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From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Volcanic Hike & Blue Lagoon Option

4.7 / 5

86 reviews

Activity provider: Nicetravel

From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Volcanic Hike & Blue Lagoon Option

Activity provider: Nicetravel
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Explore the freshest lava fields in Iceland on a thrilling tour of the Geldingadalir eruption site and the Reykjanes peninsula. Upgrade to visit the Blue Lagoon after.

About this activity

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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 newest landscapes created by the Geldingadalir Eruption
  • 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.

Since it first exploded into life in March 2021, Iceland’s newest volcano has sent rivers of molten lava flowing across this rugged wilderness. Hundreds of thousands of people have come to see the youngest mountain in the world, and this is your opportunity to see the brand-new jet-black fields of lava for yourself.

Be led by knowledgeable guides to the volcano site and be shown how this unstoppable force has dramatically changed the Icelandic landscape. Before your arrival, be the first to see Seltun, an almost lunar landscape of red rocks, orange sediments, hissing mud pots and hot springs; be dazzled by the multi-colored craters and steam vents. The Reykjanes peninsula features even more fascinating geological gems. 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

4.7 /5

based on 86 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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The guide was really great (Italian)! We were able to see a lot of incredible landscapes! The hike was quite easy but it is good to cover up because of the wind, the view from the top was magical. The guide made several extra stops as we were ahead of schedule, it was really great. A long day well worth it, especially with the blue lagoon to relax after the hike!

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June 8, 2022

It was a great experience however, my husband and I didn’t realize how rigorous the hiking was! Then again we are beginners so anything would probably make us breathless but it was difficult! Our guide though was so nice! The blue lagoon was surreal. The only thing I didn’t like about the lagoon is that they only have 2 changing rooms and everyone else basically changes in the locker room and so you see naked bodies all over and that took me by surprise. Other than that once you get in the lagoon it is so worth it!

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April 15, 2022

This tour was great! Arnar, our guide, was really fun and he gave information about Iceland that others don’t. The wind was very strong (126 km/h), which is why Arnar moved some activities on the schedule, hoping the wind would come down and we could go to the lava field, but the wind didn’t come down, so we had to skip it. We did still go to the blue lagoon, which was really nice. Even though we didn’t go to the lava fields, I still had the best day. Thanks!

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March 9, 2022

Product ID: 398528