Hiking Tour to the Volcano Area of Fagradalsfjall and Litli-Hrutur & Reykjanes Sightseeing

The March 2024 Sundhnukagigar eruption can be seen from a distance
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Reykjavík, Iceland
10 hours
All year
Minimum age
12 years old


See the newly formed field of black solidified lava on the Reykjanes peninsula and the Sundhnukagigar eruption area from a distance, and fill the rest of your day with a sightseeing tour around the other beautiful parts of the Reykjanes Peninsula.

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 Reykjanes Peninsula, where the Sundhnukagigar 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 parking lot nearest to the crater row of Sundhnukagigar.

Please make sure to bring good hiking boots, warm clothes, and a bottle of water for this excursion, and keep in mind there is a lack of infrastructure in the area.

On December 18th, 2023, a 2-mile-long volcanic fissure opened up on the Reykjanes peninsula, and red-hot lava started erupting with a furious volume for three days. This was the fourth volcanic eruption in the region in the last three years, after 2000 years of laying dormant. The crater row erupted again on February 8th, 2024, before coming to an end just two days later, and started erupting again on the 16th of March. After exploring the surrounding area, 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.

Don't hesitate to seize the opportunity to see the aftermath of Iceland's most recent volcanic eruptions 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 Sundhnukagigar 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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