Active Volcano & the Blue Lagoon

Active Volcano & the Blue Lagoon

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Information

Duration

10 hours

Difficulty

Easy

Group Size

Medium Groups

Available

All year

Minimum age

6 years

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Departures

Reykjavik

Languages

English

Days

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About Tour

Imagine a geothermal experience with black lava fields, an active volcano, bubbling warm waters, and swimming in the Blue Lagoon. The active volcano and the Blue Lagoon tour take you on a ride to the active Geldingadalir valley volcano and the depths of relishing artificial phenomenons. The visit also takes you through mossy lava fields, breath taking coastal features, and other natural splendors.

On the tour you will be going from Reykjavik to Reykjanes Peninsula. The peninsula is known for true volcanic wonders. You can find everything from mossy lava fields, geothermal areas and geysers, fishing villages, open rift zones, coastal cliffs and endless of volcanic craters. Since March 2021 you can also witness the active volcano erupting. 

Reykjanes lies on one of the world’s major plate boundaries, in between the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America. The plates are drifting apart from one another resulting in open fissures and volcanic activity.

The tour takes you through a hike across the Fagradalsfjall volcano lava fields and the warm waters of the Blue lagoon which offers a unique geothermal experience.

Lets take a look at what you will experience in this tour. 

active volcano tour, Geldingadalur erupting volcano in Iceland

Lake Kleifarvatn

Kleifarvatn is renowned as the largest lake in Reykjanes Peninsula with shifting tectonic plates and underwater hot springs. The bubbling warm water coming through these springs is a sight to see. Mountains, sculpted rock formations, and black basalt beaches surround Kleifarvatn.

Fagradalsfjall Volcano

active volcano tour, Geldingadalur erupting volcano in Iceland

Fagradalsfjall is an active volcano located on Reykjanes Peninsula, not too far from Reykjavík. The sight of the active volcano is something you can cherish for a life time. It is not that often that you can witness an erupting volcano and see the hot lava flow just a couple of meters from you. This experience is simply magical. 

You will be hiking to the active volcano with our experienced volcano guide. See the new lava flow into the old. In this tour the volcanic- and geothermal activity of Iceland make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Note that the difficulty level of the hike is medium. The distance of the hike varies since the route is always changing because the lava changes its directions every day. The longest hike has been around 7 kilometers. 

Grindavík Fishing Village

road in Grindavík

Driving towards the Grindavík fishing village through the southern peninsula, you would come across the amalgamation of lava fields and the Atlantic Ocean. The settlement is a primary fishing harbor of the country and the best place to understand Icelandic fishing culture and dining experience.

The Grindavík fishing village provides 50% of Iceland’s salt fish production, and 3,300 residents have fishing or related livelihoods. The place is also popular as the country’s most active harbor for the same reasons. So, you can enjoy gushing water flows, relax & rejuvenate, or have a fish dining experience in this village.

Blue Lagoon

three people relaxing in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

We will end the tour at the popular Blue lagoon. Many people say that you can’T go to Iceland without visiting the Blue Lagoon. The experience is just as good as you might think and you are definitely in for a treat at the Blue Lagoon.

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa and resort, known in Iceland as Bláa Lónið. The lagoon has become an immensely popular modern wonder since the first visit in 1976, and the artificial phenomenon is supplied with a geothermal water plant. Although the formation of the Blue Lagoon Company took place in 1992, the site was primarily a bathing and relaxation ground between 1971 and 1981. The lagoon is manmade with the water being fed in through a local Geothermal water plant that supplied hot water to the nearby towns.

After our visit to the Blue Lagoon we will be heading back to Reykjavik in the evening. After this full day of hiking, active volcanoes, hot springs and spa you will be sure to sleep well.

