Awe-Inspiring Hike to Fagradalsfjall Volcano with Transfer from Reykjavik

Hike to the active Fagradalsfjall Volcano in Iceland.
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Tour starts
Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
8 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
12 years old

Description

Spend two hours marveling at the aftermath of the Fagradalsfjall volcanic eruption in Meradalir valley, Iceland, by booking this brilliant tour! After a three-week-long volcanic eruption in August of 2022, the valley is filled with twisted, solidified fresh lava which is still emitting smoke in parts, making it an awe-inspiring sight.

Your unforgettable day begins when you are picked up by a friendly, expert guide from a meeting point near your accommodation in Reykjavik. You are guaranteed a group size of twelve or fewer to ensure a personalized experience.

Once you are all gathered, you'll set off in the direction of the recent volcanic eruption.

As you travel, you'll be able to see the long-term effects of such eruptions everywhere around you. The Reykjanes peninsula is known for its moss-covered lava fields and is home to many cone-shaped mountains and craters. 

Your guide will tell you about the landmarks that you pass, with information on the volcanic and geothermal forces that created them. They can also tell you about living in Iceland and the folklore of the area, which includes tales of witches, ghosts, trolls, and elves. 

After driving for about 40 minutes, you'll reach the parking area for the path to Meradalir valley, where the volcano is located.

Your guide will lead you on a hike to get as close to the fresh lava as possible. The hike crosses rough terrain over 9.2 miles. The journey will get more and more spectacular as you approach your destination.

You'll be blown away by the incredible sight once you reach Meradalir, the valley where Fagradalsfjall erupted. A 300-meter-long volcanic fissure opened up in the ground and spewed in all directions, making unique patterns of black and jagged lava in this isolated valley, making the whole area look more like Mordor than Iceland.

This is a fantastic place to marvel over the awe-inspiring power of Iceland's nature. You'll have plenty of time to explore and take pictures, and your guide can take photos of you and your group.

After seeing the aftermath of the power of Iceland's volcanoes, your guide will lead you back to the van and you'll return to Reykjavik

Make the most of this unique opportunity to see a fresh lava field in Iceland! The whole tour should last about 6-7 hours. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Included

Wifi on board
Crampons
Staying at the site for over 2 hours
Photos
English speaking guide
Transfer to/from Reykjavik

Activities

Hiking
Sightseeing

What to bring

Warm outdoor clothing
Hat and gloves or mittens
Rain gear
Good hiking boots
Backpack
Water bottle
Packed lunches and/or energy bars
Camera/Phone

Good to know

Keep in mind that the weather can change very suddenly in Iceland and you can experience all four seasons in one day.

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