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Reykjavik: Guided Active Volcano Hike in Reykjanes Peninsula

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions

Reykjavik: Guided Active Volcano Hike in Reykjanes Peninsula

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions
Likely to sell out Booked 13 times yesterday

From US$ 71.37 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 13 times yesterday

Witness the volcanic wonders of Reykjanes Peninsula and the youngest volcano in Iceland, Meradalir which is currently erupting.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • See the newly formed crater in Meradalir
  • Admire the raw lava sprouting from the ground
  • Experience steaming activity and see newly formed lava field
Full description

Embark on a guided tour to the newly formed lava field from the volcanic eruption in Geldingadalur. Enjoy the opportunity to witness rare geological activity. As of August 3rd 2022 the volcano has started erupting again, making it a real active volcano tour. Meet in central Reykjavik and travel south to the Reykjanes Peninsula. This unique place is on the drift zone between the North American and the Eurasian continental plates making it a true volcanic wonder.

Make your way to the start of the hiking route and hike up to the volcano. The volcanic landscape can be uneven and challenging. Therefore, sturdy hiking boots and warm outdoor clothing is mandatory. To witness an active volcano is truly rare and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Don't miss out on this opportunity to witness an active volcano with your own eyes!

  • Access to Reykjanes Geopark
  • Access to Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Access to Geldingadalir Valley
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Bus / coach
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with low level of fitness
    Covid-19 precautions
    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

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    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.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 130 reviews

    Review summary

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    Well organized, great places, enough time to enjoy them. The only drawback is the stop for lunch, an hour in a decidedly squalid place, the only possibility (even to go to the toilet) to have lunch in the only existing restaurant. Otherwise standing outdoors on the quay of the harbor!

    July 24, 2022

    Brilliant Tour. Totally recommended. It was a large coach tour, with USB chargers and WiFi! Interesting facts while driving and then we were left to wander around ourselves when we raised at each location, which I really liked. The volcano hike was difficult with the wind, and I can confirm you definitely want to being the going shoes as there's a lot of loose dirt and rocks.

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    July 2, 2022

    A great excursion with a short hike to the volcano viewpoint up the mountain and then down to the petrified lava flows. The weather was wonderful and there was a lot to see. geysers! Fantastic! Lava stones and cliff formations on the beach. The guide told a lot of interesting things about Iceland, the economy and the landscape, the history. It was very exciting and absolutely worth the money.

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    May 29, 2022

    Product ID: 398271