Private 7-Hour Hike to Fagradalsfjall Volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula

The Fagradalsfjall volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula erupted for the first time in 6,000 years in 2021.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
5 hours
All year
Minimum age
14 years old


Discover the majestic beauty of a recently erupted volcano with this private seven-hour hiking tour to the Fagradalsfjall volcano on the Reykjanes peninsula. This demanding hike is perfect for anyone who wants to experience the power of an active volcano on foot.

The private tour begins with pick-up from your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik. You’ll meet your expert local guide and travel to the beautiful Reykjanes peninsula in a comfortable vehicle, enjoying the sights of Reykjavik and the peninsula as you go. You’ll arrive at the trail’s starting point and get ready to begin your hike. 

Hiking in Iceland means you may encounter cold, wet, and windy weather, so make sure you bring appropriate clothing to keep you warm and dry. You should also wear sturdy hiking boots that can keep you safe on the uneven slopes that lead to the volcano. A set of hiking poles can also be helpful — this isn’t an easy hike, so poles could help your stability.

When you’re ready, it’ll be time to begin the hike. The hike’s total distance is around 9 miles (roughly 14 kilometers). You’ll walk over steep slopes, gaining about 1,000 feet (around 300 meters) in height. It’s a challenging hike, but it shouldn’t cause problems if you’re moderately fit. 

The hike from the car park to the volcano will take approximately two hours. You’ll learn about the 2021 and 2022 eruptions of the Fagradalsfjall volcano from your guide. There’ll be plenty of chances to stop for photos along the way.

After roughly two hours, you’ll arrive at the site of the recent eruptions. The lava fields are no longer steaming, but it’s fascinating to see how they form. The experience will help you understand how powerful Iceland’s volcanoes can be. 

You’ll also get time to eat, rest, and enjoy the spectacular views. You’ll see the Atlantic Ocean in the distance from the top of the hills, with stunning valleys in the foreground. The panorama is unforgettable, and your guide will be available to take photos of you in this breathtaking location. 

When you’ve had enough time to admire the views, you’ll start the return hike to the car park, ready for the drive back to your hotel. The tour takes around seven hours (including transportation), with four to five hours of hiking. It’s a fantastic experience that will let you witness Iceland’s volcanic power up close. 

Don’t miss out on your chance to experience the beauty of one of Iceland’s recently erupted volcanoes during this private hiking tour to the Fagradalsfjall volcano. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Expert, English-speaking private tour guide
Transportation to and from the hiking route in a comfortable vehicle
Parking fees



What to bring

Sturdy hiking boots
Warm, waterproof clothing (including hats and gloves)
Packed lunch
Plenty of water
Hiking poles (optional)

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If weather conditions make it unsafe to complete your hiking tour, the company will notify you as soon as possible and issue you a refund.

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