Not all volcanic eruptions are alike, however. Sometimes they take a slow pace when magma and gases are steadily released from the earth's crust. Other times, the gases remain trapped beneath cooled magma, so they build up pressure and result in explosive eruptions that can be potentially destructive, with steaming hot ashes and boulders flying in all directions.
Traveling to the volcanic eruption is achievable for people who are willing to put in the effort of hiking to witness seeing the recently erupted volcano. During this tour, you will see the Meradalir volcano over the newly formed land that erupted on August 3rd, 2022.
During the previous volcano eruption, thousands of earthquakes took place in the weeks before the eruption, after which the lava found its way and cracked through the earth's surface on March 19th, 2021, close to Mount Fagradalsfjall, in a valley named Geldingadalir. Fortunately, the valley confined the eruptive event preventing the lava from flowing toward civilian infrastructure. The closest settlement to the site is Grindavík village, located only 9 kilometers away.
Please note: The total hike to the eruption site is around 12 km (3-4 hours) long and challenging, so please evaluate your physical preparation before booking this tour. Due to safety regulations, we reserve the right to adjust the itinerary and/or choose different hiking routes depending on conditions.
Please keep in mind that volcanic eruption is a natural phenomenon and therefore is hard to predict. We cannot guarantee the sight of boiling lava, but while the main crater is dormant, you will still be able to see the fresh lava surrounding the area.