Exciting 10-Hour Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hiking & Northern Lights Combo Tour from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
10 hours
Aug. - Apr.
Minimum age
12 years old


Discover the excitement of exploring two natural wonders in Iceland with this combo tour of hiking to Fagradalsfjall volcano in Meradalir valley and northern lights hunting. Those who want to experience the best nature shows in the land of fire and ice should book this adventure now.

For your convenience, this small-group tour begins in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital. Your friendly guide will pick you up mid-afternoon from your hotel in the city in a comfortable vehicle with Wi-Fi. 

The first part of the combo tour will bring you up close and personal to the active eruption site in Reykjanes Peninsula, some 39 miles (63 kilometers) away from Reykjavik. The peninsula’s Meradalir and Geldingadalur valleys, where Fagradalsfjall volcano lies, underwent a back-to-back eruption in 2021 and August 2022.

Today, you can hike up the valley to see the eruption site near Fagradalsfjall volcano. The trail covers around seven miles (12 kilometers) of hiking that will take five hours to complete, including the trip back and sightseeing. 

The hike to Meradalir valley is not for the faint of heart because the terrain is rugged. Its uphill slope can be challenging for some tourists, but it is the perfect adventure for thrill-seekers. The beautiful landscapes along the way, from lava fields to mountains, are enough motivation to conquer the trail.

The most rewarding experience of the hike is seeing the eruption site of Meradalir. It is one of the few places where you can safely view an active fissure and volcanic eruption up close. Even today, it is still possible to see steam rising from the new lava fields. 

After the otherworldly experience of hiking to Fagradalsfjall, your Icelandic adventure isn’t over yet. Instead, you will continue the combo tour with a hunt for the elusive aurora borealis late in the evening.

Your small party will venture into the wilderness of Iceland, away from the city lights, to have a better chance of seeing the northern lights. However, these enchanting lights are a natural phenomenon, so their appearance is not always assured. Should this be the case during your tour, you may join the northern lights hunting again for free on another date.

The good news is that Iceland is one of the best countries to spot the northern lights. Once you see this natural wonder, you will have a breathtaking viewing and photo opportunity. The curtain-like show of colorful lights above the skies is a view you will never forget. 

A bonus is that you get to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate during the aurora borealis hunting. Your small group adventure ends as you return to Reykjavik, having seen two spectacular nature shows in Iceland.

Experience two of the best tourist activities in Iceland by booking this 10-hour combo tour, from hiking to an active eruption site to hunting for the northern lights. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Transfer from Reykjavik
Professional and English-speaking guide
Hot chocolate and cookies during northern lights tour
Small group tour (maximum of 15)


Northern lights hunting

What to bring

Waterproof winter clothes with layers
Sturdy hiking shoes
Food and water

Good to know

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

- The northern lights hunting tour can be booked separately.

- Pick-up for this tour in Reykjavik is around 3:00 p.m. (15:00)

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