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Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike & Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike & Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik

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icon10 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Just south of Reykjavik lies the rugged Reykjanes Peninsula, home to the currently-erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano. Experience the thrill of walking past glowing lava and seeing new land being created right before your eyes. You also visit other highlights in the area including the Bridge Between Continents, Kleifarvatn Lake, and local hot springs.
  • Venture off the beaten track on the Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Learn about Iceland’s history and geology from your guide
  • Stay connected between stops with onboard Wi-Fi
  • A small group means more attention from your guide
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Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
WiFi on board
Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
Headlamp
Lunch
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Þórunnartún 1 , Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)

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8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY BusTravel Iceland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike & Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike & Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike & Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik.
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What is the social distancing policy during Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike & Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike & Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike & Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike & Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik.

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star-5
Great day trip!
Dionne_K
, Mar 2022
I travelled with Tom in The Beast. Tom was an amazing guide, he was funny and knowledgeable and it was like hanging out with an eccentric Viking friend, and I know everyone wants that in their lives. The trip to the lava field was brilliant, it's a bit of a climb (uphill there and back) but I think the main difficulty was that we were calf-deep in snow most of the time. We stopped periodically to take pictures of the scenery, had a nice wander around some craters, it was a good time! The bus could have been a bit more comfortable, but honestly, that's just trying to find a negative. Lunch was incredible, too. Highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Advertised incorrectly
Emily_W
, Mar 2022
The tour was completely different to as advertised- two stops were completely missed off and the tour lasted one hour less than stated. The volcano hike was listed as being 4 hours but in total the volcano stop was 1.5 hours. Don’t book through a third party provider. Book directly to know what you’re getting!
star-5
Nice hiking experience for non beginners.
Grace_C
, Mar 2022
The hike was amazing, the guide was very helpful and willing to share stories about Iceland. However I was expecting to see more of the volcanoes. One tip for beginners in hiking, remember to purchase hiking boots and water proof trousers or else you’re gonna suffer during the hike.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Well worth a visit!
Sarah_F
, Feb 2022
Simon was our guide and he really made the trip by sharing his knowledge and personal experience of the volcano. We got up really close to the lava field and felt very safe and reassured despite the weather conditions.
star-5
An amazing day
Bruno_P
, Feb 2022
We were a small group of all ages and the hiking wasn't that easy on heavy snow but "Snowman" patiently guided us through astonishing views at the volcano site, light house and tectonic plates. We had a lot of fun.
star-5
Amazing
Saskia_O
, Jan 2022
Chara was such an amazing tour guide! We loved the hike, shame it was so windy and we didn’t get to make it further. Though, this was the safest option and we still got an amazing view of the sun rise!
star-5
I think this is one of my...
Mariam_A
, Dec 2021
I think this is one of my favourite tours i did during my stay in Iceland, Tommi was such a great guide and kept us so entertained the whole trip. I thought it would be boring at first because it was just a hike but the views were amazing and i really felt a sense of accomplishment when i reached the top of the volcano, we even felt an earthquake at the top which was so fun! We saw loads of beautiful beaches too! I would definitely recommend this tour.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Jackie
Yacki7
, Dec 2021
if it is good to stand out in this tour you have to be in good physical condition, but a beautiful experience the very instructive guide
star-4
Exhilarating!
Rosaleen_M
, Dec 2021
Really glad we did this tour! It was difficult physically for me in places due to the climb up but so worth it as the views were amazing and something I will remember for forever. Something I didn’t like is that when you are buying the tour they say the nave safety poles and shoes for you which they did but we had to pay extra for them which I don’t think was right as they were needed on that climb
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Epic
Rachel_B
, Dec 2021
Quite simply the most amazing day we have ever had. Never in my life would I ever get to see a recent lava flow. Tom our guide was quite simply brilliant. His knowledge, passion and enthusiasm was awesome. He took us to some amazing places. This has to be a must if you are coming to Iceland. Don’t leave without doing this trip
