Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike with a Sightseeing Tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula

A sunset shot of the eruption at Fagradalsfjall volcano.
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Tour starts
Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
10 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
12 years old

Description

See the aftermath of the recent Fagradalsfjall volcanic eruption in Iceland, and fill the rest of your day with a sightseeing tour around the other beautiful parts of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Anyone in Iceland should make the most of the opportunity to experience the fresh lava of a volcano and book this tour now.

This fantastic excursion starts when you are picked up from Reykjavik in the morning. You'll meet your group and a friendly, local guide who is trained to make your adventure as safe as possible. Once you're all gathered, you'll begin the 40-minute drive from the capital to the trailhead of the Meradalir valley, where Fagradalsfjall volcano is located.

On the drive, enjoy this scenic tour of cone-shaped volcanoes and lava fields from past eruptions as you get closer to Meradalir.

The hike itself crosses some rough terrain, but if you bring good hiking boots, warm clothes, and a bottle of water, you should be fine. Any stress from the effort, however, will be immediately wiped away by the beautiful sight unfolding before you. 

On August 3rd 2022, a 300-meter-long volcanic fissure opened up in Meradalir valley, and red-hot glowing lava erupted from the ground and flowed out through the valley. The eruption lasted for three weeks. Black, jagged lava rocks from the eruption surround the area, making the site look more like Mordor than Iceland. There are plenty of craters and strange formations to explore, and you'll have plenty of time to photograph them.

After making the most of this site and creating memories that will stay with you forever, you'll return to the bus and begin your tour around the other highlights of the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Some of these sites are cultural, such as the abandoned shacks of fishermen from past centuries and the country's oldest lighthouse, Reykjanesviti. This feature stands precariously on the edge of a crumbling cliff and is surrounded by many bird colonies. 

Other attractions are great examples of geological and geothermal forces, such as the Bridge Between the Continents, which divides the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, the large lake of Kleifarvatn with its unique hot springs, and the mud pit of Gunnuhver. 

At Gunnuhver, you can learn all about a vengeful ghost who haunts this area, trapped in the geothermal steam.

After this incredible tour, you will return to Reykjavik.

Make the most of this opportunity to see Fagradalsfjall volcano and traverse the unique sites of the Reykjanes Peninsula on this exciting tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Included

Experienced guide
Wi-fi on board
Hike to Fagradalsfjall Volcano
Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik
Guided tour of Reykjanes Peninsula

Activities

Hiking
Sightseeing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Hiking shoes
Water and snacks, lunch stop is at 2pm
Hiking poles are recommended but not mandatory, and can be rented

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