FAGRADALSFJALL VOLCANO HIKE
PRIVATE TOUR OF THE NEWEST ERUPTION IN ICELAND
"THE BEST VOLCANO TOUR EXPERIENCE IN ICELAND"
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to one of Iceland's newest and most active volcanic hotspots. Our private guided Fagradalsfjall Volcano Tour is designed for nature lovers and adventure seekers who want to get up close and personal with the unique geological wonders of this volcanic island.
You will learn about this stunning region's geological history, folklore, and cultural significance with a knowledgeable local guide.
The tour begins with a scenic drive to the meeting point, where you will gear up and begin your hike to Fagradalsfjall Volcano. The hike is not too strenuous and is suitable for people of all fitness levels, but be prepared for some uphill walking.
The views from the area are breathtaking, and you will have the opportunity to capture some fantastic photos and memories.
Your local guide will share fascinating stories and legends about the area and the volcanoes, and you will have the chance to ask questions and learn as much as you like.
This is truly a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Iceland and gain a deeper understanding of its fascinating culture and history.
Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience - book now for Iceland's best volcano tour experience.
Fully private experience at your own pace; nobody is rushing you during the tour.
We care about safety and only schedule the tour when conditions are suitable for this hike or fully refund you if there is bad weather and we need to cancel.
Free trekking poles if needed.
Crampons during the winter months.
INFORMATION ABOUT FAGRADALSFJALL VOLCANO HIKE
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.
The thermal distribution in the lavas of the 2021sims is ongoing. Fagradalsfjall – as measured via satellite on 5 December 2022. The red indicates hot areas, and the blue indicates cold regions.
The areas in and around the vents from both the 2021 Geldingadalir and 2022 Meradalir eruptions are still hot, which is not a surprise as these areas are also where the lavas are thickest, ~100 m in case of the 2021 flow field and ~35 m in case of the 2022 flow field.
This thermal anomaly also indicates that a significant volume of liquid lava was injected into this location, which explains the re-inflation of the 2021 flow field and the re-eruption of the 2021 lava.
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Credit: Rannsóknarstofa í eldfjallafræði og náttúruvá, Háskóli Íslands.
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Two adults are required to run this private tour. We can do the tour with one person but always need to pay for two seats.
Self-Drive | Meet on location
With this option, you will 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. The exact place to meet your guide will be received with your voucher.
With transfers | Pickup and dropoff included
With this option, a round transfer to the volcano is included.
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.
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions here.
If your date is unavailable, contact us to review the availability.
FAGRADALSFJALL VOLCANO LOCATION & MAP
Fagradalsfjall Volcano location in the Reykjanes Peninsula, Grindavík.
Fagradslfjall Volcano eruption 2022 - Hiking trails and access
PHOTOS OF FAGRADALSFJALL TOUR WITH 2GO ICELAND
FAGRADALLSFJALL VOLCANO HIKING TOUR ON THE TV
We were thrilled to host Christa Larwood, producer and presenter for BBC's The Travel Show, on our exclusive Fagradalsfjall volcano tour. With our expert guides, Hulda and Marco, Christa witnessed the magic of this unique event, including stunning views of the newly formed crater and the sprawling lava field.
Our half-day expedition tour is the ultimate private experience for those looking to explore the Reykjanes Peninsula and witness the wonder of Iceland's volcanic landscape up close. Our signature Volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula Tour offers a range of breathtaking views and experiences, including the stunning Fagradalsfjall-Geldingadalur Volcano.
Our private tour of Fagradalsfjall volcano was recently featured on the Estonian TV show Kolm Naist Karavanis (3 Women in a Caravan), which has been a hit, ranking #2 in the most viewed TV shows on the Estonia chart.
Our knowledgeable guide Ragga accompanied the team on an unforgettable adventure, exploring the stunning lava field and taking in the breathtaking views of the visible smokey valley from the last eruption. With our personalized private tour, you'll have the opportunity to experience the magic of Iceland's volcanic wonderland at your own pace, with a guide who will help you discover all the hidden gems along the way.
HOW THE FAGRADALSFJALL ERUPTION STARTED?
In March 2021, Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula experienced its first volcanic eruption in over 800 years when a fissure opened in the Geldingadalir area. Just weeks before the eruption, over 4,000 earthquakes were registered by the Icelandic MET office, causing hysteria for locals living nearby Grindavík and Keflavík and even felt by residents of the capital Reykjavík.
Despite initial concerns about the impact of the imminent eruption and lava flow on surrounding towns, the eruption was in a perfect place. On March 19, 2021, at 20:45, most people living in Grindavík witnessed the first glow from the volcanic eruption. Luckily, no significant damage was reported, and the area remains a stunning and awe-inspiring sight.
At 2Go Iceland, we quickly responded to this incredible event, organizing the first private tour of the volcanic area just days after the eruption began. As the first company in Iceland to provide private tours to Fagradalsfjall Volcano, we're proud to offer a unique and safe experience led by knowledgeable guides, some of whom work with the Emergency Rescue Squad of Iceland (SAR).
Our local guides are mainly from the Grindavík area, where the volcano is located and will help you discover all the hidden gems along the way.
You'll witness the stunning beauty of Iceland's volcanic landscape up close and have the opportunity to take in the unique and beautiful surroundings of the Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark.
Don't miss your chance to witness the stunning beauty of the newest Meradalir volcano, located near the old crater from last year, with 2Go Iceland's private tours.
⚠️ We are currently only running tours to the Fagradalsfjall eruption site. Meradalir's latest eruption hike is a bit longer and unnecessary since we can see the smokey valley and huge crater from Fagradalsfjall.
⚠️ Fagradalsfjall volcano is still considered an active area, but no flowing lava will be visible since the latest eruption resumed last year.