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Reykjavík: Guided Afternoon Hiking Tour to New Volcano Site

1. Reykjavík: Guided Afternoon Hiking Tour to New Volcano Site

Update August 9th: The flow of new lava at Litli-Hrutur has stopped, at least for the time being. The area is still smoldering and is fascinating to visit. Enjoy an afternoon or evening hike in Geldingadalur Valley, where eruptions over the past two years have transformed the landscape. Recently a new eruption has begun at Litli Hrutur, transforming this once quiet region even more. 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. Bring snacks and water along with you and enjoy them while you gaze upon this natural wonder. The hike to a good viewing point of the eruption takes around 2 hours+/-. 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.

Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site and Reykjanes Hiking Tour

2. Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site and Reykjanes Hiking Tour

Update August 9th: The flow of new lava at Litli-Hrutur has stopped, at least for the time being. The area is still smoldering and is fascinating to visit. After a period on calm following eruption in 2012 and 2022, the Reykjanes Peninsula has awoken once more. In mid-July, a new volcano at Litli Hrutur erupted spewing lava and smoke over a vast area. Discover the beauty of volcanic landscapes in the Geldingadalur Valley on this day trip from Reykjavík. Walk past the eruption site Meradalir and Fagraadalsfjall Volcano areas to see the new lava fields. Capture photos at locations like Lake Kleifarvatn, The Bridge between Continents, and Gunnuhver Hot Springs. Start with a pickup in Reykjavík before heading on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views. Stop by Lake Kleifarvatn to take in the black sand beach and surrounding mountains. Lace up your hiking boots and begin the long walk towards Litli Hrutur, north of Meradalir. Please note that the hike is of moderate to hard difficulty and takes around 2 hours each way. But please note that the route we take can vary depending on conditions on the day. We will always take you to the safest viewing point. This is a good moment to eat your packed lunch. Drive the Reykjanes Peninsula, where volcanoes have shaped the area, with immense ancient lava fields now covered by soft green lava moss. Continue to the Gunnuhver Hot Springs to breathe in steam from the boiling waters. Make your way to the oldest lighthouse in Iceland Reykjanes Lighthouse. Admire the cliffs and sea stacks formed by the Atlantic Ocean at the Valhnúkamöl Boulder Ridge. Finally, see the Bridge Between Continents which crosses a rift between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Get a picture of you walking across the bridge before returning to Reykjavík.

From Reykjavík: Volcanoes and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

3. From Reykjavík: Volcanoes and Blue Lagoon Day Trip

Update August 9th: The flow of new lava at Litli-Hrutur has stopped, at least for the time being. The area is still smoldering and is fascinating to visit. Enjoy the mountain views at Lake Kleifarvatn and hike to the erupting volcano at Litli Hrutur volcano on this day trip from Reykjavík. Have the option to select pickup and drop-off. Unwind after your hike with a soak in the Blue Lagoon and a complimentary drink. Start your adventure with a pickup in Reykjavík and head towards the Reykanes Peninsula. Peer out of the window to a landscape of mossy-covered lava fields, geothermal fields, fishing villages, breathtaking coastal features, and mountain lakes. Explore hot springs and the black basalt beach of Lake Kleifarvatn. In July 2023, a new volcanic fissure opened in the hills of Reykjanes. Hike past to the 2021 eruption site at Fagradalsfjall Volcano in Geldingadalur valley. The hike takes about 2 hours each way on generally flat terrain. You won´t regret the effort though as you are rewarded with a stunning display of natural force. Witness newly formed lava descending from the volcano into old lava moss and rocks. After the unforgettable experience, hike back down the valley once more. Your bones might be weary so ending your day by relaxing in the Blue Lagoon is the perfect medicine. Let the warm healing geothermal waters soften your muscles and soul after your volcanic experience.

Reykjavik: Guided Tour to Volcano and Reykjanes Geopark

4. Reykjavik: Guided Tour to Volcano and Reykjanes Geopark

Nature's marvels never cease to amaze, and the Reykjanes Peninsula is a testament to Iceland's unparalleled beauty. This region is a true geothermal wonderland, where dramatic landscapes, bubbling mud pools, sizzling hot springs, and intriguing geological formations await your eager eyes. As the earth's tectonic plates pull apart beneath your feet, you'll have a front-row seat to witness the raw power of nature that has shaped this mesmerizing terrain. 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 formed in the recent eruptions. Stand astride the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a remarkable geological boundary where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet on the Bridge between continents. This unique location offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to traverse between two continents! On the way back to Reykjavík stop by Gunnuhver, the largest mud pool in Iceland. Prepare to be mesmerized as you encounter the powerful geothermal forces of Gunnuhver. The roaring steam vents and bubbling mud pots create an otherworldly atmosphere, evoking the raw energy that lies beneath the Earth's surface.

