Guided Hike to the Ongoing Eruption of Fagradalsfjall Volcano 2022 | Afternoon or Evening Tour

Glowing lava from Fagradalsfjall volcano.
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Tour starts
Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
7 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
6 years old

Description

Make the most of the unique opportunity to experience an active volcanic eruption in Iceland! If you want to marvel at the awe-inspiring sight of red glowing lava bursting from the ground, make sure to grab your spot now!

Your tour will begin late in the day, allowing you to spend the rest of it exploring the countryside or taking it easy in Reykjavik. Your friendly, expert guide will pick you up from a predetermined meeting point in the capital, and you'll set off along the Reykjanes Peninsula towards the active volcano.

In clear weather, you'll be able to admire the unique lunar landscapes of this region as you travel to Fagradalsfjall. Reykjanes is characterized by jagged coastlines, cone-shaped dormant volcanoes, geothermal lakes, and moss-coated lava fields.

As you travel, feel free to ask your guide questions about the surrounding landscapes, life in Iceland, the science of volcanic eruptions, or the folklore of the area. The Reykjanes peninsula is renowned for its stories of trolls, ghosts, witches, and elves.

You'll stop by the trail to your destination for a briefing. This path takes about 45-60 minutes and goes over rough terrain, but it is absolutely manageable for those with a reasonable level of fitness, good hiking boots, and a bottle of water. Once you reach its end, the breathtaking volcano will be waiting for you.

The sight of red hot lava flowing out of the active volcanic fissure in Meradalir valley is unlike any other on earth. During the evening time when the daylight has faded away, the glowing lava of the volcanic eruption will be even more prominent, which should make for some great photo opportunities.

What you'll find particularly special is the fact that most travelers come here during the morning and early afternoon to combine it with other Reykjanes experiences, allowing you to witness the scene with much smaller crowds.

Fagradalsfjall volcano started erupting in August of 2022 after laying dormant for just 10 months. This was preceded by multiple earthquakes—reaching as high as 5.2 on the magnitude scale—that were even felt in the capital region.

Following your time here, you'll return to Reykjavik with incredible new memories, photos, and stories to share with family and friends.

Explore the majesty of Iceland's volcanic power and experience the ongoing volcanic eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano in the Meradalir valley. Don't let this opportunity pass you by: choose a date and check for availability.

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Included

Experienced guide
Wi-fi on board
Hike to Fagradalsfjall Volcano
Pick Up and Drop Off in Reykjavik

Activities

Hiking
Sightseeing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Hiking shoes
Water
Snacks/dinner

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