Fagradalsfjall Advanced Volcano Tour with Meradalur Hike

A breathtaking aerial view over Fagradalsfjall volcano on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
8 hours
All year
Minimum age
12 years old


Set off on a thrilling trip to the site of the currently erupting volcano of Fagradalsfjall volcano in Meradalir valley with a friendly, local guide. This tour departs both in the morning and in the afternoon, making this essential tour easy to fit into your schedule!

This small-group tour begins when you are picked up from your Reykjavik hotel at the time most convenient for you. You'll meet your experienced guide and the rest of your traveling group. If you do not have transportation, please be careful to make sure you select your tour with pickup from Reykjavik to ensure you do not book the meet on location option. 

After that, you will reach the area where you can start your hike toward the active volcano. Your guide will lead you first through Geldingdadalur, where this same volcano erupted throughout much of 2021. You'll be able to take in the sights of black, twisted lava that is some of the newest lava on earth and can still be hot to touch.

After passing the previous eruption site, you will see the current eruption in Meradalur and witness a real and active volcanic eruption. As we get closer to the gushing lava, you will experience the volcano with all five of your senses. After enjoying this incredible site, you'll head back to Reykjavik with some once-in-a-lifetime memories.

This hike is up to 5 hours and is rated challenging, it is not recommended for novice hikers. The distance roundtrip is 14km. 

Make the most of this unique opportunity to witness the active volcano of Fagradalsfjall volcano in Meradalur! Book this tour now, as it is very likely to sell out!

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Local tour guide
Guided volcano hike
Free wi-fi in vehicle
Air-conditioned vehicle
Free transfer from Reykjavík
Four fascinating locations



What to bring

Comfortable warm waterproof outdoor clothing
Suitable headgear
All-purpose gloves
Water-resistant ankle high hiking shoes
Water bottle
Drinks and beverages
Snacks & energy bars

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Please bring hiking boots with ankle support and weather-appropriate clothing. It is always good to bring all 3 layers in case of sudden weather changes.

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