From Reykjavik: Private Reykjanes Peninsula & Blue Lagoon

5. From Reykjavik: Private Reykjanes Peninsula & Blue Lagoon

Experience the Reykjanes Peninsula on a guided day tour and explore the natural beauty of the area in one day. Leave Reykjavik and travel to geothermal springs, a fishing village, and sea cliffs with an optional Blue Lagoon Spa trip. Start the trip with pickup in Reykjavik, and travel approximately 30 minutes to Kleifarvatn, a remarkable and beautiful geothermal area. Snap some beautiful photos driving along the lake and up to Seltun, another geothermal area. Admire the steam and mud hot springs and a hot stream at Seltun, before continuing west on Reykjaneshraun to arrive at the fishing town of Grindavík. Visit the bridge between continents, Reykjanes town, and the sea cliffs, and stop at Gunnuhver, another geothermal area. The last stop, if you choose the option, is the Blue Lagoon Spa, where you can relax and unwind.

Day Tour of Reykjanesbaer & Volcano Hike with Blue Lagoon

6. Day Tour of Reykjanesbaer & Volcano Hike with Blue Lagoon

Firstly, Kleifarvatn Lake is a natural wonder that is located in the Reykjanes Peninsula of Iceland. It is one of the deepest lakes in Iceland, & its crystal clear waters are truly breathtaking to behold. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll around the lake's perimeter or hike up the nearby mountains for a more challenging adventure. Secondly, the Seltun Geothermal Area is a unique geological wonder that is located in the same region. The area is known for its bubbling mud pots, steaming vents, & hot springs, which create a surreal and otherworldly landscape that is unlike anything else on earth. Thirdly, the hike of active litli hrútur is an exhilarating experience that travelers will never forget. The trail is challenging, but the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys make it all worthwhile. Plus, the chance to see active lava fields up close is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Finally, admission to the Blue Lagoon is the perfect way to unwind after a long day of hiking & exploring. The lagoon's warm, mineral-rich waters are known for their healing properties, & visitors can relax in the lagoon's steamy waters while enjoying the beautiful scenery around them. In conclusion, the Private Day Tour that involves visiting Kleifarvatn Lake, the Seltun Geothermal Area, hiking active litli hrútur, & admission to the Blue Lagoon is a unique and unforgettable experience that travelers should not miss. With its stunning natural beauty, challenging hikes, & relaxing thermal waters, this tour is the perfect way to experience Iceland's natural wonders in a truly immersive way. Your tour will begin with a visit to Kleifarvatn Lake, located on the Reykjanes Peninsula. This stunning lake is the largest in the area and is surrounded by black sand beaches and rugged volcanic terrain. Take a moment to soak in the serene surroundings and snap a few photos before continuing on to the Seltun Geothermal Area. At Seltun, you will witness the raw power of Iceland's geothermal activity. The area is known for its bubbling mud pots, steaming vents, and vibrant colors caused by the mineral deposits. Take a leisurely walk through the area and marvel at the otherworldly landscape. Next up, you'll embark on a hike of the active Litli Hrútur volcano. This moderate hike will take you to the summit of the volcano where you'll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the breathtaking scenery! After your hike, you'll head to the world-famous Blue Lagoon for a relaxing soak in the geothermal waters. The Blue Lagoon's warm, mineral-rich waters are said to have healing properties & provide the ultimate relaxation experience. You'll have admission to the lagoon included in your tour, so take your time soaking in the warm waters and enjoying the serene surroundings. Your Private Day Tour in Iceland will conclude with drop-off back at your accommodation.

Reykjanes Peninsula : Exclusive Day Tour

7. Reykjanes Peninsula : Exclusive Day Tour

With a private day tour, you can explore all that this area has to offer in the comfort and privacy of your own group. You will explore the Reykjanes Peninsula, which is home to some of the most unique geological formations in Iceland. Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Join us on a private day tour of Reykjanesbaer and discover some of Iceland's most stunning natural attractions. Our first stop on the tour is the Bridge between Continents, where you can stand with one foot on the North American tectonic plate and the other on the Eurasian plate! This unique geological feature is a must-see for any visitor to Iceland. Next up, we'll head over to Gunnuhver Hot Springs, where you can witness the raw power of Iceland's geothermal activity. You'll be amazed by the bubbling mud pools and steam vents that surround you. We'll then make our way to Reykjanes Lighthouse, where you'll have the opportunity to take in breathtaking views of the ocean and nearby cliffs. The lighthouse itself is a beautiful and historic structure, and you'll learn about its fascinating history as we explore the area. After that, we'll visit Karlinn, a stunning volcanic crater that offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. It's a perfect spot for photos and to take in the natural beauty of Iceland. Our next stop is Seltún Geothermal Area, where you'll experience the full power of Iceland's geothermal activity. The area is filled with bubbling mud pools, steam vents, and colorful mineral deposits. It's a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Finally, we'll end our tour at Kleifarvatn, a beautiful lake surrounded by rugged volcanic terrain. You'll have the opportunity to take a leisurely walk along the shore and take in the stunning views. This private day tour of Reykjanesbaer is the perfect way to experience Iceland's incredible natural beauty. Our experienced guides will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience, and you'll leave with memories that will last a lifetime Here are 5 Factors why should you book with us Exclusive access to hidden gems: Our private day tours of Reykjanebaer give you exclusive access to hidden gems that are not accessible to the general public. Personalized itinerary: We tailor our tours to your interests, allowing you to experience the local culture and natural wonders at your own pace. Expert local guide: Our knowledgeable guides are passionate about Reykjanebaer and can provide you with insider information and insights that you won't find in guidebooks. Comfortable and convenient transportation: Our tours include comfortable and convenient transportation, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery without worrying about driving or parking. Unforgettable memories: Our private day tours of Reykjanebaer are designed to create unforgettable memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Reykjanes :Private Day Tour of Litli-Hrútur Volcano Hike