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing experience
OliviaKarlin_K
, Nov 2021
We had Tom as our tour guide and it was the most incredible experience. He should us some unholy sights. Definitely would do it again !!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Highly recommended tour!
Puitthero_D
, Nov 2021
Highly recommended tour, which one should definitely take! Matt was a very competent, informative und entertaining guide, while the visited places were astonishing. Unfortunately, it was not possible to fully complete the tour as the road was blocked right before the volcano hike due to weather conditions. We were informed, that the road block was decided on short notice, which is why the tour was not cancelled before it started. I did not have the feeling at any point, that the tour started while knowing of this situation just to grab the participants' money. Instead, I received a 50% discount for another tour. Great customer service!
star-5
Best trip
Naomi_J
, Nov 2021
An amazing tour ! Margaret (tour guide)and Thomas the (bus driver) were simply the best, gave us great knowledge and let us have of own time to explore and were so helpful. The views on this trip are just Incredible. Definitely recommend
star-3
Volcano hike was good but rest of the tour poorly organised and disappointing
Amanda_Y
, Nov 2021
It was not a small group- there were 30 plus people on the tour. They had merged 3 different tours onto one group which meant we spent an hour sat in the blue lagoon car park and were then rushed at the afternoon stops and didn’t even get to stop at gunnhver at all which was disappointing and not what we paid for.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hey there, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback. We are very sorry to hear you felt the tour was poorly organized. Please feel free to send us an email so we can find a solution for you :) Have a great day and we hope you are enjoying your time in Iceland!
star-5
Once in a lifetime
Pamela_H
, Oct 2021
The hike is no joke. Take head gear, gloves and really comfortable shoes. The entire day is absolutely worth doing. The view at the top is incredible. Once in a lifetime experience. We took trail C
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
My First Hiking Trip in Iceland
Sally_C
, Sep 2021
The tour started on time with our guide Simon. The trip was well organized and with some thoughtful bonuses: We went to a bakery and a grocery store to get lunch; We stopped by a place where we saw the drying of Cod; We drove to Kleifarvatn Lake, where the water is pure enough for drinking; and we tried some fresh-picked crowberries. Then, we stopped at the Gunnuhver Hot Springs to see the boiling mud pots. The rain had lightened up when we arrived at Fagradalsfjall. We each put on a bright orange vest for visibility and rented trekking poles. We started our hike on path C by Langihryggur (4.5km) along the lava flow. The terrain was flat in the beginning; it did not take us long to reach the first sight of lava deposited from June, which was charcoal grey color with smooth surface. As we hiked deeper into the valley, we saw new lava from a day ago; it had almost black color with sharp rough surface. Although we could see steam coming out from the lava, we could not smell the gas because the wind was blowing it away from us. The temperature got warmer here and Simon advised us to take off a layer of clothes before we continued. This section of path C, going to the mountain top, was difficult as it was quite steep. The path was clearly marked with orange sticks to guide you. If you were an inexperience hiker, like me, you could go slowly; no one was behind to rush you. This is not a race as Simon said. He was very patient and always kept the whole group in sight. After about an hour, we reached an area where you could see the crater. The rain had stopped and I saw blue sky and sunshine. Simon brought us some chocolate rum sweet treats to refuel our energy. We took a short break before hiking another 15 minutes up to the top of the mountain where we could sit down and eat lunch. Simon treated us with Icelandic Christmas bread, it was delicious. We enjoyed the volcano eruption view with steaming lava in the valley; the eruption was happening about every 8 minutes the day we were there. We also witnessed some magma flowing down the hill across from where we were. We walked by the webcam which monitors the volcano activities 24x7, so you could catch any eruption you might have missed for the day. After lunch, we started to go down the hill but constantly looked back to check on the possibility of another eruption. The path going down was less steep, there were people coming up the path too. I made it to the bottom of the hill in about 1:15 hour. On my way to the van, I picked up a small lava rock as my souvenir. We left Fagradalsfjall and continued our trip driving through the Reykjanes Peninsula, passing by a fishing town. We stopped by the Reykjanes Lighthouse area, where the sun was at an angle that made the ocean a shimmering gold color. We made a quick stop to enjoy the spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean below the cliffs and rocks of the Iceland landscape. Afterwards, we went to The Bridge Between Continents and walked across the Eurasian to the American tectonic plate. Our last brief stop was at the Blue Lagoon for a drop off. As we arrived at Reykjavik, it was raining, so Simon was so kind to drop us off at our hotel. The trip was amazing, well planned, and completely exceeded my expectation as my first hiking trip in Iceland!!!
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-2
Déçu
Valere_T
, Apr 2022
Pas conforme à la description. Une randonnée de une heure trente au lieu de quatre heures. Volcan qui n'est pas en éruptions.

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