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  • Reykjavik: Active Volcano Hike

    1. Reykjavik: Active Volcano Hike

    Get picked up in Reykjavík and set off for the experience of a lifetime, as you hike to a volcanic eruption at Geldingadalur. Head for the volcanic eruption at the Reykjanes Peninsula – where the first volcanic activity in the area for about 800 years is happening. The lava slowly coming up to the surface gives you a chance to experience this amazing natural wonder from a close distance. Our guide will hike up to the volcano with you and tell you all you need to know about the new Fagradalsfjall volcano. The hike is about 1.5-2 hours and has a moderate level of difficulty. Once you arrive, you'll get the chance to see the hot flowing lava of the volcanic eruption. We'll hike around the Fagradalsfjall volcano until we find the best location to sit and enjoy the view, before heading back down.

    Enjoyed the trip overall. The guide led the group of 17 people and waited when the group separated due to slower hikers. But when slow people caught up, he started hiking again so slower walkers did not get a break. Luckily that was only a few people. Loved the treat when we got to the top!!!

  • Reykjavik: Guided Active Volcano Hike in Reykjanes Peninsula

    2. Reykjavik: Guided Active Volcano Hike in Reykjanes Peninsula

    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.

    It was a nice trip to the volcano valley. I was dropped near my hotel at around 8:30pm. I was lucky enough as the volcano was active for the first time after a while.

  • From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Volcanic Hike & Blue Lagoon Option

    3. From Reykjavik: Reykjanes Volcanic Hike & Blue Lagoon Option

    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 he...

    Our driver was amazing. Informative, engaging , responsible and considerate. Could have asked for a better day!

  • Reykjavík: Volcano Lava Fields, Hot Springs and Sky Lagoon

    4. Reykjavík: Volcano Lava Fields, Hot Springs and Sky Lagoon

    Experience all the action at the crater of the volcano without a steep hike in this group tour from Reykjavík, and learn more about the volcano from your experienced guide.

    Journey to the Reykjanes peninsula to see this extraordinary area with lots of activity on the ground. View the steamy hot springs, geothermal energy, lighthouses, ancient lava, and fresh lava from the eruption at Fagradalsfjall.

    Finish off the volcano tour with the option of having some relaxation time in the newest spa in Iceland, The Sky Lagoon.

  • Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

    5. Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

    Embark for a once-in-life-time experience and hike up to Geldingadalir to see the hypnotic Fagradalsfjall volcano. Benefit from the comfort of pickup service and start the journey towards Geldingadalur valley. Along the way, marvel at the lunar landscapes and geological marvels of the Reykjanes peninsula.

    Then, begin your hike of 1-1.5 hours (one way) into the barren surrounding wilderness. Experience real adventure and get as close as it is safely possible to the edge of the ever-growing lava field. Gaze at the breathtaking fountains of fire and vivid orange rivers of lava.

    Your experienced guide will make your adventure safe, informative, and enjoyable, and will give you time to explore and see the volcano from different angles. Finally, continue the tour and explore the Reykjanes Peninsula with its valleys flows into the lava, its bare heights, its dark...

  • Geldingadalir Volcano Hike & Blue Lagoon Comfort Ticket

    6. Geldingadalir Volcano Hike & Blue Lagoon Comfort Ticket

    In the first half of this experience, we will take you on a guided tour to the volcanic eruption in Geldingadalir, known as Fagradalsfjall Volcano. With the first eruption in the Reykjanes Peninsula in about 800 years currently taking place this sight provides a unique opportunity to study the geologic mysteries of the region.

    Your driver and guide will take you to the start of the hiking route to the volcano in Geldingadalir, where your group will hike towards the lava flow and the volcano. The hike takes approximately 1.5 hours each way, depending on the conditions - the sites around the volcano often change due to the freely flowing lava. After an exciting hike around the volcano, you can enter the world famous Blue Lagoon with a comfort admission package, and immerse yourself in the milky-blue geothermal seawaters. Included in the comfort package is entrance, a sil...

  • From Reykjavik: Small-Group Reykjanes Geopark Tour

    7. From Reykjavik: Small-Group Reykjanes Geopark Tour

    Discover Iceland's "melting pot" where geothermal energy, seismic activity, and tectonic movements can all be found on this small-group half-day tour. After being picked up in downtown Reykjavík, travel by minibus to the peninsula. Before long, the beautiful Kleifarvatn and Graenavatn lakes will appear in front of you. Have your cameras ready to frame the unique beauty of these Icelandic scenes, both here and when you arrive at the Krysuvik geothermal area. Visit Reykjanesviti lighthouse where you can spot various bird species or simply enjoy the Atlantic ocean.  The tour is perfect if you want to experience the rugged beauty of Iceland before boarding your flight. The bus will be make an optional drop-off at Keflavik International Airport as well as the Blue Lagoon. Expect to return to Reykjavik by around 3:30 PM.

  • Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, and Reykjanes Tour

    8. Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, and Reykjanes Tour

    Throughout your tour, you will stop at all the main places in the Golden Circle, starting in the national park of Thingvellir, the location where you can see the American and Eurasian tectonic plates pulling apart. From there, you will head up to the one and only Gullfoss Waterfall, before you stop for lunch in the Geysir area. Following this, you will head straight up to the Reykjanes Peninsula where your first stop will be at the Blue Lagoon. Once at the lagoon, those that have tickets for the 3:00PM-4:00PM slot will be able to enter the lagoon for 2-3 hours. Meanwhile, others will be taken on a sightseeing tour of this spectacular area. Your first stop will be to the lava rock pool Brimketill. Following a short stop there, you will go to the mud pools at Gunnuhver and the area around Reykjanesviti. If you have time, you will later drive towards the "Bridge Between Continents", befor...

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What people are saying about Reykjanes

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 17 reviews

This trip was perfect! Just the right length to really get a great look at the volcano and the scenery, but not too long so as to get hungry or bored. The guide was really good- he gave us lots of info but didn’t overwhelm us. He kept up a good pace but also helped people who had a tougher time keeping up.

It was a nice trip to the volcano valley. I was dropped near my hotel at around 8:30pm. I was lucky enough as the volcano was active for the first time after a while.

Our driver was amazing. Informative, engaging , responsible and considerate. Could have asked for a better day!

Unforgettable trip and Hawk was an excellent driver, guide and provider of candy bars!

Roman was so nice and a wonderful guide! It was one of the highlights of my trip!!