8. Reykjanes :Private Day Tour of Litli-Hrútur Volcano Hike

If you're looking for a truly unique and unforgettable adventure in Iceland, then you won't want to miss the Private Day Tour of Litli-Hrútur Volcano Site Hike. This tour offers an incredible opportunity to explore one of Iceland's most stunning natural wonders while enjoying the personalized attention of a private guide. This tour is the breathtaking scenery that you'll encounter along the way. As you hike up the Litli-Hrútur volcano, you'll be surrounded by jaw-dropping landscapes that include lava fields, rugged mountains, and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The hike itself is challenging but manageable, and you'll be rewarded with stunning views at every turn. This tour is the expert guidance of your private guide. They'll be with you every step of the way, offering insights into the history and geology of the area, and pointing out interesting features and landmarks that you might otherwise miss. Your guide will also be able to tailor the experience to your interests and abilities, ensuring that you get the most out of your adventure. Finally, this tour offers a unique opportunity to escape the crowds and experience the Icelandic wilderness in a more intimate and secluded setting. With a private guide, you'll be able to explore the volcano site at your own pace, without having to worry about keeping up with a larger group. This means that you'll have more time to soak up the scenery, take photos, and truly immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this incredible destination. Overall, if you're looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure in Iceland that combines stunning scenery, expert guidance, and a secluded and intimate setting, then the Private Day Tour of Litli-Hrútur Volcano Site Hike is an experience that should not be missed Here's a detailed itinerary to help you make the most of your experience: Meet your guide at your designated meeting point, either at your hotel or at the tour company's office. Your guide will give you a brief overview of the day's itinerary and answer any questions you may have before you set out. - Arrive at Litli-Hrútur Volcano site, where you'll begin your hike. Your guide will lead you through the rugged terrain and explain the geological history of the area as you make your way up the volcano. The hike can be challenging at times, but the stunning views of the surrounding landscape and the thrill of conquering the volcano make it all worth it. Take a break for lunch and enjoy a picnic on the top of the volcano. Your guide will provide you with a delicious lunch and refreshments to keep you energized for the rest of the hike. - Continue your hike and explore the unique lava formations and craters on the volcano. Your guide will point out interesting features and provide you with fascinating information about the volcano's activity and history. - Descend the volcano and return to your starting point. Your guide will provide you with transportation back to your hotel -

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What people are saying about Seltún Geothermal Area

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 193 reviews

All in all a very interesting trip. You have to know that the program has changed a bit since the volcano went out. After a short stay in the Geopark, which feels like another world, we went to the lava field, which unfortunately is no longer glowing, but is still steaming. It was up to everyone to dare the ascent (which is difficult) to take a look at the extinct crater or to linger at the lava field. Altogether enough was planned for both. Then we went to a fishing village for a lunch break. A packed lunch is therefore not necessary. What was not mentioned in the excursion description was a visit to the bridge between the continents, a hot spring and the coast. Tip: it is also possible to combine this excursion with a visit to the blue lagoon.

I was alone traveller and while the volcanos weren’t active it was truly amazing. Got to see the lava field which was spectacular. The hike up is quite the challenge but keep going and the view is spectacular. Loved the hot springs and learning the history. I especially enjoyed the bridge between two continents and being on the North American continent was an amazing experience. Thank you so much to Thor our guide that gave us all the information necessary and taught us some Icelandic culture and words which was amazing and obviously the adorable coach driver for driving us to see the sights particularly enjoyed watching the sunset at the ocean to end the trip and seeing the tides. Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience.

Great tour. Would recommend even I think we could do it on our own as we had car. But we really enjoyed. The hike could be longer as it was only 2 hours all together not 4 as advertised. The driver and tour guide were friendly and even we stuck in the snow they had to put big effort to get the bus back on the road. They keep us safe and comfortable. Well done. Over all great communication and organisation.

We had a fantastic day! The tour guide was really friendly and had loads of interesting facts/ stories about iceland and the places we were visiting. Everything was on time and it was a perfect trip!

Highly informative. Learned a lot from the guide. The volcano and hot springs were great!