From Reykjavík: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike with Geologist

4.9 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Geoadventures ehf

From Reykjavík: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike with Geologist

Activity provider: Geoadventures ehf
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From US$ 145.39 per person

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Hike up to Iceland's newest volcano at Fagradalsfjall with this group tour from Reykjavík. Learn more about this volcano from your guide that is a geologist and volcanologist.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Hike up Fagradalsfjall to see volcanic landscapes
  • Learn about volcanic activity on the Reykjanes peninsula
  • Have the possibility of seeing hot glowing lava
  • View the composition of lava with your geologist guide
Full description

Visit a volcano that began erupting on began on March 19, 2021, with a geologist/volcanologist. Uncover interesting geological features about the development of the eruption and the lava field with this Fagradalsfjall tour from Reykjavík. 

Be picked up in Reykjavik and drive through old lava fields as you travel to the eruption-side of the volcano. Begin with an overview of the volcanic history of Reyjanes peninsula and view the first signs of a new eruption at this place.

Discover how the hot the lava field is forming new land. Let your guide show you how the composition of the lava influences the appearance of the rocks. Head up to the crater viewpoint to see panoramic views of the volcanic landscapes below.

Return to Reykjavik with a drive through hot springs, lakes, and mountains in the Reykjanes peninsula.

  • Pickup and dropoff in Reykjavik
  • Geologist guide
  • Headlamps
  • Parking fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Hiking equipment
  • Gratuities/tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with respiratory issues

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Food and drinks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Smoking
  • Baby carriages
  • Party groups

Know before you go

  • The hike takes about 1-1.5 hours in each direction (2 to 3 hours in total)
  • It's a difficult hike through rough terrain
  • Hiking experience and good hiking gear is necessary for this excursion
  • The tour can be canceled with short notice due to bad weather conditions or high levels of gas pollution from the volcano
  • Because of gas pollution in the area, the hike is not recommended for children under 12 years, pregnant woman, or people with lung diseases
  • On request, the tour can take place on different days or a different times of the day.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 12 reviews

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We never do tours but the idea of a small group being led by an actual geologist caught our attention, and I honestly cannot praise this experience enough! Don’t get me wrong, seeing an active volcano is amazing but having a volcanologist guiding you through what you are seeing is next level! Jasmine is so informative & knowledgable. She spent time individually with each member of our group to answer our questions, giving a truly personal experience. Without her expertise we would’ve missed out on so much. We came away with a new found fascination for volcanos.

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March 22, 2023

Amazing tour! As much as the view of the lava field and the crater was incredible, the info that you get on this tour is amazing. Jasmine our geologist guide, was so informational. Also, she is super fun to hike with. She was also super gracious to drive through some beautiful landscapes on our way back to Reykjavik. Thank you Jasmine for such a nice experience! Our group was only 4 people + Jasmine.

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March 22, 2023

Two days after our arrival in Iceland, the eruption started. We had booked the tour few months back, so we were very lucky that the eruption occurred at Fagradalsfjall. The tour was very interesting thanks to Yasmin who made some stops to share lots of information on volcanoes. I definitely recommend her organized tour.

March 22, 2023

Product ID: 408056