Volcano hike & The Blue Lagoon
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Volcano hike and The Blue Lagoon
Availability: All year
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 Litli Hrútur, Merardalir & Fagradalsfall Iceland
UPDATE 13/11 2023 - There is a volcano in Iceland that is expected to erupt within a few hours/days.
We at Activities Iceland are waiting anxiously to see what happens. The volcano is on the Reykjanes peninsula, near the capital Reykjavik. Watching a volcanic eruption is a magical and dramatic experience. If there will be a volcanic eruption, and if it will be a harmless lava eruption, Activities Iceland will offer both helicopter tours and hiking tours to view the volcanic eruption. Stay updated on the page.
Update 5/8 2023 - The volcano is dormant again. No activity for now! However, it has not officially stopped (it can start again any time.) The tour is still offered, as you can see the volcano, new lava / crater and smoke. It is dramatic sightseeing.
On July 10th, 2023, a new volcanic eruption began in 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 is an impressive lava eruption, peaceful and beautiful. Reykjanes peninsula is a very volcanic active area and the eruption in Geldingadalir has been expected for a long time as it has had many earthquakes 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.
The tour starts off with a guided hike to the eruption site in Litli Hrútur / Geldingadalur. 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.
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.
- Red Glowing Lava
- The newly formed crater in Geldingadalur
- Lava flowing into the valley
- Hot and steaming terrain
- The Blue Lagoon
- Silica mudmask
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
- The walking distance each way is 18 km (11,1mi)
- 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-up: ca. 1hr before tour start from Reykjavik