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Volcano hike in Iceland

Volcanic eruption in Iceland Merardalir / Geldingadalir

Volcano hike in Iceland with a guide

  • Reykjavik

  • Availability: All year

  • Duration: 9 hrs

  • Level: demanding

  • Pick-up time: ca. 30min before tour start from Reykjavik.

  • Clothes: Warm clothes (waterproof cloths) and good footwear (for hiking)

  • Age limit: 12 years

  • Included: Transport, Hiking tour with professional guidance to Litli Hrútur, Fagradalsfjall & Merdalir Volcanoes. Guidance in English.

  • NB. Remember to bring food and drink with you. It is a demanding hiking.The hike is about 18 km (11mi) and takes 2-3 hours each way depending on the conditions.

Volcano hike in Iceland to the eruption site in Litli Hrútur / Merardalir / Geldingadalir

Volcano hike in Iceland to the New eruption site in Reykjanes Peninsula Iceland

After a few days of increasing earthquakes at the mountain Litli Hrútur on the Reykjanes peninsula, near the capital Reykjavik, an almost magical and dramatic volcanic eruption started again.

There is a great demand for these tours, and it is therefore important to contact us as soon as possible if interested.

The tour might be slightly different, with stops on the way and may include less or more walking distance. We have the right to change the itinerary depending on the situation of the eruption.

This is the first volcanic eruption on Reykjanes peninsula in 800 years. The eruption started 19th of March 2021, and has been on and off several times since. Volcano experts foresee that this will continue for several years now. It is a impressive lava eruption, peaceful and beautiful. The area is only around 30km (18,6mi) from the Icelandic capital Reykjavik. You can even see the red sky glowing over the eruption from Reykjavik. Reykjanes peninsula is a very volcanic active area and the eruption in Geldingadalir / Merardalir has been expected for a long time as it has had many earthquakes there lately, and that is often the start of a volcano eruption. This is an extremely interesting eruption to view and has attracted tourist, photographs, and geologists from all over the world.

We offer a great hiking tour to the active volcano area with a guidance. The tour starts with a pick-up from either your hotel in Reykjavik or nearby bus stop. We drive to Reykjanes Penisula, to the volcano site, and therefrom walk together with the guide to the eruption itself. The hiking tour is demanding ca. 4-5 hrs hike.

This tour is a once in lifetime experience in Iceland.


  • Mossy-covered lava fields
  • Fagradalsfjall Volcano
  • Meradalir Volcano
  • Hike in Litli Hrútur, Geldingadalur Valley
  • Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Seltún Hot Springs (skipped on longer hikes)

Important information:

We follow strong safety procedures, and we will cancel the tour if the conditions on the eruption site are not suitable.

  • The difficulty of the hike is demanding
  • The hike takes around 2-3 hours each way on sometimes rough terrain (ca. 18km).
  • Volcanoes are a natural phenomenon and the level of volcanic activity at the site varies daily. Even if the volcano is not erupting during your visit, visiting the area is still fascinating.
  • The duration of the tour is approx. 9 hours.
  • There is no food included on this tour so we recommend you bring a packed dinner/snacks and water.
  • Wear hiking shoes, a waterproof jacket and warm clothes

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Tour starting:
@11:00AM & @18:30PM:

Please note: if you don't choose the pickup location from our list on this tour when booking, you will be picked up from bus stop nr. 12 - Höfðatorg.


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  • Meeting Point: 
    This tour is with pick-up from Reykjavik

  • Pick-upca. 1hr before tour start from Reykjavik

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