Fagradalsfjall Volcano: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Reykjavík: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike with Geologist

From Reykjavík: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike with Geologist

Visit the young lavafields of the Fagradalsfjall volcano with a geologist/volcanologist on this guided hike from Reykjavík. Uncover interesting geological features about the development of the eruption and the lava field. Be picked up in Reykjavik and drive through old lava fields as you travel to the eruption-side of the volcano. Begin with an overview of the volcanic history of Reyjanes peninsula and view the first signs of a new eruption at this place. Discover how the hot the lava field is forming new land. Let your guide show you how the composition of the lava influences the appearance of the rocks. Head up to the crater viewpoint to see panoramic views of the volcanic landscapes below. Return to Reykjavik with a drive through hot springs, lakes, and mountains in the Reykjanes peninsula. (Pick up and drop off depends on the booking option. PLEASE NOTICE: This hike doesn't go to the eruption side north of Grindavik, these area is not open hiking. The hike will be outside of any hazard zones or restricted areas. The last eruption at Fagradalsfjall ended in August 2023. Volcanic activity can change daily and the view on red glowing lava is not guaranteed. The tour can be cancelled with short noticed, because of bad weather conditions, road closures or dangerous volcanic activity.

Reykjavík: Guided Afternoon Hiking Tour to New Volcano Site

Reykjavík: Guided Afternoon Hiking Tour to New Volcano Site

Update August 9th: The flow of new lava at Litli-Hrutur has stopped, at least for the time being. The area is still smoldering and is fascinating to visit. Enjoy an afternoon or evening hike in Geldingadalur Valley, where eruptions over the past two years have transformed the landscape. Recently a new eruption has begun at Litli Hrutur, transforming this once quiet region even more. Learn about the history of volcanoes in the area as well as an introduction to the underlying science from your expert guide. Get picked up in Reykjavík and set out on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views towards the Fagradalsfjall Volcano, Meradalir, and Geldingadallur Valley. Once at the valley, put on your hiking gear and head towards the volcano to hopefully see some lava flowing. Bring snacks and water along with you and enjoy them while you gaze upon this natural wonder. The hike to a good viewing point of the eruption takes around 2 hours+/-. 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.

From Reykjavik: New Volcanic Area Helicopter Tour

From Reykjavik: New Volcanic Area Helicopter Tour

New Volcano erupted in an uninhabited area on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula but its not active now. A volcano erupted about 19 miles (30 km) from Iceland’s city, Reykjavik. This is the third time in the last two years that this area has seen an eruption. This eruption brings both amazing natural events and worries for the people who live nearby. Let us find out more about what is going on with this volcano. Only five or six seats per craft will be available, ensuring a spectacular perspective and an intimate interaction with the volcano. Please remember that eruptions are a natural occurrence that may or may not be active during your visit. Before this eruption, the Reykjanes peninsula witnessed such eruptions in the 14th century AD. More Interestingly, some 50000 earthquake jolts have taken place following this eruption. It is a catastrophic scenario in the area. The experts of seismology maintain that this volcanic eruption is no less than a surprise. A major benefit of a flying tour like this one is that you will be able to obtain the best view, away from the masses who have come here on foot, giving you a much more intimate experience while enjoying the best view. Remember our Helicopter tour will not provide you with landing at the site just to ensure the safety of our passengers. You’ll get some beautiful views of the environment surrounding Iceland’s capital as you loop around to the Reykjanes Peninsula, including the verdant Mount Esja and dazzling Faxafloi Bay. The total duration of the tour is approx. 35-50 minutes. Showing you the simmering crater, flowing lava stream, and the extensive lava field. We feel our passengers will get the best experience inside our helicopter. Be sure that our company is supposed to show you the lava scenes during this Icelandic helicopter tour. If the natural occurrence of lava does not take place during our flight, we are not responsible to carry on another flight or assume a new schedule. All of our flights are weather-dependent, and we must follow the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management’s rules and regulations to make our Icelandic helicopter tour for volcanoes secure.

From Reykjavík: Volcanoes and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

From Reykjavík: Volcanoes and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

Update August 9th: The flow of new lava at Litli-Hrutur has stopped, at least for the time being. The area is still smoldering and is fascinating to visit. Enjoy the mountain views at Lake Kleifarvatn and hike to the erupting volcano at Litli Hrutur volcano on this day trip from Reykjavík. Have the option to select pickup and drop-off. Unwind after your hike with a soak in the Blue Lagoon and a complimentary drink. Start your adventure with a 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 hot springs and the black basalt beach of Lake Kleifarvatn. In July 2023, a new volcanic fissure opened in the hills of Reykjanes. Hike past to the 2021 eruption site at Fagradalsfjall Volcano in Geldingadalur valley. The hike takes about 2 hours each way on generally flat terrain. You won´t regret the effort though as you are rewarded with a stunning display of natural force. Witness newly formed lava descending from the volcano into old lava moss and rocks. After the unforgettable experience, hike back down the valley once more. Your bones might be weary so ending your day by relaxing in the Blue Lagoon is the perfect medicine. Let the warm healing geothermal waters soften your muscles and soul after your volcanic experience.

