Thrihnukagigur Volcano Tour | Go Inside a Magma Chamber

Free pickup
Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees
Duration
6 hours
Difficulty
Hard
Language
English
Free pickup
Bláfjöll
12
Minimum age
12 years
Available
May. - Oct.

Descend into the vast and vibrant magma chamber of a dormant volcano. Iceland is the only place in the world where a tour like this exists, so do not miss your opportunity.

This tri...

Descend into the vast and vibrant magma chamber of a dormant volcano. Iceland is the only place in the world where a tour like this exists, so do not miss your opportunity.

This trip will begin when you are picked up from Reykjavík and taken to the Blue Mountains Country Park, Bláfjöll, which sits just on the outskirts of the capital area. From here, it is just a 3.2 kilometre (two mile) hike to Þríhnúkagígur volcano, where you will descend into the volcano itself.

Once you reach the crater, you will find an opening and an elevator crane. After being equipped with a helmet and harness, you will enter the lift's basket and begin your descent. Nowhere else in the world can you enter a magma chamber this way, which is part of what makes this tour so unique and worthwhile. This lift journey towa...

Included

Pick-up from and return to your accommodation in Reykjavik
All safety gear (helmets, harness, etc.)
Small refreshments (soup, coffee/tea and perhaps some sweets)
Experienced guides

Activities

Caving

Attractions

Reykjavík
Bláfjöll
Þríhnúkagígur

Map

What to bring

Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking
Water
Warm clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather (The temperature inside the crater is about 5-6°C / 42-43°F)
Camera

Good to know

The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is a good idea to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you get too warm. Jeans are not recommended for this activity, as moisture quickly spreads through denim fabric and takes a long time to dry, leaving the wearer wet and cold.

Be aware that this tour begins with a hike that is nearly an hour-long, largely uphill, and over rough terrain, thus the trip is not recommended to those with problems in their ankles, knees, back, or other similar ailments.

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