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Reykjavík: Half-Day Guided Hike of Fagradalsfjall Volcano

Reykjavík: Half-Day Guided Hike of Fagradalsfjall Volcano

From US$ 77.57 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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from select hotels and official bus stops in central Reykjavik. Please contact the local partner to confirm pickup details after booking.

Experience

Highlights
  • See Fagradalsfjall Volcano which recently erupted for the first time in 7,000 years
  • Hike through Geldingadalur Valley and see the green lava moss
  • Learn about the Reykjanes Peninsula Highland area from your expert guide
  • Stop by the colourful geothermal Seltún Hot Springs in Krýsuvík
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.

Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Headlamp
  • Admission and fees
  • Pick-up and drop-off from select hotels and bus stops
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions

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

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

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Please wait for your guide at Tour Bus Stop 12 at Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland. The bus stop is opposite the Storm Hotel.

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Important information

What to bring

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

Know before you go

  •  The hike is around 8km and 300m in elevation
  •  The duration of the tour is approximately 6 hours
  •  Pickup is offered from selected hotels and official bus stops in central Reykjavik
  •  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
  • Please contact the local partner directly after booking in order to confirm your exact meeting point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 190 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5

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A good tour in itself, but unfortunately there were a few problems with the bus, which is why we only reached our destination much later. As a result, it was not possible to see much of the volcano as we could not walk far because of the early sun setting.

January 9, 2022

It was a really great experience. The whole tour lasted 9 hours in which we could see a lot. Our guide Thomas led the tour fantastic. At lunchtime we all went to a local restaurant to eat. There was fish and chips and it was incredibly tasty. It was definitely worth the money.

November 18, 2021

Our experience was INCREDIBLE! This tour was the highlight of our holiday. Simon, our guide, was brilliant - very friendly, enthusiastic and approachable. He ensured that everyone had an amazing time. The volcano isn’t erupting anymore, but this made no to little difference to our experience, as the volcano hike was still amazing. The views were incredible and it was great to see the hardened lava. The other stops were all wonderful too. I have no criticisms at all - it was a brilliant day.

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November 12, 2021

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