Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike

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Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and witness the Fagradalsfjall volcano in Geldingadalur valley erupt in Iceland. Any travellers who wish to witness the Land of Ice and Fire at its most primordial should not miss this incredible guided tour.

Your private car will pick you up at you selected location and you’ll then set off from the capital, and enter the mystical landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula.

 

As you travel through this region, you’ll immediately see the volcanism of the area. Jagged lava fields, cone-shaped peaks, and columns of steam from geothermal sites will define your journey, as you get ever closer to the rising ash cloud at Geldingadalur.

Once you get as close as possible, you’ll disembark from the vehicle and begin your hike to the eruption site. This part of the journey takes about an hour and a half over rough terrain, so be sure to be dressed for the weather, bring water and decent hiking boots!

As soon as you reach the fissures at Fagradalsfjall, you will be awe-stricken in a way few other sites worldwide allow. Molten rivers; craters sputtering lava; black rock cracking with red heat; and a swirling mist of volcanic fumes make this site appear more like something Morder than Iceland. As you are visiting during the evening hours, the dim lighting will make the fires of the earth even more vivid.

Your guide will let you get as close as is safely possible, and provide you with plenty of time to explore.

 

If you brought a camera or drone, you will be able to take photos or footage that will be the envy of all who look upon them. Otherwise, the memories you make watching this primal display will last a lifetime. This is particularly the case considering volcanic eruptions in Iceland are not as common as many presume, and the vast majority of travellers here do not get the chance to see one.

 

After this breathtaking experience, your guide will lead you back to your vehicle and drive you back to Reykjavik. 

 

Tick ‘witness a volcano erupt’ off of your bucket list with this excursion to the magnificent eruption of Fagradalsfjall at Geldingadalur. Check availability by choosing a date.

Highlights

  • Private tour

  • Fully licensed and insured professional driver

  • Luxury car

  • Guided hike

Details

  • Available: All year round

  • Duration: Up to 4 hours

  • Dress for the weather!

  • Bring with you:

  • Warm clothes

  • Rain Jacket/trousers

  • Gloves, hat.

  • Hiking boots, waterproof, preferred

  • Water and snacks

  • Camera

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