Join us on this unique experience to see an active volcano. You can expect a hike for about an hour and a half each way making this a combined hike of 3 hours through the rugged and raw terrain on the Reykjanes Peninsula. We focus on spending time at the volcano itself meaning we will stay by the eruption for at least two hours. We include photos on this tour, and try to view the volcano from different angles (weather depending).
This active volcano tour Fagradalsfjall is totally unique!
Duration: 6-7 Hours
Min People : 1-6
Max People : 7-19
Departure: 8:00-8:30 & 18:00-18:30
Availability : All Year
Min Age : 10
Price is per group
Price is either for 1-6 people in a group or 7-19 people
Transfer to/from Reykjavik
English speaking guide
Free WiFi on the Bus
Crampons (if needed)
Staying at the site for over 2 hours
Warm outdoor clothing
Hat and gloves or mittens
Good hiking boots
Packed lunches and/or energy bars
Keep in mind that the weather can change very suddenly in Iceland and you can experience all four seasons in one day.
Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavík
Choose a Bus stop near to your accommodation
Geldingadalur Volcano Eruption
After approx. 50 min. drive from Reykjavík we set off for the hike up to the volcano site. A 1.5 -2 hour walk to the eruption can be expected. There we will stop, take pictures and enjoy watching magma gushing from the volcano for over 2 hours.
If conditions allow, we will walk around the volcano area to view the volcano from different angles.
Note: We reserve the right to alter the itinerary according to weather and road conditions.
Please be aware: The volcano site is sometimes closed by the authorities due to bad weather and/or gas pollution, both of which can be very dangerous. Should this happen we will cancel your tour and offer a full refund.
Are hiking poles necessary?
Hiking poles are not necessary for this tour but if you have such and know how to use them, bring them along with you.
What should I wear on a hiking trip?
Iceland is known for colourful weather. It can sometimes show you all 4 seasons in one day.
Dressing for this sort of weather can be a challenge so we always recommend dressing in layers. 3 or 4 upper layers are highly recommended such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof windbreaker.
Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet.
Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflecting off of the glacier.
You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours. If you do not own a pair then we rent out good hiking boots as well as a waterproof raincoat and trousers.
Is it completely safe to walk to the eruption site?
The Civil Protection Department and emergency management are constantly monitor the area and informs of any updates. Sudden changes can therefore occur e.g. due to unfavorable wind direction and gas formation. We obey all such recommendations every time, but in general the area is open for puplic.
Is this a difficult hike?
The Active Volcano hike is somewhere about 10km (6 miles), sometimes on rough terrain. There is an elevation gain of around 450- 500m (1400-1600ft) which is at times steep, so a level of physical exertion is required.
If you are used to walking/hiking and in reasonable physical condition you will find this hike relatively easy or moderate.
We do not recommend this tour for people with heart, back, knee problems etc or with severe asthma.