11-Hour Small Group Fagradalsfjall and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour with Pick-up in Reykjavik

The jet-black lava fields left behind by the Fagradalsfjall volcanic eruption.
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Tour starts
Iceland
Duration
10 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Languages
English
Available
Aug. - Nov.
Minimum age
8 years old

Description

Witness the astonishing scenery left behind by the Fagradalsfjall volcanic eruption in this epic 11-hour tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Those looking for adventure in the land of fire and ice shouldn’t miss this fantastic journey across the fiery landscapes of Iceland.

You’ll join a small group of travelers as your transport picks you up in Reykjavik. During the tour, you’ll be visiting several sites, so your minibus has free Wi-Fi and USB chargers to help you stay connected throughout the trip.

Once you depart the capital city, you’ll head south towards the Reykjanes volcanic zone, arriving first at the Seltun geothermal area. This highly active hotbed is filled with boiling mud pools and sulfur-stained land, making it one of Iceland’s most colorful and unusual destinations.

Your next stop is at the Geldingadalir valley, where the Fagradalsfjall volcano erupted for six months in 2021. Today, the eruptions have stopped but left behind an impressive crater and jet-black lava fields that make for an awe-inspiring view.

You’ll embark on an exciting hike with your professional guide to see the staggering effects of the eruption on the Icelandic landscape. There’s plenty of fascinating information to learn from your guide about the volcano’s history and if it’s ever likely to erupt again.

After exploring Fagradalsfjall, you’ll travel next to the Gunnuhver hot springs, where you’ll see billowing clouds of steam from the mud pools bubbling in the ground. In Icelandic folklore, Gunnuhver acts as the eternal prison of a vengeful spirit that is said to have once haunted the area.

Further south, you’ll stop at the towering coastal cliffs of Valahnukamol, giving you breathtaking views of the Atlantic ocean and the enormous Karlinn volcanic rock formation offshore. You’ll also visit the Reykjanesviti lighthouse, which is the oldest of its kind in Iceland.

Finally, you’ll head to the Bridge Between Continents on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Here, the Eurasian and American tectonic plates pull apart and create a ravine that you can walk across using the bridge, essentially letting you travel between continents on foot.

Before you head home, you have the option to unwind and take a relaxing bath at the Blue Lagoon. This premier hot spring destination is the perfect place to calm your senses after the exhilarating adventure you’ve just had before riding back to Reykjavik.

Don’t miss the exciting opportunity to see the volcanic and geothermal wonders of Fagradalsfjall and the Reykjanes Peninsula on this unforgettable expedition. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Professional English tour guide
Guided hike through the Fagradalsfjall eruption site
Pick up and drop off within Reykjavik
Free Wi-Fi on bus & USB chargers next to every seat
Transportation via minibus
(Optional) Blue Lagoon visit with Comfort Admission included (entrance, towel rental & welcome drink)

Activities

Hiking
Sightseeing

What to bring

Good hiking boots
Weather-appropriate clothes

Good to know

Pick-up takes place between 08:30 to 09:00, so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick-up location.

The tour takes about nine hours, but 11 hours if the Blue Lagoon is booked.

The tour is operated under all weather conditions so please bring warm, wind & waterproof clothes.

Good hiking shoes are obligatory and can be rented during the booking process.

Conditions at the eruption site can change - each tour is being evaluated prior to departure. If the tour is canceled due to safety reasons, you'll be notified as soon as possible.

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