Private Family-Friendly 5-Hour Mt. Helgafell Tour with Yoga Session and Transfer from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
5 hours
Apr. - Aug.
Minimum age
6 years old


Set out on a private tour to Mt. Helgafell, also known as the Sacred Hill, a historical and sacred site on the Reykjanes peninsula. Known for its accessible trail, stunning lava formations, and breathtaking views of the places in the area, this tour takes you to the top of this mountain and to equally beautiful destinations nearby.

The tour begins with pick-up from your private guide in Reykjavik. You’ll then visit to Hamarinn, a cliff in the fishing town of Hafnarfjordur. Many natives believe that this protected area is home to many elves. Stroll up towards its viewpoint, and you’ll have fantastic views of the capital area, where you can take photographs and enjoy the scenery.

After the quick visit to Hamarinn, your transportation will then take you to the next destination - Mt. Helgafell. There are many ways to get to the top of the mountain, but in this private tour, you'll starts at Kaldárbotnar fresh-water reservoir. 

The hike to the top and the descent back to the starting base take approximately two hours to ensure you have a generous amount of time to savor the views and the surroundings. The way to the mountain top is gentle and accessible that many can enjoy. In fact, it’s one of the top-rated hiking destinations suitable for hikers of all levels, including families with young children.

Scientists believe Mt. Helgafell was formed under a thick ice sheet, around 500m thick, when a fissure opened up and magma started erupting. The eruption was super explosive, causing rapid ice melting and forming a unique volcanic structure. What’s interesting is that Mt. Helgafell is mainly made up of mafic hyaloclastite (dark volcanic glass), unlike other similar volcanoes with pillow lavas at their base.

Mt. Helgafell only stands at a modest elevation of 1,300 feet (338 meters). However, what it lacks in height makes up for its breathtaking panoramic views, which you can only see at the summit. Get ready to be stunned at the 360-degree view from the top, starting with Reykjavik, the glistening Faxafloi Bay, the volcanic area of Reykjanes peninsula, and the fishing village of Hafnarfjordur.

While at the summit of Mt. Helgafell, a well-deserved break awaits you. You will enjoy a delightful snack of traditional Icelandic flatbread accompanied by coffee or tea to replenish your energy and save some for the remainder of the tour.

Following the invigorating hike down the mountain, you can then unwind with a gentle yoga stretching session at the mountain base. This serene activity, surrounded by the peaceful atmosphere of the foothills, allows you to relax and rejuvenate your body and mind after the trekking.

After the mild yoga session, your transportation will take you to one of the city’s public pools, a perfect place to unwind and relax. Here, you can bathe and take a dip in the warm, soothing waters, a treat for your tired muscles after hours of walking. Once done taking a bath, you will be transported to the designated departure point to conclude the tour, feeling refreshed and pampered.

This simple yet action-packed tour is your opportunity to see the beauty of Mt. Helgafell and the breathtaking panoramic views of its surroundings. Choose a date to see if the tour is available during that time.

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Transportation and private guide
Traditional Icelandic refreshments of flatbread and tea



What to bring

Warm clothes
Hiking boots

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