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From Reykjavik: 4-Hour Lava Flow Tour

4.7 / 5

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From Reykjavik: 4-Hour Lava Flow Tour

From US$ 51.92 per person

Join a 4-hour tour to walk to the new, fresh, and hot lava - still glowing red in some places - formed by the Fagradalsfjall volcano's ongoing eruption.

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 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait outside your hotel 30 minutes before the activity starts. Due to traffic limitations in the city center, you might have to make your way to the closest pickup location. Your hotel reception will help you find it or if you're staying in private accommodation, please get in touch with the local supplier, Gray Line Iceland, after the booking.

Experience

Highlights
  • See some of the world's youngest rocks
  • Watch glowing red molten lava slowly crawl forwards
  • Feel the heat coming off the new lavafield
  • Marvel at Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano up close
Full description
See freshly formed black lava formations up close on a 4-hour tour to Fagradalsfjall Volcano, which erupted in March 2021. Walk in the geologically active region and marvel at the remnants of the first eruption of the peninsula of Reykjanes for 800 years. Admire the recent lava flow, which has reached lower ground after slowly spreading across hills and valleys, making it easily accessible by foot. You will likely be able to see the fresh lava, some of it still molten and glowing red, while the rest of it will have cooled down and turned to black rock. Feel the heat coming off the rocks and smell the burning moss beneath the ground. Take a moment to marvel at the youngest rock formations you'll ever see, as it's just emerged from the Earth's mantle.
Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation from Reykjavik
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • WiFi onboard the bus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The discount for children and youths is a family discount, and applies to a maximum of 2 children/youths per fully-paying adult
  • The tour includes an approximately 20-minute hike each way, across uneven ground
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4.7 /5

based on 10 reviews

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It’s been fantastic! The image of the erupting volcano will stay with me for the rest of my life. From the parking lot, after a 3 minutes walk, if you know the trick you can spot the top of the volcano and see if it’s active. Then you can walk down the road for about 10 minutes to the lava field. Another 15-20 minutes of hike up the hill on the right hand side, relatively easy to access, you see the scenery opening up on the left hand side and it’s just heaven... seeing the birth of a mountain. This is a new tour, that’s why it doesn’t have many reviews. But I think it’s a good idea to propose an express volcano tour starting in the afternoon. Our guide was very kind and stayed near the slowest persons in the group, allowing the fastest ones to go ahead the road and explore on their own a little further. Thanks for a (literally) amazing experience!

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September 7, 2021

Easy to book. Great reminders. Guide fabulous but didn't take his name. Few kids on this tour although a steep hill to climb. Tour itself was amazing. Would recommend

October 28, 2021

October 1, 2021

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