2022 Fagradalsfjall Active Volcanic Eruption Hike with a Sightseeing Tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula

A sunset shot of the eruption at Fagradalsfjall volcano.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
11 hours
All year
Minimum age
6 years old


See the ongoing eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano 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 power of volcanoes 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 the ongoing volcanic eruption.

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. 

A 300-meter-long volcanic fissure has opened up in Meradalir valley, with red-hot glowing lava bursting from the ground and flowing out through the valley. Black, jagged lava rocks from the previous year's 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 the jaw-dropping volcanic eruption of Fagradalsfjall with your own eyes and traverse the unique sites of the Reykjanes Peninsula on this exciting tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

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



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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