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Geldingadalur Eruption Small Group Tour

A once in a lifetime experience. Witness an active volcano and understand why Iceland is called "The land of Fire and Ice"!

All Year Around
6 hours

Starting at 10.990 ISK

Tour Operator: Holiday Tours


Did you ever wonder, how it would be to experience an active volcano with your own eyes, feeling the heat from the pouring hot lava?

Well, now it is the perfect time for you, Iceland's latest attraction has it all, and lucky for you it is located only a short drive away from Reykjavik. 

The Fagradalsfjall volcano is located in the Geldingadalur valley on the Reykjanes peninsula. Like all volcanos, it is a rather whimsical creature and was laying dormant for a few hundred years, until it decided to erupt in March 2021 after more than 40 000 tremors were felt in the area.

Let us guide you there in order to show you this spectacular natural phenomenon. 

Once we reach the parking area, which is about a 40-minute drive from Reykjavik, we can already see the remnants of the last eruptions that occurred more than 900 years ago. A shorter hike awaits us through the trail, the volcano is approximately 3 kilometers away and this moderate walk should not take us longer than 1-1,5 hours one way. 

After a slightly steeper hill, we finally reach the plateau, the otherworldly sight becomes apparent. You will be able to enjoy your time here, taking photos and making some videos, however, we would like to ask you to follow the guide's safety instructions the whole time. 

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What's included?

  • Pick-up and drop off at Reykjavik
  • Guided hike to the volcano

What do I need to bring?

  • Warm clothing (Hat, gloves, puffy jacket)
  • Hiking shoes and clothing
  • Water, small snack

Know before you go

  • Pick-up takes place between 8:30 and 9:00, so please be ready at 8:30 at your pick-up location
  • There is a possibility to stop for food, snacks and drinks before the tour or you could bring a prepacked lunch 
  • Please dress according to the weather
  • A moderate level of fitness is required for this tour, there is one steep section in the middle of the hike
  • You can rent walking sticks from us, just click the box for walking sticks during the booking process and you will receive them from your guide
  • Please follow all safety instructions during the hike


Day 1: Lava hike

· Pick up at your accommodation in Reykjavik at 9am.

· Drive to the trail with a possible stop to buy refreshments

· Start the hike around 10am

· We plan to drop you off at your hotel around 3pm.