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On this tour, you'll get an exclusive opportunity to hike to the Litli-Hrútur volcano site and get as close to it as is safe. Your professional guide will be there for you to ensure your safety.


  • Litli-Hrútur Volcano
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Newly formed lava fields
  • Hike in Geldingadalur
  • Lake Kleifarvatn
  • Hike by the Fagradalsfjall & Merdalir eruptions sites from 2021 and 2022


  • Guided tour in English
  • Hike to Litli-Hrútur Volcano
  • Blue Lagoon Comfort Admission for 1.5-2h, including silica mud mask, a use of towel and a drink of your choice
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik
  • Wi-fi on Board

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof layer
  • Water and snacks for the hike
  • Face mask to protect from the volcanic ashes is recommended
  • Swimsuit

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration 10 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Moderate
Minimum age 14 years
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No


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The tour will start with a pick-up from your chosen Reykjavik location. When everyone is aboard, your driver guide will take you towards the Geldingadalur valley on the Reykjanes peninsula. 

Kleifarvatn is the Reykjanes Peninsula's largest lake, known to be seismically active. The lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains and ancient rock formations, scalped by the forces of wind and water for centuries. The proof of seismic activity is underwater hot springs, which have opened within the lake. Seeing the streams of boiling water in the middle of the lake is truly an incredible sight to see. 

(This stop is not currently guaranteed on each tour. If the volcano hike takes longer than expected, we may skip this stop)

Litli-Hrútur Volcano is the site of a recent volcanic eruption in the Reykjanes Peninsula. A bursting volcano alone is something to remember, but the beautiful scenery of the Icelandic backcountry will surely add to your experience. A hike to the volcano site will serve you with some unforgettable views and a number of interesting places encountered along the way.

Grintavik is the closest village to where the eruption is taking place. It is a charming fishing village with a population of around 3,300 people, making their living mostly out of the sea. Grindavik is situated in a seismically active area where two different elements - hot lava and cool ocean - meet.

After a day full of hiking and seeing fascinating sites, you'll be in need of relaxation. That's why we'll head to the famous geothermal spa - Blue Lagoon, where you can relax in warm milky blue waters. 

On our way back to Reykjavik, we'll also pass through the charming village of Hafnarfjörðu, known for jokes about the Vikings and elves.

  • Food is not included in this tour, so brinks your lunch. We will be stopping for lunch around 2 p.m. 

  • A hike to and back from the Litli-Hrútur Volcano is approximately 8 km with an elevation of 300 m. The hike is of moderate difficulty and is suitable for people of reasonable fitness. 

  • The volcano eruption site can also pose some risks. While in the area, please be cautious of your surroundings, and listen to the instructions given by your guide.

  • 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.


Yes. Due to safety concerns, the status of access to the eruption can change. The newest eruption site, which is along the route from Suðurstrandarvegur, is a unique chance to see nature's power up close. With proper preparation and precautions, a rather challenging 20km round trip can be rewarding. However, we advise to check regularly the Safe Travel page for any safety updates. So, while you can visit, it's best to stay prepared and flexible with your plans.

The eruption at Meradalir officially ended on August 21st, 2022. A new eruption started on the 10th of July, 2023, in Mt. Litla-Hrút.

According to the Environmental Agency of Iceland, walking on the lava is forbidden and can be very dangerous. The top layer can easily break when stepped on, causing hazards to people. The lava at Fagradalsfjall Volcano is a unique geological monument that we must respect and protect. It is important for visitors to leave no traces such as throwing stones at the lava or making inscriptions on it. Lavas are under special protection according to art. 61 of the Nature Conservation Act. One of the biggest risks of walking on new lava is breaking the top layer over an unknown lava tube. Falling into a lava tube that's still several hundred degrees Celcius can lead to injuries. 

Yes, if you are not joining a guided tour and driving to the eruption site on your own, the parking fee is 1000 ISK (≈ 8 USD) and can be paid electronically at Parka.is. The payment is valid for 24 hours. There are signs at the parking lots with instructions.

There are currently two parking lots that you can choose from, Parking P1 or Parking P2. You will need to pick the correct payment site accordingly:

Parking P1: https://www.parka.is/pay/geldingadalir/

Parking P2 (Stóri-Leirdalur): https://www.parka.is/pay/volcanoskali/

According to parka.is, the payment is necessary to pay for the infrastructure on-site and maintenance of it. The intention is to make access better and increase people's safety. The parking lots are monitored with cameras and if parking is unpaid, an additional fee is added and a bank claim is created. The claim usually goes out one day later, so if you have trouble paying on-site, you are able to finish the payment when you arrive back at your hotel.

The hiking trails can be challenging and condition different day by day and even during the day. If you plan to hike to the volcano it is essential to have good hiking shoes, warm clothing and waterproof outerwear.

There are toilets in the parking lot area that have been set up.

Yes, the weather can make all the difference and determine whether you can reach the eruption site or if you will enjoy the journey or not. You can find Weather information here and a gas forecast here.

Scientists and the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management are always monitoring the area closely and informing the public if there are any updates. The safety of our passengers is our number one priority; therefore, we will follow the instructions coming from the authorities.

Also, we recommend visitors to the volcano follow these steps in the area:

  • Keep your distance and don't step into the lava from the eruption

  • Due to the risk of gas exposure, do not go down into the valleys. Instead, observe the eruption from the hills and mountainsides

  • Be aware of the wind direction

  • Avoid standing directly against the wind

You can bring it with you, but we do also stop for lunch in Grindavík where you can buy snacks as well for the hike. Please note though that food is not included in the tour.

The best and safest way to visit a volcano is with a guided tour. Expert guides will be able to lead you to the eruption site, choosing the most secure paths and the optimal distance to observe the newly formed lava fields so you can get the best, safest, and most enjoyable experience. You can choose to book the hike to the eruption site or book a helicopter tour and see the volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula from above.

It is not obligatory to be accompanied by a professional guide to visit the site. However, taking a guided tour is safer than visiting the eruption site as fellow travelers will accompany you, and a local professional guide will ensure your safety. 


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