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  • Reykjavik: Active Volcano Hike

    1. Reykjavik: Active Volcano Hike

    Get picked up in Reykjavík and set off for the experience of a lifetime, as you hike to a volcanic eruption at Geldingadalur. Head for the volcanic eruption at the Reykjanes Peninsula – where the first volcanic activity in the area for about 800 years is happening. The lava slowly coming up to the surface gives you a chance to experience this amazing natural wonder from a close distance. Our guide will hike up to the volcano with you and tell you all you need to know about the new Fagradalsfjall volcano. The hike is about 1.5-2 hours and has a moderate level of difficulty. Once you arrive, you'll get the chance to see the hot flowing lava of the volcanic eruption. We'll hike around the Fagradalsfjall volcano until we find the best location to sit and enjoy the view, before heading back down.

    Enjoyed the trip overall. The guide led the group of 17 people and waited when the group separated due to slower hikers. But when slow people caught up, he started hiking again so slower walkers did not get a break. Luckily that was only a few people. Loved the treat when we got to the top!!!

  • Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Blue Lagoon

    2. Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Blue Lagoon

    Enjoy the mountain views at Lake Kleifarvatn and hike the amazing journey to the Fagradalsfjall volcano. Start your adventure with pickup in Reykjavík and head towards the Reykanes Peninsula. Peer out of the window to a landscape of mossy-covered lava fields, geothermal fields, fishing villages, breathtaking coastal features, and mountain lakes. Explore the underwater hot springs and black basalt beach of Lake Kleifarvatn. Hike to the erupting Fagradalsfjall Volcano in Geldingadalur valley. Witness newly formed green lava flowing from the volcano into old lava moss and rocks. End your day by relaxing in the Blue Lagoon. Let the warm healing geothermal waters soften your muscles and soul after your volcanic experience.

    We were so lucky to see a fresh lava flow. Simon and his father were so supportive, knowledge and encouraging. Thankd you

  • Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Geothermal Tour

    3. Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Geothermal Tour

    Iceland's Geldingadalur Valley now had multiple craters erupting for the first time in 7000 years, the Fagradalsfjall Volcano crater being the most active. Start with a pickup in Reykjavík before heading on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views. The first stop is Lake Kleifarvatn, where you will enjoy scenes of the black beach and surrounding mountains. Next, get your hiking gear on and hike towards Geldingadalur Valley to see live volcanic activity coming from Fagradalsfjall Volcano. You will be able to enjoy your packed lunch on the hike while seeing lava flowing from the volcano. After, drive by the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the volcanos of the past have created land formations now covered by soft green lava moss. You'll then get to see and feel the Gunnuhver Hot Springs, where boiling waters and steam will reignite your senses. Only a 5-minute drive from there, you'll st...

    It was very good tour. Unfortunately the volcano had stopped erupting for 5 days so we did not see it erupt.

  • Icelandic Horse Riding Tour in Lava Fields

    4. Icelandic Horse Riding Tour in Lava Fields

    Treat yourself to a 1.5 to 2-hour Icelandic horse riding excursion. From the Íshestar Stables in Hafnarfjörður you can enjoy the friendly horses on excellent riding paths. Ride through lava fields and along beautiful green hillsides. Look for different rock formations in the lava while experiencing the special gait of these horses, known as tölt. The Íshestar Stables is unique in Iceland with facilities as good as they get. It’s set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Hafnarfjörður, about 10 minutes drive from Reykjavík. The facilities and the fascinating area provide endless opportunities of riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities. The locker room of the Stables is well equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, rain gear, riding boots, and helmets in their sizes. The Íshestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs, as well as sec...

    They really do cater for all ages and abilities! Hadn’t ridden a horse for over 40 years but was well matched with a very laid back, calm horse who gave me some of my confidence back. A gentle ride through a tranquil landscape with the opportunity to learn more about these special Islandic horses. And their customer service is faultless. A unique experience. Thank you.

  • Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

    5. Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

    Embark for a once-in-life-time experience and hike up to Geldingadalir to see the hypnotic Fagradalsfjall volcano. Benefit from the comfort of pickup service and start the journey towards Geldingadalur valley. Along the way, marvel at the lunar landscapes and geological marvels of the Reykjanes peninsula.

