Geldingadalir Valley

Geldingadalir Valley: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Reykjavík: Merdalir Volcano and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

1. From Reykjavík: Merdalir Volcano and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

Enjoy the mountain views at Lake Kleifarvatn and hike to Fagradalsfjall 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. Hike to the eruption sites at Fagradalsfjall and Merdalir Volcanoes in Geldingadalur valley. Witness newly formed green lava descending 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.

Reykjavik: Guided Volcano and Lava Field Hike with Geopark

2. Reykjavik: Guided Volcano and Lava Field Hike with Geopark

Embark on a guided tour of the newly formed lava field from the volcanic eruptions in Geldingadalur and Meradalir. Enjoy the opportunity to witness rare geological activity at the now dormant volcanoes. 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. Take a walk between two continents on a stop by the bridge between the continental plates that divide the peninsula. On the way back to Reykjavík stop by Gunnuhver, the largest mud pool in Iceland. Experience the ground shaking from the enormous power released from the boiling water and steam.

Reykjavík: Guided Afternoon Hiking Tour to Meradalir Volcano

3. Reykjavík: Guided Afternoon Hiking Tour to Meradalir Volcano

Enjoy an afternoon or evening hike in Geldingadalur Valley, where eruptions over the past two years have transformed the landscape. 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. The eruption has stopped in recent days, but there was flowing lava here as recently as August 20th, 2022. Bring snacks along with you and enjoy them while you gaze upon this natural wonder. 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.

Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site and Reykjanes Tour

4. Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site and Reykjanes Tour

Discover the beauty of volcanic landscapes in the Geldingadalur Valley on this day trip from Reykjavík. Travel by bus to Meradalir Volcano and go for a guided hike to see the new lava fields. Capture photos at locations like Lake Kleifarvatn, Valhnúkamöl Boulder Ridge, and the Gunnuhver Hot Springs. Start with a pickup in Reykjavík before heading on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views. Stop by Lake Kleifarvatn to take in the black sand beach and surrounding mountains. Put on your high-quality hiking gear and set off towards Geldingadalur Valley to see the steaming, cooling lava fields formed by the recent eruption at Merdalir. The volcano erupted for much of August 2022, but has stopped for now. Please note that the hike is of moderate difficulty and takes 1.5-2 hours each way. Sit down to a delectable packed lunch on the hike where you can eat while gazing out over the immense lava fields surrounding the new crater. Drive by the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the volcanos have shaped the area which is covered by soft green lava moss. Continue to the Gunnuhver Hot Springs to breath in steam from the boiling waters. Make your way to the the oldest lighthouse in Iceland at Reykjanes Lighthouse. Admire the cliffs and sea stacks formed by the Atlantic Ocean at the Valhnúkamöl Boulder Ridge. Finally, see the Bridge Between Continents which crosses a rift between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Get a picture of you walking across the bridge before returning to Reykjavík.

From Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Helicopter Flight

5. From Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Helicopter Flight

In our Fagradalsfjall helicopter tour, you’ll meet your pilot and receive a briefing on this spectacular journey when you arrive at Reykjavik’s domestic airport, which is at a convenient place. You’ll next walk onto the tarmac to your modern, sleek helicopter, which will be waiting for you to take off. 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. This eruption has occurred on the 19th of March, 2021. Relatively, this eruption is small-sized and has taken place on Reykjanes Peninsula. Its geographical location can be traced in Geldingadalir Valley some 20 miles away from Reykjavik. 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. The reason is that meanwhile, the volcano eruption takes place, there was no seismic activity. Without such seismic activity, the eruption seems unlikely. However, the volcano erupted at this site, proving it to be a surprise for the seismic studies. 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 Heli 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. 45-60 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 Reykjavik: Volcano Hike and Sky Lagoon Visit

6. From Reykjavik: Volcano Hike and Sky Lagoon Visit

Leave Reykjavik behind and set off for an exciting hike up an active volcano on this daytime tour. See the Geldingadalur Volcano which last erupted in 2021 and Meradalir Volcano which last erupted in August 2022. Explore the volcanic landscape before relaxing in warm geothermal waters. Depart from Reykjavik City Center and begin the journey by admiring boiling mud pools and colorful landscape at Seltún Geothermal area. Travel to the start of the hiking route and hike the most convenient way to witness the newly formed lava field. After the hike to the Volcano, head to the bridge between continents, where you get the chance to walk between the Eurasian tectonic plate and the North American tectonic plate. After an exciting day exploring the volcanic wonders of Reykjanes Peninsula travel back to Reykjavik to relax in the warm geothermal waters of the Sky Lagoon, admire the ocean views from their infinity pool, and experience the included 7-Step Spa Ritual.

Geldingadalir Volcano Hike & Blue Lagoon Comfort Ticket

7. Geldingadalir Volcano Hike & Blue Lagoon Comfort Ticket

In the first half of this experience, take guided tour to the volcanic eruption in Geldingadalir, known as Fagradalsfjall Volcano. With the first eruption in the Reykjanes Peninsula in about 800 years currently taking place this sight provides a unique opportunity to study the geologic mysteries of the region. The volcano was erupting for a period of 6 months and leaves a dramatic new lava field. Reykjanes Geopark offers dramatic views everywhere you look with endless ancient lava fields, the roaring Atlantic Ocean, colorful geothermal areas, and beautiful mountain views. After a hike around the volcano and sightseeing, 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 newly formed crater in Geldingadalir and the Volcanic Wonders of Reykjanes Geopark, as well as a visit to one of the most relaxing wonders of the world.

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What people are saying about Geldingadalir Valley

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,074 reviews

Mia and Alma were a really lovely guide/driver team, so personable, chilled and friendly. The day was really enjoyable, and the mood was set nicely by these two. The volcano walk was beautiful, and the structure of the activity very casual which made for enjoyable and informative roaming among the hills of the lava fields. Thanks guys, for a really nice experience.

This was my favorite activity of my trip! The small group setting made it feel more personal, and the contrasting landscapes throughout the trip were mind-blowing. Definitely recommend to anyone who likes hiking.

Amazing, the guide and driver are fabulous. The best tour ever. We have been in many places, was a really bad weather but they adapt everything for us.

Mia was an excellent guide and very helpful. We wanted some adventure before we returned and felt this was a worthy trip for this.

Great tour, our guide Siccy (Sorry about spelling) was very informative and funny.