When the ace-travelers think about packing their bags and exploring the world, their checklist includes only the most exotic locations. Are you one of those ace-travelers looking for the rare and jaw-dropping locations in Iceland? If you are, we can introduce you to the Geldingadalur volcano Tour – the tour that will take you to the erupting volcano and will definitely not leave you disappointed.
Let us tell you the catch of the trip, without any more delay. The lava is currently active. Yes, you heard it right, you will get the experience of a lifetime, while you witness an active volcanic eruption and molten lava!
The much-awaited volcanic eruption began on March 19th, a few hours before midnight. This eruption lightened up the entire Reykjanes Peninsula. It began as a 700-meter-long fissure with a lava field spanning a square kilometer and it quickly transformed into an increasingly tall crater. The best part is that this is the most accessible eruption in the country since it has become a major tourist destination. So if you are already imagining yourself looking at this spectacular sight and looking for more information about the tour, read below.
Geldingadalur Erupting Volcano Tour
Lift all your spirits and be ready for the Geldingadalur volcano Tour, which can be joined as a small group tour or a private tour. Gleaming lava can be found running from Geldingadalur valley in molten rivers and spurting in majestic jets. As the tour kickstarts, our professional guide will pick you up in Reykjavík. Please note that we collaborate only with professionals, who know a particular location like the back of their hand. The guide will also tell you amazing anecdotes about the place. After this, you will head out for an adventure of a lifetime. The group will set out to hike up to Geldingadalur Valley. This takes about 2 hours in a beautiful landscape of old lava fields. After hiking up to the volcano, you will walk around it and see the hot lava spewing out. The experience comes with many emotions such as fear, thrill, and excitement. Most importantly, there lies sheer joy in experiencing the beauty of such locations. This is a new land in the making. We will hike around the Volcano and explore this newly made, ecstatic lava field. After admiring the views, we will find a great spot to sit down and relax. The group will enjoy the Icelandic chocolate, Hraun, which is Icelandic for Lava. You can bring along some snacks to enjoy at the beautiful location. Once we are done hiking around the newly made lava and watching the volcano from all angles, we will head back to the bus, getting back to Reykjavík.
As responsible tour organizers, we will always follow the Icelandic Rescue Team instructions. We take the ideal route every day to avoid the fumes according to the wind direction.
Experienced Volcano Guide
Icelandic Hot chocolate & Kleina
Headlamps when needed
Crampons when needed
What to bring
Waterproof outdoor clothing
Water or Energy drinks
Snack or Energy Bars
Hat & Gloves
Good to know
- We usually spend around 40 minutes at the eruption site after the hike.
- Hiking boots are available for rent at the time of booking.
- 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 12 years.
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.
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.
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 with a maximum of 12 travelers.