Volcano hike in Iceland with a guide - Merardalir & Fagradalsfall
Availability: All year
Pick-up time: ca. 30min before tour start from Reykjavik.
Clothes: Warm clothes (waterproof cloths) and good footwear (for hiking)
Age limit: 12 years
Included: Transport, Hiking tour with professional guidance to Fagradalsfjall & Merdalir Volcanoes. Guidance in English.
NB. Remember to bring food and drink with you. It is a moderate hiking.The hike is about 7km and takes 1.5-2 hours depending on the conditions.
Volcano hike in Iceland to the eruption site in Merardalir Iceland
Update. 20/8 2022 The Volcano has stopped erupting... at least for now! The tour is though still very attractive as you can see the brand-new lava and there might be smoke and heat in the area. It is a dramatic sight. The tour might be slightly different, with stops on the way and may include less 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, then stopped in December 2022. The volcano is now activie igen. It is a impressive lava eruption, peaceful and beautiful. The area is only around 30km (18,6mi) from the Icelandic capital Reykjavik. You can even see the red sky glowing over the eruption from Reykjavik. Reykjanes peninsula is a very volcanic active area and the eruption in Geldingadalir / Merardalir has been expected for a long time as it has had many earthquakes there 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.
We offer a great hiking tour to the volcano site with a guidance. The tour starts with a pick-up from either your hotel in Reykjavik or nearby bus stop. We drive to Reykjanes Penisula, to the volcano site, and therefrom walk together with the guide to the eruption itself. The hiking tour is moderated ca. 7 km.
This tour is a once in lifetime experience in Iceland.
We follow strong safety procedures, and we will cancel the tour if the conditions on the eruption site are not suitable.
Please note: if you don't choose the pickup location from our list on this tour when booking, you will be picked up from bus stop nr. 12 - Höfðatorg.
This tour is with pick-up from Reykjavik
Pick-up: ca. 1hr before tour start from Reykjavik
PLEASE NOTE In Iceland all itineraries are designed to be flexible taking weather conditions into account. Activities Iceland and the tour operators reserve the right to change your itinerary or cancel the tour with your safety in mind.
If we need to cancel your tour, you will of cause be refunded. By booking activity you are confirming that you agree to our terms.