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5-Hour Trip to Fagradalsfjall Volcano | Witness a Volcanic Eruption in Iceland
5-Hour Trip to Fagradalsfjall Volcano | Witness a Volcanic Eruption in Iceland

5-Hour Trip to Fagradalsfjall Volcano | Witness a Volcanic Eruption in Iceland

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Grindavík, Iceland
5 hours
All year
Minimum age
3 years old

Embark on an experience you will never forget and witness a spectacular volcanic eruption with your own eyes! This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity should not be missed by anyone currently in or soon travelling to Iceland, as no one knows how long this breathtaking display of the earth’s most primordial forces will last.

Iceland’s current ongoing eruption is occurring at Fagradalsfjall Volcano, in the Geldingadalur area of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Your adventure to its magnificent lava plumes and molten rivers begins when you are picked up from the nearby fishing town of Grindavik, less than an hour's drive from Reykjavik. As you travel to the meeting point, you’ll note the lunar landscapes, craters, and conic peaks of the Reykjanes Peninsula, revealing the extent to which this region has been shaped by Iceland's volcanoes in the past.

Once you've met your local guide and your group is gathered, you’ll be equipped with all necessary safety equipment for the journey, which includes crampons, a harness, and a helmet. You will then set out on the short bus journey to the isolated valley where the eruption is occurring, and begin your trek into the barren surrounding wilderness. Hiking boots can be rented if yours aren’t up for the rugged terrain.

Once you reach the Fagradalsfjall eruption site in Geldingadalur, you'll be breath-taken in a way that few other sites on the planet can provide. The vivid reds and oranges of the molten rock; the ever-changing shapes in the glowing rivers; the fountains of fire; the sounds of the earth bursting apart - there is no greater spectacle than the unbridled forces of an active volcano. 

Take as many enviable photos as you like, but be sure also to enjoy this incredible moment, as very few people will be lucky enough to marvel over such a rare and spectacular phenomenon.

After a life-changing experience before the most magnificent of mother nature’s forces, your guide will escort you safely back to your vehicle in Grindavik. Even as you drive away, you'll be able to see the mesmerising smoke and glow from the eruption site for many miles.

Grab onto this awe-inspiring opportunity to watch an Icelandic volcano erupt while you still have the chance! Check availability by choosing a date.


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What to bring

Water or Energy Drinks
Vitamin or Energy Bars
Warm, waterproof clothing including hats and gloves
Hiking books (if you do not want to rent them)

Good to know

Please be at the meeting point in Grindavik 20 minutes before the departure time. Please note that if you arrive after departure time, your place on the tour can't be guaranteed or refunded.

Please check your email before you hit the road just to double-check that everything is still running as scheduled. If the tour happens to get canceled due to unfavorable conditions then a cancellation email will be sent out.

There are toilets available at the parking lot.

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