Day trip

Reykjavik: Guided Volcano and Lava Field Hike with Geopark

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions

Reykjavik: Guided Volcano and Lava Field Hike with Geopark

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions
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Witness the volcanic wonders of Reykjanes Peninsula and visit the Meradalir and Geldingadalur volcanoes on a hiking trip from Reykjavik.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the warmth radiating off a newly created lava field
  • See the boiling mud pools at the Seltún Geothermal Area
  • Feel the earth shake from the powerful steam being released
  • Marvel at the Brimketill lava rock pool sitting on the Atlantic Ocean
  • Walk between two continents by the bridge that divides the peninsula
Full description

Embark on a guided tour of the newly formed lava field from the volcanic eruptions in Geldingadalur and Meradalir. Enjoy the opportunity to witness rare geological activity at the now dormant volcanoes.

Start your tour at the boiling mud pools and colorful landscapes of the Seltún Geothermal Area. Hike up to the volcano and take in the views of the fresh lava field.

Take a walk between two continents on a stop by the bridge between the continental plates that divide the peninsula. On the way back to Reykjavík stop by Gunnuhver, the largest mud pool in Iceland. Experience the ground shaking from the enormous power released from the boiling water and steam.

Includes
  • Access to Geldingadalir Valley
  • Access to Reykjanes Geopark
  • Access to Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Bus / coach
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • 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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    Date

    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

    Not allowed

    • Shorts

    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.
    • . The volcanic landscape can be uneven and challenging. Therefore, sturdy hiking boots and warm outdoor clothing is always recommended.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 151 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.3/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5

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    Loved the tour. My only negative is the tour notes stated it would have a guide and be 1.5-2 hour hike each way. We didn’t have a guide and only stopped at this location for 1 hour 40 minutes. However we made the most of our time and swiftly made our way up and thoroughly enjoyed it.

    September 19, 2022

    It was well worth getting up close to the volcano and touching the lava. The mountain climb made the effort all the more worthwhile. We were there on a sunny day and managed to get some lovely shots of both the ocean and the terrain. It’s also great when somebody else does the driving. Take a coach and enjoy the journey. It’s the best way to travel in Iceland.

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    September 12, 2022

    The excursion is good: the transport, small group and the guide was nice but I think that for the information about the volcano that they give you it is excessively expensive. Especially if you go at a time when the volcano is not erupting, as was our case, although there was new lava from a week ago but when it is, I recommend not going on your own and doing it guided.

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    September 1, 2022

    Product ID: 398271