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Volcano hike & The Blue Lagoon

Volcanic eruption and the Blue Lagoon

Volcano hike and The Blue Lagoon

  • Reykjavik


  • Availability: All year

  • Duration: 11hrs

  • Level: Demanding

  • Pick-up time: ca. 30min before tour start from Reykjavik. If you choose to meet us at BSI, then please be there 15min before tour start.

  • Clothes: Warm and waterproof clothing and good hiking shoes. Remember to bring bathing suits for the Blue Lagoon

  • Age limit: 10 years

  • Included: Bus fare, Free WIFI on bus, guided hike, comfort admission to The Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, towel, One drink of your choice at the in-water bar

  • NB. The hike is approx. 2-3 hours each way and is a demanding hike. Remember to bring food and water for the hike. 18 km (11mi)


Hike to the eruption site in Geldingadalur and enjoy the beautiful Blue Lagoon

Volcano hike in Iceland to the New eruption site in Reykjanes Peninsula ( Litli Hrútur, Merardalir, Fagradalsfall & Sundhjukagigar Iceland)

The tour starts off with a guided hike to the eruption site in Reykjanes Peninsula. The driver and the guide will bring the group to the start of the hiking route, wherefrom we will hike as a group towards the eruption site. This hike is approximately 2-3 hours each way. Please notice that the area around the eruption is constantly changing due to the eruption. This can impact the hiking route and therefore the estimated time for the hike.

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.

After this thrilling hike, we end the day in the world-famous Blue Lagoon. Relax your body in the, beautiful milk-blue, warm seawater and enjoy the unique terrain around the lagoon. The comfort package includes admittance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mudmask, towel and one drink at the in-water bar.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the raw and intense powers of nature, as lava pours out of the surface of the earth.

Highlights:

  • Red Glowing Lava
  • The newly formed crater in Geldingadalur
  • Lava flowing into the valley
  • Hot and steaming terrain
  • The Blue Lagoon
  • Silica mudmask

Important information:

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

  • The hiking it´s self is around 2-3hrs each way
  • The level of difficulty is moderate
  • Decent is about 300 m (984ft)
  • We will stop for about 1-2hrs at the eruption site
  • Please remember to bring warm outdoor cloths and good hiking shoes
  • Bring food and drinks
  • Please be aware that the weather in Iceland can change in a split second, so also bring warm cloths even if the sky is sunny.
  • This tour can take longer time than estimated
  • Please stay close to both your guide and your fellow travelers the whole time. Fatigue and hypothermia can come quickly.
  • Stick to hills and ridges. Avoid valleys and dells in the landscape (due to gas pollution).
  • There is a risk of rock fall. Beware of steep slopes.
  • The telephone connection in the area may be bad and it can therefore be difficult to call for help if needed, so stay close to the guide and fellow travelers.
  • The eruption sites can change, and new eruption cracks may open on short notice
  • Gas pollution is strongest close to the area and can lurk in valleys and dells where it is particularly dangerous.
  • Gas pollution can change on short notice if the eruption suddenly increases, and it is dangerous to be near the eruption sites without measuring instruments. (The guide has measuring instruments).

Photos from the Volcano


Video from the Volcano Hike in Geldingadalir



Video from the Blue Lagoon


 

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    This tour is with pick-up from Reykjavik

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

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