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Reykjavík: Guided Afternoon Hiking Tour to Meradalir Volcano

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland

Reykjavík: Guided Afternoon Hiking Tour to Meradalir Volcano

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland
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From US$ 72.53 per person

Likely to sell out

Embark on a magical afternoon or evening tour through Geldingaladur Valley and see the eruption site in Meradalir Valley next to Fagradalsfjall Volcano alongside a licensed guide.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from hotels and official bus stops in central Reykjavik. Please contact the activity provider to confirm pickup details after booking.

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the thrill of looking for live lava flowing at the Fagradalsfjall Volcano
  • Discover the rugged beauty of the Geldingadalur Valley on a guided hike
  • Uncover the secrets of the Reykjanes Peninsula Highland with your guide
  • See vivid colors of the Seltún Hot Springs in Krýsuvík (skipped on longer hikes)
  • Hope to see lava spewing and erupting forming the Volcano in Meradalir Valley
Full description

Enjoy an afternoon or evening hike in Geldingadalur Valley, where eruptions over the past two years have transformed the landscape. Learn about the history of volcanoes in the area as well as an introduction to the underlying science from your expert guide.

Get picked up in Reykjavík and set out on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views towards the Fagradalsfjall Volcano, Meradalir, and Geldingadallur Valley.

Once at the valley, put on your hiking gear and head towards the volcano to hopefully see some lava flowing. The eruption has stopped in recent days, but there was flowing lava here as recently as August 20th, 2022. Bring snacks along with you and enjoy them while you gaze upon this natural wonder.

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.

Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Headlamp
  • Entry fees
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected hotels and bus stops
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 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

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Participants

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Meeting point

Please wait for your guide at Tour Bus Stop 12 which is opposite the Storm Hotel.

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Important information

What to bring

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

Know before you go

  • - The hike takes around 1.5-2 hours each way and is moderately difficult
  • - The length of the tour is subject to change due to the live volcano and routes available
  • - 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
  • - Bring a packed lunch as there will not be a lunch stop on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 337 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5

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Transportation was excellent, guide was great. It was supposed to be a look and an active volcano with lava flow. When I went there was no lava. However, I still loved the trip. The hike was fun and the views were absolutely gorgeous. Walking through the night with the headlamps was a unique experience.

August 23, 2022

Organized at very short notice. Good vibes on the bus. It was probably demanded with too little emphasis that one should be on the bus as punctually as possible. Waiting over an hour for the last guests requires a lot of patience. Nevertheless, respect that the bus has waited so long.

August 23, 2022

Bus pickup was a bust. The information said pickup at our hotel but never came. We finally got a phone call an hour late asking where we were!! That said we should have been at a bus stop 10 but we never got such instructions from bus provider. Finally someone came to pick us up or we would have missed tour.

August 22, 2022

Product ID: 401693