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Reykjavík: Half-Day Guided Hike of Fagradalsfjall Volcano

Reykjavík: Half-Day Guided Hike of Fagradalsfjall Volcano

From US$ 78.89 per person

Embark on a magical half-day afternoon or evening tour through Geldingaladur Valley and see the erupting Fagradalsfjall Volcano alongside a licensed guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from select hotels and official bus stops in central Reykjavik. Please contact the local partner to confirm pickup details after booking.


  • Watch the Fagradalsfjall Volcano erupt for the first time in 7,000 years
  • Hike through Geldingadalur Valley and see the green lava moss
  • Learn about the Reykjanes Peninsula Highland area from your expert guide
  • Stop by the colourful geothermal Seltún Hot Springs in Krýsuvík
Full description
Enjoy an afternoon or evening hike in Geldingadalur Valley, where lava flows from erupting volcanoes, to witness the Fagradalsfjall Volcano. Learn the history of the volcanoes of the area from your expert guide. Get picked up in Reykjavík and set out on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views towards the Fagradalsfjall Volcano and Geldingadallur Valley. The Fagradalsfjall Volcano is erupting for the first time in 7,000 years. Once at the valley, put on your hiking gear and head towards the volcano to hopefully see some live lava flowing. Bring snacks along with you and enjoy them while you watch the spectacular natural show. 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.
  • Guided tour
  • Headlamp
  • Admission and fees
  • Pick-up and drop-off from select hotels and bus stops
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please wait for your guide at Tour Bus Stop 12 at Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland. The bus stop is opposite the Storm Hotel.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  •  The hike is around 8km and 300m in elevation
  •  The duration of the tour is approximately 6 hours
  •  Pickup is offered from selected hotels and official bus stops in central Reykjavik
  •  Due to city regulations, parts of the city center are not accessible by bus; you will be redirected to special bus stops if you are staying in these areas
  • Please contact the local partner directly after booking in order to confirm your exact meeting point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 131 reviews

Review summary

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One of the highlights of the trip to Iceland, and was very fortunate to go on a day with active lava flow. Matt our guide was amazing one of the best tour guides I've had; spoke the entire tour and was humorous and knowledgeable. Volcano is close to blue lagoon, our tour had the option to go there after, which would be highly recommended with the cold and wet weather at the top.

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October 12, 2021

We unfortunately didn't see any lava flow but the guides did their best to still make it a memorable tour. It was a clear night so we did a bit of Northern Lights hunting and made a couple extra stops on the way there and back to make sure we got the most of our time even though we didn't see active lava. It's quite the hike if you're an inexperienced hiker so be warned!

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October 5, 2021

Our guide Boje and driver Sentri (probably not the correct spelling) we’re fun and informative and kept everyone safe on this trip. Sadly the weather was horrendous but that’s nature. We saw some smouldering lava and could feel the heat, sadly nothing else. It gives us a reason to come back.

September 18, 2021

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