volcanic eruption in Iceland
Private tours to Fagradalsfjall
From $150 USD per adult
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
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.
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 safe. Check 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
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.