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Reykjavik: Hiking Tour to Iceland's Newest Active Volcano

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38 reviews

Reykjavik: Hiking Tour to Iceland's Newest Active Volcano

From £62.37 per person

Hike to Geldingadalir to see the eruption of Iceland's newest active volcano. Be amazed as you witness mother nature at her most powerful.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickups in Reykjavík begin at 8:00 AM, so please be ready outside your hotel lobby at this time and keep a lookout for the guides and car. Pickups can take up to 30 minutes.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit an active erupting volcano
  • Enjoy beautiful views of the Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Be amazed by incredible power of nature
Full description
Start with pickup from Reykjavik and then begin your 2-3 hour hike up to the viewing point of Geldingadalir, Iceland's newest erupting volcano. The volcano erupted close to Fagradalsfjall, in a valley named Geldingadalur on the evening of March 19, 2021. Observe a rare display of mother nature's ferocious power as you see the lava spew forth from the earth's core. Watch as the glowing lava flows from the cone, and creates entirely new landscapes.
Includes
  • Small group experience
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Headlamps
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Hiking shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Gloves

    Know before you go

    • This tour is suitable for those of a moderate to good level of physical fitness and can walk for about 4 hours at a low or moderate pace. Trails are generally of good quality and glacier travel at a relatively low angle.
    • You will be hiking for 2-3 hours
    • Pickups are only available from certain locations in Reykjavik, please refer to the list of locations when booking
    • Lunch is not included
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.1 /5

    based on 38 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5

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    The tour was fantastic and the guide was very kind and considerate regarding everything. Wonderful landscapes- we were lucky to have a little bit of sunshine over. The weather is really crazy out there in Iceland- we had rain, snow, wind and sun, changing so fast in 15 minutes. The weather was optimal for out hike but again, it is a matter of luck. The wind can get tough and make it hard to walk on the top of the mountain. Other than than, it is a must- breathtaking!

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    30 September 2021

    We found the guide very informative, friendly and caring. Several times I had to catch my Breath snd he came back down to assure I was fine and walk with me a bit. We did not see the lava glowing or flowing but nonetheless was an incredible experience! Will do it again in a couple of days time for sure. Thank you Bim and Arjun

    6 September 2021

    Really lovely experience. Weather was cold, windy, and rainy, so it was quite an adventure! Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. One note: if you are out of shape, this is not the hike for you. Others on our trip had a hard time. If you get a bit of regular exercise, this will be perfect for you.

    18 August 2021

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