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Reykjavik: Guided Active Volcano Hike in Reykjanes Peninsula

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Reykjavik: Guided Active Volcano Hike in Reykjanes Peninsula

From US$ 62.70 per person

Witness the first eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula in over 800 years and enjoy a rare opportunity to see an active volcano.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • See the newly formed crater in Geldingadalur up close
  • Watch the streams of lava flowing into the valley
  • Experience steaming activity and see newly formed lava
Full description
Embark on a guided tour to the volcanic eruption in Geldingadalur. Enjoy the opportunity to witness rare geological activity and stunning lava flows, a truly rare occurrence. Meet in central Reykjavik and travel south to the Reykjanes Peninsula. Arrive at the start of the hiking route and follow your guide towards the volcano in Geldingadalur. The hike will take approximately 1.5-2 hours each way and the trail is conveniently marked. Gaze in awe at the raw power of mother nature as you see lava spewing from the volcano. Be amazed by glowing rivers of molten rock which will cool and harden to create entirely new landscapes.
  • Bus transportation
  • Guide
  • Guided hike to the volcano
  • Wi-Fi on the bus
    Not suitable for
    • People with low level of fitness
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    BSI bus terminal. Look for Reykjavik Excursions & Fly bus sign on the building. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Hiking shoes
    • Water
    • Rain gear
    • Packed lunch

    Know before you go

    • The hike will take approximately 1.5-2 hours each way
    • The tour will be canceled if the Civil Protection Service announces that conditions at the eruption site are unsafe
    • There is a risk of rockfall. Beware of steep slopes
    • The telephone connection in the area is poor
    • Eruption sites can change, and new eruption cracks may open at short notice
    • Please note that the volcano is ever-changing and is sometimes dormant.
    • Sightings of spouting lava are rare and cannot be guaranteed.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 69 reviews

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    A very nice hike to the top allowing a breathtaking view of the crater of the volcano. The hike is well worth the intermediate level and hiking boots are not too much! The return trip was breathtaking with unusual and unforgettable landscapes. Thank you for the feedback that made our ride alive. We recommend this experience!

    August 14, 2021

    Staff were courteous. Was a fairly robust hike, but a gratifying view at the end, even if not erupting. Hike is only a few miles, but much of it at grade. Be prepared for loose, sandy and pebbly terrain, at times steep and off-angle. Not a scramble by any means but but there is a small stretch where one must anticipate unsteady footing. No major cliffs unless veering way off path. There are two bathroom breaks - one in a fishing museum before the hike, the other at a sulfur spring after. Be sure to stay in same seats after each stop, though this isn’t a formal policy.

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    August 13, 2021

    It was nice. Almost the whole time we were traveling by bus the guide was telling about the country, view that we see through our windows, about our destination - it was nice knowing some facts. We had options to hike with the guide or on your own. The view was breathtaking and we had plenty of time to hike or stop to rest. I highly recommend this activity.

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    July 31, 2021

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