Visit the Volcanoes

Visit the Volcanoes
You will gain insider knowledge of how historical volcanic eruptions have come to sculpt Iceland's landscape over the centuries.
Throughout your tour, you will observe distant mountainscape and volcanoes, as well as plateaus of dried, cragged lava.
Visiting the volcanoes is the perfect opportunity to brush up on your landscape photography skills.
Naturally, visiting the volcanoes in Iceland will present you with some truly incredible panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Whilst exploring Iceland's wilderness, you may stumble across little things here and there that provide an insight into the country's unique flora and fauna.
Visiting so many volcanoes in one day is about as authentic as an Icelandic experience you can get.
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Join this sightseeing expedition to enjoy and experience stunning views of volcanoes, plateaus and mesmerising mountains. This is an excellent option for those really looking to gain an insight into Iceland's geological history, as well as the current effects that volcanoes have on the environment.

You'll start the tour by seeing an hour-long documentary at the Volcano House. It is an excellent way to warm up for the tour as it greatly helps to imagine what previous eruptions might have looked, as well as how future ones may arise.

When the film is finished, you'll venture off the beaten path to visit the volcanoes around Reykjavík, some of which are overdue to erupt. You will hear everything about the volcanic activity and what will most likely happen in the century's upcoming eruptions.

You will then take the road less travelled to some jet-black, volcanic rock formations and mossy filled lava fields. Your guide will be happy to explain the geology in a way everyone understands and can relate.

You might also hear stories of trolls, the old Nordic gods, outlaws and the hidden people. If you love stories, love to see beautiful places and get the authentic local experience from people that love to share their passion for this island, this is a tour for you.

This tour is operated by a small family business that likes to give good experiences to small groups. So, coming on a tour should be like finally visiting your exchange student from Iceland and have his family showing you the most exciting places in Iceland.

There is a maximum of 12 guests per vehicle on this guided tour. Very often the groups count less than 6 people so the experience is the next thing to going on a private tour.

So, don't miss out on this opportunity to explore Iceland with the locals. Check booking availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Aug. - Dec.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Danish, Swedish
  • Highlights: Reykjanes, Kleifarvatn, Seltún Geothermal Area
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00. 13:00,

Volcano House, Tryggvagata 11
Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
  • Pickup at Volcano House in Reykjavik

  • Guided hike and refreshment

  • Drop off in Reykjavik city

  • Lunch or other meals are not included.

What to bring:
  • Bring sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothes.

Good to know:

The weather in Iceland changes quickly. Your guides customise each tour to make it the best possible experience for you. This means the tour is never exactly the same. It is like at some restaurants when you ask the chef to make something out of the freshest fish available—the guides choose the best places to enjoy every time based on the weather and your wishes. :)

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This was an amazing experience. The tour guides took great care of us as we ventured into a volcanic system. They were very knowledgeable and helped explained how the volcanic system works. Definitely recommend
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