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Geldingadalur Volcano Hike with Guidance


Certified Operator     Tour Operator: Reykjavik Excursions     7 hours     Travel method: Bus     Region: Capital Region

Newly formed lava in Geldingadalur by Fagradalsfjall

This first eruption in the Reykjanes Peninsula in about 800 years provides a unique opportunity to study the geologic mysteries of the region and is open for all to enjoy! After being shaken by months of increasingly disruptive earthquakes, including thousands in the past weeks, Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula finally experienced the volcanic eruption that many geologists suspected was on its way for months prior. Although the volcano has been dormant for a few weeks now, an official ending of the eruption has not yet been announced as there is still some volcanic activity hurling below the surface.


Reykjavik Excursions offers a guided tour to the volcano in Geldingadalur, known as Fagradalsfjall Volcano to see the freshly formed lava. The driver and guide will take the group to the start of the hiking route towards the dormant volcano and the recently formed lava in Geldingadalur. The hike will take approximately 1.5 hours each way, please note that this is an estimated time.


Don´t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience and witness the newly poured lava that has filled up the whole valley. 

Although the volcano is not currently pouring fresh lava, the sight is a must-see.


Please wear hiking shoes and bring crampons as conditions can be slippery during winter.


Our partners at Iceland Camping Equipment  can provide you with the perfect gear for a small fee. 


Important information

Reykjavik Excursions will follow the recommendations of the Civil protection service and cancel the tour if circumstances at the eruption site are unsafe.

Please be aware of the public guidance for hikers visiting the site. For more information visit the Safe Travel website

· Be aware that the weather can change quickly.

· Please not that the volcano is ever-changing and is sometimes dormant.

· Sightings of spouting lava are rare and cannot be guaranteed. 

· Wear hiking shoes, warm and waterproof clothing.

· Assume that the journey may take longer than planned.

· Bring a packed lunch and water to drink.

· Keep an eye on your travel companions. Fatigue and hypothermia come quickly.

· Stick to hills and ridges. Avoid valleys and dells in the landscape.

· There is a risk of rock fall. Beware of steep slopes

· The telephone connection in the area is bad and it can therefore be difficult to call for help if needed.

· 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

· Reykjavik Excursions reserve the right to alter the itinerary depending on conditions around the volcano. 





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Minimum age: 10 years
Difficulty: Moderate



What is included

  • Bus fare
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • This is a guided tour & hike

Please note:

  • The hike is about 1.5 hours, each way
  • Difficulty level: Moderate
  • Distance: 8 km
  • Elevation: 300 m
  • Hikers will have approximately 1,5 hours to view the volcanic eruption

Remember to dress according to weather and to bring food and drink.

Please wear hiking shoes and bring crampons as conditions can be slippery during winter.

  • Travellers need to bring their own face mask and are required to use it onboard all buses. 
  • Hikers are responsible for following social distancing rules during the hike.
  • Vehicle cleaned with Vectorfog - 100% Natural multi-surface disinfectant. 



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Please remember to dress according to weather, wear crampons and sturdy hiking shoes. 


Our partners at Iceland Camping Equipment can provide you with the  perfect gear for a small fee.

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