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BOOK THE BEST PRIVATE VOLCANO TOUR EXPERIENCE FROM REYKJAVIK
"Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike" is our streamlined tour from Reykjavik and is available with transfers included or can be met on location. This tour is a crowd-pleaser, favored by all, from spry seniors with average fitness to adventurous families looking to immerse their children in nature's grandeur.
The one-way hike can range from 45 minutes to slightly over an hour. This variation is based on individual pacing and stamina. The journey encompasses an elevation gain of roughly 300 meters (about 984 ft) over 8 km (approximately 4.9 miles). During our exploration of the volcanic region, we'll make occasional stops to capture photographs and appreciate the stunning scenery.
We equip you with walking poles for stability and crampons for winter conditions.
Visiting with a local guide is the best way to ensure an informative and safe volcano experience. Be prepared to witness the remnants of the 2021 Fagradalsfjall eruption - warmth that still clings to the earth, billowing smoke, and visible fumaroles around the crater.
Fully private experience at your own pace; nobody is rushing you during the tour.
A super fun local guide with tremendous stories about the eruption.
Custom pick up and possibly to re-arrange the pickup time.
Pick up from Keflavik Airport or drop off at the airport after the tour.
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INFORMATION ABOUT FAGRADALSFJALL VOLCANO HIKE
This is a hike that ranges from easy to moderate difficulty. The estimated duration of the hike is around 3 to 4 hours, depending on how fast you decide to go.
This option is highly favored and appropriate for all, including older adults with moderate fitness levels and families with kids.
Enjoy a completely private experience with only your family.
The trail leads to the 2021 eruption crater of Fagradalsfjall, approximately an hour's walk each way at an average pace.
We offer the option of pick-up or meeting us on location.
The guide will tailor the tour to your pace and preferences.
In case you require them, we offer hiking poles for your use.
If necessary, we offer crampons during the winter season.
Enjoy a complimentary tour if you book during a non-eruption period and an active eruption occurs during your stay.
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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.
⚠️ Tour Safety Assurance: In the event of an active volcanic eruption, our comprehensive safety and emergency protocol is immediately implemented. This involves our guides utilizing gas meters to assess air quality and assure your safety. Emergency masks are also readily available if the situation demands. We stay constantly vigilant of the safety guidelines issued by the SAAR team (Iceland's Search, Rescue & Injury Prevention Association) and local authorities. Your well-being is our utmost priority."