Amazing 8-Hour Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hiking Tour with Optional Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik

The breathtaking eruption site in Meradalir valley near Fagradalsfjall volcano.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
7 hours
All year
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12 years old


Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Iceland by joining this private Fagradalsfjall volcano hiking tour in the Meradalir valley. Travelers who want to see the aftermath of the recent eruption in Reykjanes Peninsula and enjoy a relaxing geothermal bath right after should book this tour now.

The excursion begins in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, where you will be picked up from your accommodation. You will also meet your licensed guide here, who will explain more tour details to your private group. Aboard a comfortable vehicle fit for Iceland’s terrain, you will journey 39 miles (63 kilometers) to reach your first destination.

Reykjanes Peninsula lies in the land of fire and ice’s southwestern region. The peninsula is known for its barren yet stunning landscapes because of its active volcanic activities. Recently, two consecutive eruptions in the Fagradalsfjall volcano area gave the region a spike in local and foreign tourist visits.

Today, you are one of the few lucky people who will see the fresh fissure eruption at the Meradalir valley up close. The eruption and magma overflow might have slowed down, but it is still possible to see steam rising from the valley’s fissure and new lava fields.

To get to the eruption, your small group will traverse seven miles (12 kilometers) of the hiking trail that starts near the small town of Grindavik. Parts of this Fagradalsfjall path are rugged and uphill, making it challenging for some tourists.

The good news is that you will have a breathtaking Reykjanes view on your way to the Meradalir valley. In particular, you will witness stunning views of hills and lava fields, some even moss-covered. Some tourists even liken these areas to the moon’s terrain because of the otherworldly landscapes.

The hike to Meradalir active volcano eruption site takes over five hours, which includes the return trip. Meanwhile, as this hiking adventure can be exhausting even for expert hikers, you have the option to end your day with a dip at the Blue Lagoon.

Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular attractions in Iceland because of its mineral-rich waters. It is the best place to experience the famous Icelandic geothermal bathing, just the perfect activity to relax and rest before returning to Reykjavik.

The milky blue waters of the lagoon are known to have regenerative qualities because of their sulfur and silica composition. At 102 F (39 C) temperature, the Blue Lagoon waters are soothing to the skin.

Apart from the attraction’s milky blue waters, you may also enjoy its luxurious spa and restaurant. You will all do these while surrounded by stunning geological sceneries of Reykjanes Peninsula.

Your private tour ends as you return to your hotel in Reykjavik in the evening.

See Iceland’s newest geological formations near the Fagradalsfjall volcano on this eight-hour private tour that ends with an optional geothermal bath at the world-famous Blue Lagoon. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Transfer from Reykjavik
Experienced and English-speaking guide
Private tour experience (up to 15 participants)
Entrance to Blue Lagoon (optional)


Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Waterproof jacket with thermal layers
Sturdy hiking boots
Food and snacks
Swimsuit and towel (if joining the Blue Lagoon tour)

Good to know

- The hike to the volcano is demanding. Tour joiners are expected to have prior hiking experience and good physical health.

- The Blue Lagoon experience is optional and will have an added fee.

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