    Then, begin your hike of 1-1.5 hours (one way) into the barren surrounding wilderness. Experience real adventure and get as close as it is safely possible to the edge of the ever-growing lava field. Gaze at the breathtaking fountains of fire and vivid orange rivers of lava.

    Your experienced guide will make your adventure safe, informative, and enjoyable, and will give you time to explore and see the volcano from different angles. Finally, continue the tour and explore the Reykjanes Peninsula with its valleys flows into the lava, its bare heights, its dark...

  • Afternoon Viking Horseback Tour

    6. Afternoon Viking Horseback Tour

    The Íshestar Stables is set in the lovely countryside just outside the town of Hafnarfjörður, which is around a 10-minute drive from Reykjavík. The facilities and the surrounding area provide endless opportunities for horse riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities. The Centre welcomes individuals, families, and groups of all kinds who want to enjoy themselves outdoors. The Viking Tour Express horse riding excursion is offered daily at 13:00, throughout the year. This 5-hour trip is only recommended for strong intermediate riders. Riders need to be comfortable and in control at all paces. The amount of actual riding time is around 2.5-3 hours, including stops. The minimum age for participation is 12 years. All guests are provided with warm overalls, raingear, riding boots, and helmets in the appropriate size. The Íshestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs a...

    It was absolutely wonderful to get to experience Icelandic scenery with a group of very experienced horseriders. Canter and tölt were no issue and the whole ride was super pleasant and casual due to this. Absolutely fantastic.

  • Reykjavic: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

    7. Reykjavic: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

    Get up close and personal with nature and follow an expert local guide on an enriching full-day hiking and discovery tour exploring the Reykjanes peninsula, and the spectacular Fagradalsfjall active volcano. Start the tour with a hotel pickup in Reykjavik and head straight to the trailhead of the 3.5 hour – 4 hour roundtrip hike to begin your exciting journey over Iceland’s incredible volcanic landscape and hilly terrain. Make your way along the path with the unforgettable view of billowing smoke and red glow ahead of you as you walk towards several craters spewing bright orange lava hundreds of meters into the air. Enjoy 2 hours – 3 hours at the eruption site to capture memorable photos or simply bask in the magnitude of nature’s powerful ways before heading back to your minivan for more exploring. Stop to visit the Krysuvik geothermal area on your way back to Reykjavik, where you ca...

  • From Reykjavik: Small-Group Reykjanes Geopark Tour

    8. From Reykjavik: Small-Group Reykjanes Geopark Tour

    Discover Iceland's "melting pot" where geothermal energy, seismic activity, and tectonic movements can all be found on this small-group half-day tour. After being picked up in downtown Reykjavík, travel by minibus to the peninsula. Before long, the beautiful Kleifarvatn and Graenavatn lakes will appear in front of you. Have your cameras ready to frame the unique beauty of these Icelandic scenes, both here and when you arrive at the Krysuvik geothermal area. Visit Reykjanesviti lighthouse where you can spot various bird species or simply enjoy the Atlantic ocean.  The tour is perfect if you want to experience the rugged beauty of Iceland before boarding your flight. The bus will be make an optional drop-off at Keflavik International Airport as well as the Blue Lagoon. Expect to return to Reykjavik by around 3:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Hafnarfjörður

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 466 reviews

This was a great tour, our guide was a good driver, very knowledgeable and funny. The volcano wasn't erupting when we went although it did start to smoke as we were leaving. It was still amazing seeing a volcano so close and the black lava that was also still smouldering. The blue lagoon was great, there were quite a lot of people there but it's so large you have plenty of space. It really is beautiful and my skin felt amazing after (just try not to get your hair wet, it dries it out). Definitely highly recommend this tour!

Our guide Ásgeír (Iceman) was excellent with great humour and pacing and with super knowlegde about everything. Would definitely recommend to other people

We were so lucky to see a fresh lava flow. Simon and his father were so supportive, knowledge and encouraging. Thankd you

Unforgettable trip and Hawk was an excellent driver, guide and provider of candy bars!

Roman was so nice and a wonderful guide! It was one of the highlights of my trip!!