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Frequently Asked Questions

Information about the hike to Fagradalsfjall Volcano

If you choose the hike fagradalsfjall volcano from 2021

  • Moderate hike. About a 3 to 4-hour tour (Based on your pace).

  • This is the most popular and suitable for everyone, including seniors with average fitness and families with children.

  • A fully private experience with your family only.

  • This hike is to Fagradalsfjall 2021 eruption crater, about an hour's walk each way based on an average pace.

  • Pick-up is available, or meet us on location.

  • The guide will follow your pace and custom the tour for you.

  • We provide hiking poles if needed.

  • We provide crampons during the winter if needed.

⚠️ Please note that our guide may alter the tour and path based on your pace and stamina.


If you choose the longer hike - Meradalir's eruption site from 2022

  • This hike is not currently available, as Fagradalsfjall is a a much better tour, as the crater is bigger, and the smokey valley is more visible. But if you would like to do this hike, contact us to check the availability.

Please note: The volcano is currently "not erupting," and glowing lava should not be expected. Since this area is geo-active, there is always a chance of a new eruption at any time.

If an eruption occurs while you're in Iceland before your scheduled tour with us, we will re-schedule accordingly with you, and if it happens after your scheduled tour, we will notify you to schedule a new tour.

Why should you do Fagradalsfjall - Meradalir vocano tour with 2Go Iceland?

  • We are a top-rated company on Tripadvisor and Viator, with five stars reviews from previous customers.

  • We live close to the volcano

  • We value your safety over everything else

  • We were the first company to provide tours to this area in March 2021

  • This is a private tour for your family only

  • All of our guides are certified

  • Our guides are locals, mainly from Grindavik and Reykjanesbaer, where the volcano is located.

  • We provide gas masks if needed based on the air pollution when the eruption is active.

  • We have portable gas detectors to measure the air quality and are in use with an active eruption.

  • We provide walking poles for all the tours.

  • We only do the tour if the weather is favorable.

  • We have been a registered travel agency in operations since 2012.

  • Some of our guides are also part of the rescue team in Iceland (SAR).


When you book with us, you're booking a company that values safety and quality over everything else.


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Is Fagradalsfjall - Meradalir and Geldingardalur the same volcano?

  • The volcano, or "volcanic eruption," is known as Fagradalsfjall, Meradalir, or Geldindadalir/Geldingadalur.

  • Fagradalsfjall and Meradalir are the mountains around the leading eruption site, and Geldingadalir is the valley or area where the primary eruption started in 2021.

  • The current eruption is in the valley Meradalur/Meradalir.

  • Online appears either as Fagradalsfjall, Meradalir or Geldingadalir.

Is Fagradalsfjall - Meradalir Volcano active in 2023?

  • Visiting with a local guide is highly recommended for the most informative and safest volcano experience.

  • A new eruption in Fagradalsfjall - Meradalir volcano started on August 3rd, 2022, after being officially declared over on December 18th, 2021. 

  • The volcano is currently not active "with glowing lava" but there is always a chance of experiencing a new eruption at any time.

  • Volcanoes are genuinely unpredictable.

Can I do the hike to the volcano Fagradalsfjall - Meradalir at night?

  • Yes, you can, but only when there is a current active eruption. We will activate the option only when we have a lava flow.

Is safe to hike Fagradalsfjall - Meradalir volcano at night?

  • Yes, our guides are skilled and know the terrain well. We have done tours every day since the first eruption in March 2021. For the nighttime, we will provide headlights, walking sticks, and great moments to remember.

Can I request a custom departure for the private hiking tour to Fagradalsfjall volcano?

  • You will be able to select a time while booking. For the night tour (if available), the time is already set at 6:00 pm for tours with transfers, or 7:00 pm if you will meet us on location.

Is it possible to join others on tour? Do you offer group tours?

  • Unfortunately, all our tours are private, meaning we do not offer group tours. This ensures the highest possible quality and that the guide can focus entirely on you.

What's the difference between self-driving tours and transfers?

Self-Drive | Meet on location

  • With this option, you must be able to self-drive to our meeting location in Grindavik, 10 minutes from the hiking trail. You will follow our guide to the correct parking before starting the hike. Information about the meeting point will be available after booking.

With transfers

  • With this option, you also book a round transfer to the volcano. We will pick you up at your accommodation and drive to the volcano trail to meet your local guide. After the tour, we will go back to your hotel.

Are bathrooms available at Fagradalsfjall - Meradalir volcano?

  • We recommend using the facilities in Grindavik before driving to the trail.

Can you pick me up at the airport?

  • Yes, we can! Please send us the information while booking and write it down in the comment box. This option will be confirmed based on availability and is only available for direct bookings, not third-party bookings.

Can I get a drop-off at Blue Lagoon after the tour to Fagradalsfjall volcano?

  • Yes, we can! Please send us the information while booking and write it down in the comment box. This option will be confirmed based on availability and is only available for direct bookings, not third-party bookings.

What should I wear for the hike to Fagradalsfjall - Meradalir volcano?

We recommend the following hiking essentials: 

  • Base Layer: long-sleeved top

  • Insulating layer: warm sweater

  • Outer layer: shell coat

  • Waterproof Pants (the weather can change rapidly)

  • Merino Wool Hat

  • Merino wool socks

  • Comfortable Hiking Boots or good walking shoes

  • Lightweight Backpack

  • Bottle of water

  • Energy bar or energy drink

What's the cancelation policy for the Fagradalsfjall Volcano Tour?

More information: Terms and conditions

Can I book other tours with 2Go Iceland?

Yes, at 2Go Iceland Travel we run our signature tours.

If you want to have a better experience during your trip to Iceland and prompt customer service, you can contact us for a tour or custom package.

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