Reykjavik: Hiking Tour to Iceland's Newest Active Volcano

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Reykjavik: Hiking Tour to Iceland's Newest Active Volcano

From $87.64 per person

Hike to Geldingadalir to see the eruption of Iceland's newest active volcano. Be amazed as you witness mother nature at her most powerful.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickups in Reykjavík begin at 8:00 AM, so please be ready outside your hotel lobby at this time and keep a lookout for the guides and car. Pickups can take up to 30 minutes.


  • Visit an active erupting volcano
  • Enjoy beautiful views of the Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Be amazed by incredible power of nature
Full description
Start with pickup from Reykjavik and then begin your 2-3 hour hike up to the viewing point of Geldingadalir, Iceland's newest erupting volcano. The volcano erupted close to Fagradalsfjall, in a valley named Geldingadalur on the evening of March 19, 2021. Observe a rare display of mother nature's ferocious power as you see the lava spew forth from the earth's core. Watch as the glowing lava flows from the cone, and creates entirely new landscapes.
  • Small group experience
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Headlamps
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Hiking shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Gloves

    Know before you go

    • This tour is suitable for those of a moderate to good level of physical fitness and can walk for about 4 hours at a low or moderate pace. Trails are generally of good quality and glacier travel at a relatively low angle.
    • You will be hiking for 2-3 hours
    • Pickups are only available from certain locations in Reykjavik, please refer to the list of locations when booking
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    .... you don't get the chance to admire an active volcano too often - the lava field is now very extensive, so you have to climb the surrounding mountain ranges - that's a somewhat ambitious hike for flatland rats, but the guide keeps its sheep together and makes regular stops, we had great weather with a chilling volcano, you could only see spitting lava to a limited extent and for a short time - a good camera with at least 200 lens is necessary to record this satisfactorily, the evening and night tours are then also more suitable to see the lava in the crater, all in all very impressive and in the evening you also know what you have done :) but it is manageable - also many older couples with nordic walking sticks, which you can get from the organizer can also rent (beforehand), have packed the tour ....

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