Hike to the Ongoing Volcanic Eruption of Fagradalsfjall Volcano from Grindavik | Meet on Location
Experience the active eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano and see fresh lava bursting out of the ground with your own eyes. Those looking to fit this breathtaking experience into their busy travel plans—particularly those renting a car—will find it a perfect fit.
This tour begins when you meet your guide and the rest of your traveling group on location at Fagradalsfjall Parking, near the town of Grindavik on the Reykjanes peninsula. After introductions, your guide will ensure you have the proper hiking equipment before embarking on the journey. When everybody is ready, the hike will start towards the active eruption site in Meradalir valley. The hike is challenging and can take upwards of an hour.
Geldingadalur valley is a beautiful place to walk through, with dramatic, moss-coated lava landscapes and no signs of civilization. As you get closer and closer to Fagradalsfjall volcano, you'll notice an increasing smell of sulfur and burnt moss as the area reveals itself to you.
There are few sites on earth as dramatic, primordial, or beautiful as an active eruption site, and the chance to see one is incredibly rare and unique. You will be able to see lava spewing from the 300-meter volcanic fissure in the ground of Meradalir valley.
You'll have around an hour to explore this site, so be sure to bring your camera with you to take pictures of the volcano in action. Your knowledgeable guide will also be able to tell you all about the processes at work here and answer your questions on all things about Iceland and its volcanic activity. The total time for the experience, including hiking and exploring, is around 5 hours.
After the tour, you'll hike back to the car park and can get on with the rest of your day, having made some unforgettable new memories! Because this tour is brief and meets on location, you'll have time to explore the other sites of the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula before heading on to Reykjavik.
Why not visit the nearby Blue Lagoon, or see more volcanic sites like the Gunnuhver mud pits and Seltun geothermal area? These places help provide context to the eruption at Fagradalsfjall.
Make the most of this unique opportunity to see an active volcanic eruption. After going on this tour, you will truly understand why Iceland is called the Land of Ice and FIRE!
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20 person maximum group size