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Inside the Thrihnukagigur Volcano: Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Inside the Thrihnukagigur Volcano: Day Trip from Reykjavik

From £257.59 per person

Descend 400 feet (120 meters) into the crater of Iceland’s Thrihnukagigur Volcano and experience a unique phenomenon of nature inside one of the country’s top attractions.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Icelandic
Pickup included
Pick-up at hotels/guesthouses in Reykjavik starts 30 minutes prior to departure. Please be ready at that time in front of the building or at the bus stop assigned to your hotel/guesthouse.


  • Enjoy a scenic hike across a lava field, like the surface of the moon
  • Learn more about volcanoes and volcanic activity in Iceland
  • Get an amazing view of Reykjavik, the Reykjanes peninsula and the Snæfellsnes peninsula
  • Experience a very close encounter with a volcano
  • Get your adrenaline pumping on a crater descent
  • Taste delicious traditional Icelandic meat soup
Full description
Enjoy a hiking tour towards the dormant Thrihnukagigur Volcano. After your transfer and drop-off at the Bláfjöll mountain cabin, walk to Thrihnukagigur Volcano, a moderate hike of approximately 45-50 minutes, enjoying the breathtaking lava scenery en route. The hike is classified as moderately difficulty, with straight walks and limited elevations. But the surface is hilly and uneven. Upon arrival at the crater, descend 400 feet (120 meters) inside the volcano, and experience an extraordinary natural phenomenon. You will be informed about all safety procedures and how to behave inside the volcano, wearing a helmet and harness at all times. Each group is split into a smaller party of 4-5 people for safety and intimacy. After a slow 10-minute descent, to ensure the safety of passengers and provide ample opportunities to experience the amazing views, spend up to an hour inside the volcano (or less if you prefer). Expert guides will be with you at all times. End with a feast of traditional Icelandic meat soup or a vegetarian soup along with hot coffee, hot chocolate, tea or water.
  • Pick-up at your hotel in Reykjavik
  • All safety gear (helmets, harnesses, etc.)
  • Guides
  • Traditional Icelandic meat soup, coffee/tea and some sweets (vegetarians alternatives available)
  • Transfer back to your hotel in Reykjavik
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Hiking shoes

    Know before you go

    • Please wear good hiking shoes and warm clothes. The weather in the mountains is unpredictable and can be very different from ground level. Sneakers and jeans are not suitable.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 94 reviews

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    ... a once-in-a-lifetime and must-see event, everything super organized, the hike over the lava field is moderate, you feel absolutely safe at all times, even in the volcano, the chamber is gigantic - you should go ahead Practice taking photos in a (semi) dark environment during the trip;) the guides understand their craft and give a lot of information, the food at the summit station is delicious, we were totally lucky with the weather, but you should also expect that it will be frequent It can be hazy, hazy, windy and the weather quickly breaks, we did the morning tour, we were able to look at the reiykjavik bus and the sea from the crater, the people on the afternoon tour who came towards us didn't see that much of the lava field For tours in the rain, however, suitable protective clothing is provided if required, stable hiking shoes are mandatory!

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    11 July 2021

    We had booked pickup at the hotel which was canceled and we had to go to an indefinable address without number hamraborg is a street and not an address. Our hotel was not far from there but we had a hard time finding the place. The bus driver is probably a little easier to find our address as varied exactly

    5 August 2020

    One of the most wonderful and exciting experiences in my life. I had an amazing walking through the path to volcano, got an instructions how to go inside volcano and safety equipment, then after visiting volcano inside I got an amazing lamb soup with lots of coffee and sweets and got a souvenir bandana after it’s all.

    7 October 2019

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