Active Volcano Tour

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Duration

7 hours

Difficulty

Moderate

Group Size

Medium Groups

Available

All year

Minimum age

12 years

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Languages

English

Operator

BusTravel

Tour starts

Reykjavik

Duration

7 hours

Difficulty

Moderate

Group Size

Medium Groups

Available

All year

Minimum age

12 years

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Languages

English

Days

Day Tour

Departures

Reykjavik

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About Tour

Highlights of the Tour

Geldingadalur Active Volcano Tour

Hike across the natural wonders of erupting lava fields, coastal features, and geothermal fields. Adventure into the dust and ash-filled atmosphere by climbing using hiking poles and shoes wearing warm & waterproof clothing. Experience the exhilarating climb while sightseeing warm bubbling waters, ash-covered lands, and an erupting volcano.

The journey involves stopping at the scenic Lake Kleifarvatn before starting the hike into the Geldingadalur Valley to witness the magnificent volcanic activity. Enjoy the view of lava flowing off the volcano while having homemade dinner with friends and family members.

On your return journey, witness the magnificent Reykjanes Peninsula, a place that has experienced volcanic eruptions in the past with soft lava moss and intricate rock formations. The peninsula’s view is mesmerizing and lies in close vicinity to many other Icelandic attractions.

Fagradalsfjall Volcano

Experience the miracles on the land across the recently erupted Geldingalur valley volcano on a five-hour evening journey. The Fagradalsfjall region volcano has started erupting continuously after remaining dormant for almost 7,000 years.

The volcanic and geothermal activities are a sight for sore eyes, and Reykjanes peninsula’s backcountry offers stunning and picturesque depictions. The tour towards an active volcano lying inside Geldingadalir and near the nature-surrounded capital Reykjavík offers opportunities for exploration.

The Reykjanes peninsula, a natural volcanic wonder, hosts moss lava fields, coastal features, geothermal fields, fishing villages, mountain lakes, open rift zones, and more. Witness volcanic activity and open fissure created by drifting the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates at Reykjanes.

After reaching the peninsula, you would also notice conic peaks, craters, and landscapes. The Fagradalsfjall eruption site would depict vivid orange and red-colored molten rocks, glowing rivers with ever-changing shapes, and fire fountains. The vibrations and sounds might seem as though the earth might burst apart into flames.

The unbridled active volcano forces would seem like a spectacle and capture breaths at first sightings. The rare and spectacular natural phenomenon would surely offer moments to capture and share on social media.

The return journey also shows smoke and glow arriving from the erupting sites for many miles. Walking through the mossy lava fields would become a bit challenging without the hiking shoes. The tour only happens in small groups and remains available until the volcano stop erupting.

About Active Volcano Evening Tour

The tour takes you on a hike to and from the active Fagradalsfjall volcano with moss-covered lava fields and lasts for almost five hours. The experience is exhilarating and requires less than average physical fitness for climbing.

Included

 Experienced Volcano Guide

 Wi-fi on board the bus. 

 Guided hike to Fagradalsfjall Volcano

Activities

 Active Erupting Volcano

What to bring

Warm clothes

Waterproof outdoor clothing

 Hiking boots

 Water / Snacks / Packed dinner

 Hat & Gloves

 Face mask is recommended to protect from ashes at the volcano.

 Camera (optional)

Good to know

  • We recommend that you carry home meals/dinner, snacks, and drinks as the tour excludes them.
  • 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.
  • The duration of the tour is 5 hours. 
  • Pick up for the tour is from Reykjavik.
  • 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 – so this tour is perfect for families. 
  • Climbing on the active Fagradalsfjall volcano takes almost 1.5 hours each way.
  • Besides the hiking expedition, you should expect an experienced guide and onboard WiFi.
  • This tour involves hiking to and back from Fagradalsfjall volcano.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure. 
  • The tour is guided in English. 
  • Hiking poles are recommended but not mandatory. This can also be rented from BusTravel Iceland.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

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. 

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.

No, you can see the price for pick up in the booking engine. 

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.

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.

This tour is operated in larger groups than the other volcano tour, usually with around 20 people on the group.

This tour is great for families since the minimum age is only 6 years. 

The minimum age on this tour is 6 years old. 

Yes, it is possible to go on a private tour to the volcano. Check it out here: Private Active Volcano Tour

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