guided Volcano and Lava Field Hike with Geopark

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions

Reykjavik: Guided Volcano and Lava Field Hike with Geopark

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions
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Witness the volcanic wonders of Reykjanes Peninsula and visit the Meradalir and Geldingadalur volcanoes on a hiking trip from Reykjavik.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the warmth radiating off a newly created lava field
  • See the boiling mud pools at the Seltún Geothermal Area
  • Feel the earth shake from the powerful steam being released
  • Marvel at the Brimketill lava rock pool sitting on the Atlantic Ocean
  • Walk between two continents by the bridge that divides the peninsula
Full description

Embark on a guided tour of the newly formed lava field from the volcanic eruptions in Geldingadalur and Meradalir. Enjoy the opportunity to witness rare geological activity at the now dormant volcanoes.

Start your tour at the boiling mud pools and colorful landscapes of the Seltún Geothermal Area. Hike up to the volcano and take in the views of the fresh lava field.

Take a walk between two continents on a stop by the bridge between the continental plates that divide the peninsula. On the way back to Reykjavík stop by Gunnuhver, the largest mud pool in Iceland. Experience the ground shaking from the enormous power released from the boiling water and steam.

Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Geldingadalir Valley visit

    • Reykjanes Geopark visit

    • Reykjanes Peninsula visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with low level of fitness

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Date

Meeting point

BSI bus terminal. Look for Reykjavik Excursions & Fly bus sign on the building. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Packed lunch

Not allowed

  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • The hike will take approximately 1.5-2 hours each way
  • The tour will be canceled if the Civil Protection Service announces that conditions at the eruption site are unsafe
  • There is a risk of rockfall. Beware of steep slopes
  • The telephone connection in the area is poor
  • Eruption sites can change, and new eruption cracks may open at short notice
  • Please note that the volcano is ever-changing.
  • . The volcanic landscape can be uneven and challenging. Therefore, sturdy hiking boots and warm outdoor clothing is always recommended.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 192 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    5/5

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Great tour. Would recommend even I think we could do it on our own as we had car. But we really enjoyed. The hike could be longer as it was only 2 hours all together not 4 as advertised. The driver and tour guide were friendly and even we stuck in the snow they had to put big effort to get the bus back on the road. They keep us safe and comfortable. Well done. Over all great communication and organisation.

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January 5, 2023

All in all a very interesting trip. You have to know that the program has changed a bit since the volcano went out. After a short stay in the Geopark, which feels like another world, we went to the lava field, which unfortunately is no longer glowing, but is still steaming. It was up to everyone to dare the ascent (which is difficult) to take a look at the extinct crater or to linger at the lava field. Altogether enough was planned for both. Then we went to a fishing village for a lunch break. A packed lunch is therefore not necessary. What was not mentioned in the excursion description was a visit to the bridge between the continents, a hot spring and the coast. Tip: it is also possible to combine this excursion with a visit to the blue lagoon.

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November 21, 2022

I think the description is a bit misleading on this tour. You don’t do one hike that’s 1.5-2 hrs each way. Instead, the guide stops at multiple places where you can choose how far you’d like to walk. He gave a time to be back to the bus so we could all be responsible for how far we were going. I was happy with how this tour ended up because we got to see more stops than were even listed in the description. You will not see red lava like in the photos, it will be black/inactive and from year(s) ago. It was really nice to not have a paced hike or walk, and instead manage the level of activity you felt comfortable with on each stop.

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November 14, 2022

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