Reykjavik: Guided Tour to Volcano and Reykjanes Geopark

Reykjavik: Guided Tour to Volcano and Reykjanes Geopark

Nature's marvels never cease to amaze, and the Reykjanes Peninsula is a testament to Iceland's unparalleled beauty. This region is a true geothermal wonderland, where dramatic landscapes, bubbling mud pools, sizzling hot springs, and intriguing geological formations await your eager eyes. As the earth's tectonic plates pull apart beneath your feet, you'll have a front-row seat to witness the raw power of nature that has shaped this mesmerizing terrain. 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 formed in the recent eruptions. Stand astride the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a remarkable geological boundary where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet on the Bridge between continents. This unique location offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to traverse between two continents! On the way back to Reykjavík stop by Gunnuhver, the largest mud pool in Iceland. Prepare to be mesmerized as you encounter the powerful geothermal forces of Gunnuhver. The roaring steam vents and bubbling mud pots create an otherworldly atmosphere, evoking the raw energy that lies beneath the Earth's surface.

Reykjavík: Geldingadalir Volcano Hike and Blue Lagoon Visit

Reykjavík: Geldingadalir Volcano Hike and Blue Lagoon Visit

In the first half of this experience, take guided tour to the volcanic eruption in Reykjanes. With the third eruption in similar locations in three years. Witness the raw lava sprouting through the earth and feel the power of the earth.The hike to the volcano is moderate to difficult and is around 17-20km long. Sturdy shoes, packed lunch and water are required. After a hike around the volcano, you can enter the world famous Blue Lagoon with a comfort admission package, and immerse yourself in the milky-blue geothermal seawaters. Included in the comfort package is entrance, a silica mud mask, use of a towel and a drink of your choice. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience to witness the active volcano in Reykjanes Peninsula, as well as a visit to one of the most relaxing wonders of the world.

Volcano Movie - Experience the Latest Eruptions in Iceland

Volcano Movie - Experience the Latest Eruptions in Iceland

The movie starts with a historic overview of eruptions in Iceland and then goes through the latest eruptions in Iceland. Only footage in the highest possible quality is used, shot in 4K or better. There is no vocal narrative (voice-over) - only video and sound, presenting a story that will leave you breathless due to the forces of Icelandic nature. The movie starts with a short overview of the eruptions in Iceland, starting with the Katla eruption in 1918, Hekla in 1947, Askja in 1961, Surtsey in 1963, the Westman Islands in 1973, Krafla in 1975, and many more. Finally, you will learn about 2010 and the Fimmvörðuháls eruption followed by Ejafjallajökull which blocked all air traffic. You will also find out about the Grímsvötn eruption in 2011 and Holuhraun in 2014-2015 and the latest eruptions in Fagradalsfjall or Fagradalseldar as we call the series of eruptions. You will leave with a better understanding of the magnitude of these eruptions and what effects it has on the inhabitants of this rugged island.

Reykjanes Peninsula: Volcanos & Blue Lagoon Self-Guided Tour

Reykjanes Peninsula: Volcanos & Blue Lagoon Self-Guided Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Your tour begins near the monumental Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where tectonic plates meet. After cruising through the quaint village of Hafnir, you’ll reach the dramatic Hafnarberg Sea Cliffs, a photographer's delight. Continue on to the Bridge Between Continents, which is exactly what it sounds like! Then check out one of Iceland’s iconic black sand beaches at Sandvík. Feel the Earth's power at Gunnuhver Hot Springs and then turn back the clock at the historic Reykjanes Lighthouse, which has guided mariners since the 19th century. Next, make sure you’ve made a reservation to visit the famous Blue Lagoon! Here, your tour will illuminate why these hot springs are so special and direct you straight to them so you can take a dip. After that, you’ll uncover even more Iceland history, from infamous pirate attacks to devastating volcanic eruptions. Then you’ll actually see a volcano up close: Fagradalsfjall. Embark on a rugged hike on the Stóri hrútur trail, or just cruise through the historic fishing outpost of Selatangar. Then, stop by the Krísuvíkurberg Cliffs to marvel at the views. The ancient Eldborg crater awaits ahead, followed by the geothermal area of Krýsuvík. Finally, you’ll arrive at the Seltún Geothermal Area, where steaming hot springs mark the finish line of your tour. No visit to Iceland is complete without a journey around this famous peninsula!

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What people are saying about Fagradalsfjall Volcano

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Tour was great! Our guide France provided us with many interesting details on the specific geological topography of Iceland. And although we could not go on our originally planned hike, the alternative was also a beautiful and unique experience!

Our tour guide was a very nice lady. We heard bad things about the blue lagoon from the internet but we really loved the experience there. The hike was great definitely needed some effort to climb, and the view was absolutely amazing!

Guide was really helpful and spent time to explain every question very thoroughly and had an admirable enthusiasm for the hike

Giuseppe was a top guide and told everything with a good sense of humor. Learned a lot and had a fantastic walk.

Activity was fun. Miscommunication regarding meeting site