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From Reykjavik: Thrihnukagigur Volcano Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: Inside the Volcano

From Reykjavik: Thrihnukagigur Volcano Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: Inside the Volcano
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From US$ 316.32 per person

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Descend 400 feet (120 meters) into the crater of Iceland’s Thrihnukagigur Volcano and experience a unique phenomenon of nature inside one of the country’s top attractions.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Icelandic
Pickup included
Pick-up at hotels/guesthouses in Reykjavik starts 30 minutes prior to departure. Please be ready at that time in front of the building or at the bus stop assigned to your hotel/guesthouse.


  • Enjoy a scenic hike across a lava field, like the surface of the moon
  • Learn more about volcanoes and volcanic activity in Iceland
  • Get an amazing view of Reykjavik, the Reykjanes peninsula and the Snæfellsnes peninsula
  • Experience a very close encounter with a volcano
  • Get your adrenaline pumping on a crater descent
Full description
Enjoy a hiking tour towards the dormant Thrihnukagigur Volcano. After your transfer and drop-off at the Bláfjöll mountain cabin, walk to Thrihnukagigur Volcano, a moderate hike of approximately 45-50 minutes, enjoying the breathtaking lava scenery en route. The hike is classified as moderately difficulty, with straight walks and limited elevations. But the surface is hilly and uneven. Upon arrival at the crater, descend 400 feet (120 meters) inside the volcano, and experience an extraordinary natural phenomenon. You will be informed about all safety procedures and how to behave inside the volcano, wearing a helmet and harness at all times. Each group is split into a smaller party of 4-5 people for safety and intimacy. After a slow 10-minute descent, to ensure the safety of passengers and provide ample opportunities to experience the amazing views, spend up to an hour inside the volcano (or less if you prefer). Expert guides will be with you at all times. End with a feast of traditional Icelandic meat soup or a vegetarian soup along with hot coffee, hot chocolate, tea or water.
  • Pick-up at your hotel in Reykjavik
  • All safety gear (helmets, harnesses, etc.)
  • Guides
  • Traditional Icelandic meat soup, coffee/tea and some sweets (vegetarians alternatives available)
  • Transfer back to your hotel in Reykjavik
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Hiking shoes

    Know before you go

    • Please wear good hiking shoes and warm clothes. The weather in the mountains is unpredictable and can be very different from ground level. Sneakers and jeans are not suitable.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 167 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Value for money
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    A unique experience. Even the walk from the parking lot to the crater and back is beautiful. The tension then increases in the base camp. The accompaniment by very professional and nice guides is perfect. The ride with the lift into the crater is spectacular and in the crater below you are in a completely different world - unique!

    July 28, 2022

    The not so low price for this experience should not play a role in the decision. Here is a fabulous opportunity to marvel at nature in its origins. It starts with the "trek" to the base camp, from where it goes to the crater. From here the unique, almost devotional experience takes its course. With every meter of depth, the admiration for nature increases. An insight into the origin, development and pure force of nature within reach.

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    July 25, 2022

    So beautiful. The volcano has such magnificent colours. We also had a very windy wet walk up to the volcano but the guides were excellent and gave us long oilskin coats to battle away the worst of it. If you think the weather will be bad then wear boots for the walk. Inside the volcano it’s very calm.

    July 8, 2022

    Product ID: 33718