Hvolsvöllur
Volcano Activities

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Hvolsvöllur Volcano Activities

  • South Coast Classic: Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

    1. South Coast Classic: Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

    On this 11-hour tour you’ll follow the coastline from Reykjavík into the volcanic and glaciated wonderland that is Iceland's south coast. Walk behind the thundering veil of spray at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and take in the incredible views from the top of the Skógafoss waterfall. Your tour begins with a drive through lava fields, passing by the active Hengill volcano, and then down to rich coastal farmlands. On clear days you’ll be able to see the Hekla volcano, and in the distance the glacier-capped Eyjafjallajökull volcano rises majestically above the coastal mountains. Just a few kilometers off the coastline and easily visible are the volcanic Westman Islands, an archipelago of around 15 small islands, only one of which is inhabited. The first stop is at the Sólheimajökull glacier, which is every photographer’s dream. Next on the itinerary is the Reynisfjara black sand beach. S...

    We had an amazing time during this tour! Our guide (BG - sorry if misspelled) was absolutely helpful and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour!

  • South Shore Adventure Tour from Reykjavík

    2. South Shore Adventure Tour from Reykjavík

    This full-day coach tour of Iceland’s stunning South Shore from Reykjavik is ideal for nature lovers, as you will drive through one of the country's most scenic regions, reaching as far as Vík, surrounded by high cliffs that attract an abundance of birdlife. Departing from Reykjavik, you will drive to the gorgeous Seljarlandsfoss Waterfall, unique in the fact that you can walk behind it through to the other side. Continue to the majestic, and much photographed, Skógafoss Waterfall. Located on the former coastline of Iceland before it receded seward, the 200-foot (60-meter) drop is one of the biggest in the country. Continue through the glacial landscape of Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, where the icecap covers the active Katla volcano. Drive along the black sand coastline, where the beaches are formed out of black basalt, and see the impressive Reynisdrangar rock formations near Vík, the south...

    The excursion was very good. All the places we visited were beautiful and interesting. We really liked our guide, Gus, who told us a lot of interesting facts about the places we visited, as well as about Iceland's history and landscape. The only minus was that we did not have much time at each attraction (30 to 40 minutes each).

  • Volcano Movie - Latest Eruption In Highest Available Quality

    3. Volcano Movie - Latest Eruption In Highest Available Quality

    The movie starts with an historic overview of eruptions in Iceland and then goes through the latest eruptions in Iceland. Only footage in the highest possible quality is used, shot in 4K or better. There is no voice over - only video and sound, presenting a story that will leave you breathless due to the forces of Icelandic nature. The movie starts with a short overview of the eruptions in Iceland, starting with the Katla eruption in 1918, Hekla in 1947, Askja in 1961, Surtsey in 1963, the Westman Islands in 1973, Krafla in 1975, and many more. Finally, you will learn about 2010 and the Fimmvörðuháls eruption followed by Ejafjallajökull that blocked all air traffic. You will also find out about the Grímsvötn eruption in 2011 and Holuhraun in 2014-2015. You will leave with a better understandign of the magnitude of these eruptions and and what effects it has on the inhabitants of this r...

Other Sightseeing Options in Hvolsvöllur

Want to discover all there is to do in Hvolsvöllur? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Hvolsvöllur

Our guide BG was amazing. You're lucky if you get him! He was full of cheeky, witty jokes, and he is extremely knowledgeable and insightful. To be honest, I was feeling under the weather. Everyone else in the trip was pretty hyped about everything and so BG was keeping up with their energy. But when he spoke to me, he matched my energy, and treated me kindly with respect. What a great guy! The trip itself was amazing too. We got very wet at the locations, from waterfalls to the black beach. So be prepared for that! It was truly awesome and inspiring. Highly recommend!

Very varied tour, thanks to the audio guide in the bus, also very suitable for non-English speaking guests, we were lucky that our guide even spoke German. The stays at the individual stations were chosen not to be too short, so that it was not hectic.

Hi! That was better than I expected. Big thanks to our guide for taking such excellent care of a group and being super helpful. The route itself is definitely must see. The best part of it were black sand beach, waterfalls

We had an amazing time during this tour! Our guide (BG - sorry if misspelled) was absolutely helpful and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour!

Easy to book. Comfortable bus. The guide was knowledgeable and had good stories.