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From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Volcanic Hike & Blue Lagoon Option

4.6 / 5

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From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Volcanic Hike & Blue Lagoon Option

From US$ 89.41 per person

Marvel at volcanic landscapes and nature's power at Iceland's newest eruption site at Geildingadalir Valley. Upgrade to visit the Blue Lagoon after.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please note that buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik center so your pickup may be from the nearest bus stop. You will be notified of your exact pickup location.

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the ever-changing active eruption site at Geldingadalir Valley
  • Hike and explore stunning landscapes in the Reykjanes volcanic zone
  • Take a walk across the Bridge Between Continents
  • Visit the Gunnuhver Hot Springs and marvel at Valahnúkamöl
  • Relax and unwind at the Blue Lagoon Spa after your hike (optional)
Full description

After complimentary pickup in Reykjavik, take a scenic drive along the lava-shaped coast toward the first stop. Once there, follow the trail to the Geldingadalir Valley under the care of your experienced guide.

After around 45 minutes of hiking, the Fagradalsfjall Mountain will arise on the horizon, offering you an amazing view over a volcanic crater throwing up lava to a height of 100 meters (330 feet). Get as close as possible to witness this spectacle of nature. Enjoy an active, ever-changing eruption site that offers up new and stunning events each day. Aside from a live lava show, admire lava rivers and small waterfalls, and even lava pools.

The total time spent here is between 4–5 hours, including the 3.5-kilometer (2.2-mile) hike (one-way). Next, visit the Gunnuhver Hot Springs, a group of active mud pools and steam vents named after a local witch who in folklore met her doom here, so watch your step. After, take a short 5-minute drive to Valahnúkamöl, stunning bird cliffs and basalt columns rising from the sea.

Spend some time here enjoying the views of the iconic sights, including Reykjanesviti Lighthouse, the oldest still-standing structure of its kind in Iceland. From there, move on to the Bridge Between Continents, a place where a small metal footbridge straddles the ever-widening gap between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates, spanning the Mid-Atlantic Ridge just a few feet above the volcanic sands that stand between the diverging continents. As the final optional part of the tour, discover one of the most popular places in Iceland, the iconic Blue Lagoon where milky sea waters contrast with black lava fields. Here, soak all your cares away for 2 hours at the Blue Lagoon SPA.

Enjoy a perfect way to relax and reflect on an unforgettable day spent on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Includes
  • Professional tour guide
  • Minibus transportation
  • Guided hike to the Geldingadalir Valley (Fagradalsfjall Mountain) eruption site
  • Pickup and drop-off within Reykjavik
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus and USB chargers next to every seat
  • Comfort Admission (entrance, towel rental and welcome drink) to the Blue Lagoon (if option selected)
  • Lunch (scheduled stops are made to buy lunch or snacks during the tour)
  • Swimwear at the Blue Lagoon
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Hiking shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine — please make sure to dress appropriately.
  • Hiking boots are mandatory; they are available to rent for an additional fee of ISK 1500 per pair.
  • This tour involves a hike with an elevation of around 200–300 meters (650–1000 feet), depending on current conditions.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 55 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Great day! Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful and we had a great day visiting all the volcanic areas. Sadly there was no active lava on view but you could still see a volcano smoking away after a recent eruption and the steaming, cooling lava fields below, very cool. Make sure you go to the loo before you start as it was a couple of hours into the tour before we hit ones that were open for use. Take food too! Ending the day in a hot geysir pool, in the snow, with arctic winds whipping around us at the Blue Lagoon was out of this World and an experience of a lifetime. Make sure you add this onto your tour! It's at least £75 to go to the pool and get a transfer separately so well worth adding it on. You'll appreciate it after the hike!

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November 8, 2021

Most definitely my favourite tour of our trip! Our tour guide, Egill, is probably the reason why I enjoyed this tour so much. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about what he does that you could just listen to him talk about Iceland for hours. The tour isn't just for thr Volcano and Blue Lagoon, we were able to see hot springs, walk across tectonic plates, Valahnúkamöl and my favourite stop off being lava pools which isn't even part of the tour! The view we got of the Volcano was stunning, it wasn't active but amazing to see how far it stretched out. The blue lagoon is a must to go to. If im ever lucky enough to come back to Iceland this tour is the first thing I'm booking again.

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November 3, 2021

This excursion was the highlight of our trip to Reykjavik! The order of events was switched up to increase our chances of seeing volcanic activity (we started with the Bridge Between Continents, Valahnúkamöl, and Gunnuhver Hot Springs), and though the volcano was still sleeping by the time we got there, I really appreciated the attempt. Lunch at Papa's Pizza was wonderful as well. But most importantly, our guide Addi is who made this a truly wonderful experience for us. I loved hearing all the Icelandic folklore stories during our drive!

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October 1, 2021

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