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Fagradalsfjall Hike

volcanic eruption in Iceland

Private tours to Fagradalsfjall  

From $150 USD per adult

UPDATE

More craters opened around the main eruption site, with a total of 6.

 

Join our private tours to Fagradalsfjall volcanic eruption and witness this unique event. 

 

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A man at Fagradalsfjall volcanic eruptio

A volcanic eruption has started in Reykjanes Peninsula after more than 50,000 earthquakes registered since the beginning of 2021. The eruption site is located in a valley called Geldingadalur, besides Mt. Fagradalsfjall.

The eruption was registered north-east of the coastal town of Grindavík, a town just 25,4 km (157 miles) from Keflavik International Airport. It’s been 800 years since the last eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The magma flows from a depth of 17-20 km (10-12 mi) and is of a more primitive sort than we´ve seen before. This type of eruption hardly occurred since the end of the Ice Age.

 

This is a great opportunity for lava lovers to explore the eruption from below and above.

HIKING GELDINDADALUR VOLCANIC ERUPTION TOUR

about 5 to 6 hours

Pick from Keflavik or Reykjavík 

Easy to moderate

COVID-19 health measures

Meet on-site or transfers

Minimum of 2 persons

Tour highlights: This is a private hiking tour to the Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption.

 

We start by driving from your pick-up location to the starting point or meet at a set location. While hiking, your tour guide will offer you an overview of the area and other important geological information from Reykjanes Peninsula. After arriving at the eruption site, we will have some time for pictures and snacks. We return through the same path or different path after this astounding adventure. 

The hiking distance is 7km (4.3 miles), with each way about 3,5 km (2.1 miles). The hike is moderate and includes parts of the path with some elevated hills. The prominence is 343m (1125ft) after 1.30 hrs.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Please note that good health is required for this hike; otherwise, we recommend doing the helicopter tour

  • This is a private tour, and a minimum of 2 travelers is necessary. For one person or a group with a maximum of 8 travelers, the best is to contact us for group offers. 

  • The walking distance and length of the tour may change due to restrictions or weather conditions. 

  • Remember to follow all the updated information closely from the COVID-19 official page in Iceland.

  • PLEASE NOTE: If you have a vaccination certificate or certificate of prior infection, the current rules are not required to quarantine after arrival. But, in all cases, you need to wait for the result of the test at your place of stay, meaning that you cannot assist in any activity or tours where other persons can be exposed. Please respect this rule, as it keeps us safeCheck more information here.

Volcanic Eruption at Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes peninsula.

Hiking trail to the eruption site Gerdingadalur.

CHECK OUR PICTURES FROM THE VOLCANIC ERUPTION GELDINGADALUR

COMBINATIONS

 

Blue Lagoon Retreat Spa

Mountain Bike

Horse Riding

Lava Cave Experience

Helicopter Tour

Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

HIKING GEAR ESSENTIALS

 

Windbreaker jacket

Thermal base layer

Hiking footwear

Walking sticks

Gloves, beanie, or hat

INCLUSIONS

 

Pick up or meet on site

Certified Tour guide

Icelandic water

Light Snacks

and fantastic pictures!

WE RECOMMEND

This is a perfect activity to watch the eruption from above, in a shorter time

and with a luxurious feeling.

45 to 60 minutes tour including 15 minutes on site after landing.

This activity is based on weather conditions.

From:

$359 USD

BLUE LAGOON

A great option to deep and relax in the warm silica water at the Blue Lagoon after a hike to the eruption site.

  • Comfort entrance from $61

  • Premium from $68

  • Retreat Luxury Spa from $372

Blue Lagoon needs to be booked in advance.

From:

$61 USD

Disclaimer: The possibility to approach the new volcanic eruption site at Fagradalsfall depends on the Icelandic Civil authorities, Meteorological Office, and local police. Please contact us for updates and confirmations.

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