Blue lagoon skin care in Iceland, arriving early in Iceland

Included

 Experienced Volcano Guide

 Hike to Fagradalsfjall Volcano

 Blue Lagoon Comfort Admission

 Silica mud mask at the Blue Lagoon

 Use of at the Blue Lagoon

 Drink of your choice at the Blue Lagoon

 Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik

 Wi-fi on board the bus

 Parking and admission fees

 Use of headlamp if needed when hiking

What to bring

Warm clothes

Waterproof outdoor clothing

 Hiking boots

 Water or Energy drinks

 Snack or Energy Bars

 Hat & Gloves

 Swimsuit

 Hiking poles are recommended – can be rented when booking the tour. 

 Camera (optional)

Good to know

  • The tour lasts for ten hours.
  • The hike’s difficulty level to and from Fagradalsfjall volcano is medium. 
  • The distance of the hike varies since the route is always changing because the lava changes its directions every day. The longest hike has been around 7 kilometers and elevation gain around 300 m. 
  • A visit to the Blue Lagoon happen at the end of the day – after hiking to the volcano.
  • Volcanoes are a natural phenomenon. Therefor the level of volcanic activity at the site varies from day to day. Even if the volcano is not erupting during your visit, visiting the area is still fascinating.
  • Meals are not included in the tour, but we will make stops where you can purchase lunch. 
  • We will have lunch stop at 2pm. 
  • We recommend that you bring a bottle of water or an energy drink on the tour. 
  • We will always follow the Icelandic Rescue Team instructions on the best route to take every day to avoid the fumes according to the wind direction.
  • Pick up for the tour is from Reykjavik. Pick up is not available from Keflavik airport or outside of the greater capital area.
  • You have to be able to walk for about 2 hours up and 2 hours back down on slopes and uneven surface. We have all the safety equipment necessary and you will be hiking with a professional and certified guide.
  • The minimum age for passengers is 6 years. 

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Pick up is included in the tour. 

Pick up is from designated locations in Reykjavík. You can find the locations on a drop-down menu at the time of booking. 

We ask all our customers to send their pick up location at least 24 hours prior to the departure of their tour. We cannot be responsible if you do not provide your pick up location or miss the departure of your tour. 

Pick up starts at the scheduled departure time of your voucher and can take up to 30 minutes. We ask our passenger to be ready at their listed location so they can be easily found.

Due to the regulations of the city of Reykjavik, tour companies are only allowed to stop at certain designated bus stop locations in the city center to pick up passengers. It is stated on your voucher if we will pick you up directly from your hotel or from the designated bus stop locations. Find the closest designated pick up location using the map on www.busstop.is.

Pick up is not available from Keflavik airport or outside of the greater capital area.

The tour is considered to be safe for anyone in good physical condition. You have to be able to walk for about 2 hours up and 2 hours back down on slopes and uneven surface. We have all the safety equipment necessary and you will be hiking with a professional and certified guide.

The distance of the hike varies since the route is always changing because the lava changes its directions every day. The longest hike has been around 7 kilometers and elevation gain around 300 m. 

The hike’s difficulty level to and from Fagradalsfjall volcano is medium. 

We will visit the Blue Lagoon at the end of the day. 

Yes, comfort admission to the Blue Lagoon is included in the tour.

If the tour gets cancelled, for example due to weather, road conditions or other factors, we will assist you with rebooking to another date or booking other activities when possible, or provide a full refund.

Free cancellation up to 1 day before the tour. If you cancel within 1 day notice, a 100% fee will be charged. 

However, we always ask you to cancel the tour as soon as possible so we can adjust the schedule for the day depending on how many people will be joining the tour. 

Weather in Iceland can be very unpredictable. For tours during winter: warm clothing as first layer, waterproof outdoor jacket and pants, hiking boots with high ankle protection, a hat and gloves are ideal. For tours during summer, bringing a light rain jacket and pants is in most cases enough protection.

Jeans are not recommended for outdoor trips as they become very heavy and cold when they get wet.

Yes, we highly recommend that you wear hiking boots on this tour. If you don’t have hiking boots you can rent them at the time of booking the tour. 

Yes, and you definitely should! The setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.

 

This is a personal choice. We have had pregnant women on our volcano hikes and we always recommend you read the description of the activity to get a better idea. In any case, feel free to contact our Service Team for further questions and concerns.

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