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Reykjanes day tour with hike to Geldingadalir active volcano

    Tour Operator: Southcoast Adventure     8 hours     Travel method: Bus     Region: South

Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime experience to hike up to Geldingadalir to see an active volcanic eruption. This truly is an experience that you will never forget!
The driver/ guide will drive the group to the beginning of the hiking route towards the volcano in Geldingadalur. The hike begins here and takes approximately 1-1.5 hours each way. The total distance covered is around 6-7 km. The trail is conveniently marked. Roughly 3- 4 hours will be spent hiking to and from the volcano as well as ample time to look, explore and take selfies of a lifetime!

The next 5 – 6 hours will be spent exploring all of the other exciting and fascinating aspects of this stunning region of south west Iceland.

The Reykjanes Peninsula provides the perfect combination of excitement and relaxation with an excellent choice of adventurous activities.

Here you will discover a beautiful landscape with volcanic and geothermal wonders and a surf-pounded coast with one of the best sunsets in Iceland. This rugged peninsula of raw natural beauty holds several of the top cultural and recreational attractions, including the world-famous Blue Lagoon.

Geldingadalur's 2021 Eruption

The Reykjanes Peninsula, in south-west Iceland, is a volcanic area, renowned for its mountains, craters, hot springs, and lava fields. The eruption at Geldingadalur, however, is the first in the region for 800 years.

On March 19th 2021, at 21.30, a 700-meter fissure opened within Fagradalsfjall, the lava flow covered around a square kilometer. However, aside from its release of poisonous gases, it was clear that the volcano would pose little threat to life and infrastructure, as it was occurring in a sheltered valley away from any settlements and had a gentle, effusive flow.

The Reykjanes Peninsula tour allows you to experience the beauty of the south-western part of Iceland in a private vehicle with your own driver-guide. The tour starts with a pickup at your accommodation in Hvolsvöllur area or in Reykjavík. From there we head south towards the Reykjanes Peninsula which is renowned for unearthly landscapes and interesting exhibits.

Lake Kleifarvatn
Gunnuhver geyser
Brimketill Lava Pool
Grindavik Fishing Village
Bridge between continents

We will stop at local restaurant for lunch.

This active volcano tour at Fagradalsfjall is something you will never forget!

Duration is about 8 hours.

** Please have in mind that pick up Reykjavík starts from 09.30-10:00 am. 

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Difficulty: Moderate

What is included

  • Guided Tour
    • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
    • Pick- up & drop off from Hvolsvöllur
    • Lunch at local restaurant at Grindavík 
    •  complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and kleinur (Icelandic doughnuts) during the trip.

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What to bring

Outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers, a hat or any kind of warm headwear, gloves, hiking boots/shoes are required, water bottle, and a face mask.


The hike itself will take approximately 2 - 3 hours, sometimes over rough terrain, so a level of physical exertion and therefore fitness level is required.
If you are used to walking/hiking around and are in reasonable physical condition you will find this hike relatively easy to moderate.

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