FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FAGRADALSFJALL HIKE
What's the volcano's name?
Currently, the volcano, or best to say "volcanic eruption" has no name but is well know as Fagradalsfjall or Geldindadalir. Fagradalsfjall is the mountain complex around the main eruption site, and Geldingadalir is the valley or area where the main eruption started.
Is visiting the volcano dangerous?
Visiting the eruption site is not really dangerous, as soon as we follow the basic guidelines for visiting a field that is always changing, follow the general rules from the authorities, and use common sense. On our private tours, our guides are prepared to deal with unforeseen events, using gas meters to measure the gases, and we also offer gas masks when we are near the glowing lava.
How long is the hike?
The total hiking distance is about 10km (6.2 miles) and is moderate, including parts of the path with some elevated hills. The elevation is 343m (1125 ft). You walk and hike for about 75 min (3.1 miles) each way.
Can we see glowing lava or the eruption from the crater?
As the volcanic eruption is a natural phenomenon, we cannot guarantee that we will see glowing lava while on tour. The eruption changes daily, and sometimes it is active, and sometimes there is no visible activity. Imagine this like the Northern Lights Tour; we go to look for them, but we never know how strong or beautiful they will be.
How is this tour different from others?
We take very seriously your safety. You are everything to us.
When you book our tours, rest assure that you are booking a trustworthy company that values its customers.
On our tours, everything is about the experience and satisfaction.
From the moment you decide to book until you finish the tour, we emphasize in a premium customer service and attention to details. Check the reviews from our customers here: https://www.2goiceland.com/reviews
- Private Tour with a dedicated guide only for your party.
Snacks and water (Energy bar and energy gel, and water).
Gas mask when necessary.
Our guides use gas meter.
A custom and flexible tour.
And more surprises.
Do I need insurance for this tour?
Please check your home insurance-credit card policy or other insurance that may fit your needs while traveling to a foreign country or doing activities with some level of risk.
What's your cancelation policy?
You can check our terms and conditions here: https://www.2goiceland.com/terms-and-conditions
Can children hike towards the volcano?
The hike is moderate and many have taken their kids to the site. Parents know their kids the best and evaluate if their kids can and will be willing to hike. For children under 3 years old, a carrier is a must. For older children, we advise taking enough water and snacks for this trip.
Should I disclose any medical conditions before the tour?
When will the eruption stop?
It is impossible to say when the eruption will end. Geologists say the eruption could last for years or even decades, but also that may stop at any time.
Would still worth it to visit the eruption even if it stops?
Of course!. Iceland is very well known for being full of beautiful lava fields all around the country, and visiting Fragradalsfjall will be a unique experience.
Seeing fresh lava and how the whole valley changes will worth the visit.
When is better to book the tour?
We recommend booking this tour at the beginning of your trip. This is because if we need to change or reschedule due to the weather, you will have more options. If you book a day before leaving Iceland or the day you leave the country, and we need to reschedule, you will not have this possibility.
Which departure is better?
**Weather can potentially affect the tour at any time of the day.
Can I get discounts if we are a group?
But we may also give extra discounts if you book for a large group.
How does the Volcano Package work?
Should I worry about checking the volcano status all the time before the tour?
Can I book other tours with 2Go Iceland?
Yes, we are a travel agency and we promote more destinations and activities with our private excursions or multiday 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 package quotation.
Do you offer group/open tours?
No, we only have private tours with a dedicated private guide for each booking.
We do not mix individuals that don't have any relation.
Can I use a bathroom while on tour?
At the moment there are no facilities near the hiking site and the eruption. Before the tour, we can use the facilities in Grindavik and then going on the hike.
Is the tour suitable for pregnant women?
If you are an active person, then you should know what is best for you and how will react your body. We would advise asking your doctor before enrolling on this tour.
Can I have hiking shoes to rent?
We do not rent hiking shoes, but you can use any good waterproof walking shoes for this tour. Preferable will always be standard hiking shoes.
Should I wait to reserve this tour several days before arriving in Iceland?
How long will the tour last?
The tour can be between three and half hours, to five hours. This will be based on your pace, time on sight, and the type of hike we do.
Do you cancel the tour based on the weather?
What's your cancelation policy?
Do you offer transfers, or should we meet on location?
You will have the option to add on the transfer from Reykjavik or the Keflavik area when filling the booking form.
You also can select to meet on location if you are self-driving.
Can you pick me up at the airport or harbor?
We can pick you up at Keflavik Airport if your tour is scheduled after arrival, and after the tour, we will drop you off at your selected accommodation.
When filling the form, specify the pickup location, and write in comments the drop of location if it will be in a different place.
Do you have special price for kids?
You will see the prices when filling the booking form.
Prices for persons over 12 years old change based on the amount seats to book.
Prices for persons between 6-11 years old have a discount, and for children between 1-5 years old the tour is free.
Can I see Northern Lights during the night tours?
From the end of August, the Northern Lights season start in Iceland, and our night tours will be a perfect combination to enjoy this hike to the Volcano and experience the Auroras.
Imagine being so lucky and enjoy both events at once: Lava & Northern Lights.
What should we wear on this tour?
Base Layer: long-sleeved top.
Insulating layer: warm sweater.
Outer layer: shell coat.
Waterproof Pants (even during summer, the weather can change rapidly).
Merino Wool Hat. (Winter)
Merino wool socks. (Winter)
Comfortable Hiking Boots or good walking shoes
Do we need headlights for the night tours?
During the summer, we don't need to use headlights. Starting from the last week of August, we will provide the headlights for the night tours (7:00 pm and 9:00 pm).