5. From Reykjavik: Volcano Site Hike with Reykjanes Tour
Set off on a fun day trip with a friendly, local guide. This essential tour is easy to fit into the schedule of a busy traveler to Iceland.
This area is renowned for its dramatic lava landscapes, with conic volcanoes, fields of jagged basalt, geothermal areas, and geological marvels.
Start with Reykjavik pickup-if lodging elsewhere, please make arrangements to go to the city.
The stops we will make include:
Seltun Hot Springs, where you can see a natural hot spring and see how hot it naturally is- it can resemble boiling mud.
We will also visit the Reykjanes Lighthouse named Reykjanesviti, where you can look into the ocean and see some beautiful cliffs.
Our next stop is the Bridge Between the Continents where you can walk and literally be in two places at once between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.
If we have time and group interest, we may add the following stops: Leiðarendi Lava Cave (we will not enter the cave), Lake Kleifarvatn, Krýsuvíkurkirkja, and the Fish Drying Place.
After we sightsee, we will do a light hike to visit the volcano area where the 2021 Fagradalsfjall and 2022 Meladalur Volcanos erupted. Please note, we can not guarantee an active eruption, and we might modify the route for the hike if snow or other weather conditions have an impact on our usual route. This hike has sections that are easy and some are more moderate, about 2.1km distance.
If the volcano actively is erupting, nothing compares to the majesty of an erupting volcano. Flaming craters and fissures, gleaming rivers of molten rock, and a glowing field of lava make the time you will spend here unforgettable. Be sure to bring a drone or camera to capture this phenomenal event. If there is a major eruption, there may be age restrictions in place for the safety of any small children. If you are unsure, please contact us before booking. We are happy to answer any questions.
After enjoying this incredible site, you’ll head back to Reykjavik with some once-in-a-lifetime memories. If you are traveling in winter-join us for a Northern Lights Tour!
David the Guide started out as one guide wanting to share and give more. With growing demand, the David the Guide team has grown and the team of adventure-loving guides will be with you on your tour. This is not a one man operation, but a family of guides who believe in the vision David has for the industry.