Experience true Nordic winter with these Iceland and Canada tours!

About Tour

This private guided tour will take you down to the newly erupted volcano site.

Highlights

  • Volcano Eruption Site
  • Freshly-formed Lava Fields
  • Reykjanes Peninsula

Included

  • Private guided hike to the volcano site
  • Expert guide to ensure your safety throughout the tour
  • Transportation to and from Reykjavik
  • Staying at the site for over 2 hours
  • Free WiFi on the Bus
  • Crampons (if needed)

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof pants and jacket
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • Water and snacks
  • Camera

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Departs From Reykjavik
Duration 5-6 hours
Difficulty Moderate
Minimum age 10 years
Ratio 1:6 Guide to client ratio
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No
Tour types Private Tour
Get offer
  • Private Travel
  • Expert Guides
  • Free Wifi
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Fast & secure payment

Itinerary

It was 2021 when the Fagradalsfjall volcano erupted, and since then, every year, the Reykjanes Peninsula has been known to encounter an eruption. The latest eruptions took place near Grindavik town. Having in mind how special this area is, it’s time you stop waiting and visit it now!

A 4km fissure opened near the town of Grindavik, a location that’s near the three previous eruptions. During this tour, you will see the recently erupted volcano site where you can see newly formed land. It's still possible to see steam and gases rising from the formed lava field and newly-appeared fissure. This offer should be on your bucket list, don't miss it!

Please note: 

  • 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. Your safety is a number one priority, and because of this, you might be asked to keep your distance from ongoing volcanic activity.

  • The total hike to the eruption site is challenging, so please evaluate your physical preparation before booking this tour.

  • Since the Sundhnukagigar volcanic eruption is an ongoing occurrence, for recent updates and safety precautions, please check the country's official websites to ensure your safe travels.

FAQ

The situation at the eruption site can change. Please check regularly for updates on on accessible areas and safety rules.

The situation at the eruption site can change. Please check the newest information on the volcano eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

It's very risky, and not allowed to walk on new lava because it's fragile and can break, leading to possible injuries. One of the biggest risks of walking on new lava is breaking the top layer over an unknown lava tube.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Authorities in Iceland have taken the necessary steps to ensure everyone's safety. Hiking in the area will only be allowed once they give the go-ahead. Keep an eye on the situation and regular updates.

When exploring volcanic areas, it's crucial to maintain a safe distance, be mindful of gas exposure, and know the direction of the wind to avoid any mishaps.

Hiking poles for this tour are not necessary however if you have it and know how to use them, bring them along with you or rent them during the booking process.

SIMILAR TOURS THAT PEOPLE ALSO VIEWED

Contact us for more Information about this tour