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Private 5-Hour Tour to New Lava of Fagradalsfjall Volcano from Grindavik

A river of lava spills from a crater at the Fagradalsfjall volcano.
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Tour starts
Grindavík, Iceland
Duration
5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
3 years old

Description

Embark on an experience you will never forget and witness the results of a spectacular volcanic eruption on a small-group, personalized tour! This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity should not be missed by anyone traveling to Iceland, as it provides insight into the incredible power of the earth.

Iceland's most recent eruption occurred at Fagradalsfjall Volcano, in the Geldingadalur area of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Your adventure to its dramatic new lava fields 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 Iceland's volcanoes have shaped this region in the past.

Your friendly, experienced guide will meet you at a pre-arranged meeting point and escort you to the isolated valley where the eruption occurred. As no other guests are taking their attention, feel free to ask as many questions as you like. 

You'll then begin your trek into the barren surrounding wilderness. You can rent hiking boots if you forgot yours, as other shoes aren't up for the rugged terrain. 

Your surroundings will be dramatic and untouched, as the volcano went off far from any towns. The smell of sulfur and burnt moss has not quite left the area, adding to the experience.

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 landscape resembles that of Mordor, with twisted sculptures of black lava. Some areas may even glow as intense heat remains just under the surface.

As the site cools, it will continue to change. Lava tunnels are created in volcanic eruptions, and many will collapse in future years.

Take as many enviable photos as you like, but also enjoy this incredible moment, as very few people will be lucky enough to marvel over such a rare and spectacular phenomenon. You can imagine what the area looked like during the eruption, as the sky filled with columns of flame and bombs of molten rock.

After a fantastic experience, your guide will escort you safely back to your vehicle in Grindavik. Following this tour, why not take yourself to the Blue Lagoon to reflect on it in comfort, or continue a tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula's other volcanic sites. 

Grab this awe-inspiring opportunity to see where an Icelandic volcano erupted on a small-group tour! Check availability by choosing a date.

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Included

Experienced and trusted guide

Activities

Hiking
Sightseeing

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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