Reykjavík: Erupting Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Tour

4.7 / 5

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Reykjavík: Erupting Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Tour

From $78.75 per person

Hike to an erupting volcano in Geldingadalir valley, visit the Bridge Between Continents, see the majestic Reykjanesviti Lighthouse, witness the beauty of Lake Kleifarvatn, and admire Gunnuhver Hot Springs on this once in a lifetime tour from Reykjavík.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from selected hotels, official bus stops in central Reykjavik, and from the cruise port. Please contact the local partner to confirm pickup details after booking.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Lake Kleifarvatn's black basalt beach with underwater hot springs and viewpoint overlooking the mountains
  • Hike to the Geldingadalur Valley erupting volcano where the surrounding green lava moss and rocks meet flowing lava
  • Witness bubbling mud pots and hissing steam vents at Gunnuhver Hot Springs
  • Breathe in the fresh Atlantic Ocean air at the photogenic Reykjanesviti Lighthouse with surrounding boulder ridges, sea-stacks, and cliffs
  • Walk from the Eurasian to the American tectonic plate at The Bridge Between Continents, a 15 meter footbridge spanning a gaping rift
Full description
Iceland's Geldingadalur Valley now has multiple craters erupting for the first time in 7000 years. Start with pickup in Reykjavík before heading on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views. The first stop is Lake Kleifarvatn, where you will enjoy scenes of the black beach and surrounding mountains. Next, get your hiking gear on and hike towards Geldingadalur Valley to see live volcanic activity. You will be able to enjoy your packed lunch on the hike while seeing lava flowing from the volcano. After, drive by the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the volcanos of the past have created land formations now covered by soft green lava moss. You'll then get to see and feel the Gunnuhver Hot Springs, where boiling waters and steam will reignite your senses. Only a 5-minute drive from there, you'll stop by the photogenic Reykjanes Lighthouse and the Valhnúkamöl Boulder Ridge to admire the cliffs and sea stacks formed by the Atlantic Ocean. The last stop before heading back to Reykjavík is the Bridge Between Continents where earthquakes have made a rift between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. It's a fun photo opportunity and a chance to walk between the continents.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Designated pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (please bring a packed lunch)
  • Crampons and hiking poles
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Hiking shoes
    • Water
    • Packed lunch

    Know before you go

    •  The hike to the volcanic area is around one hour each way.
    •  Pickup is offered from selected hotels, official bus stops in central Reykjavik, and from the cruise port. For this, please indicate which cruise port you will be arriving at.
    •  Due to city regulations, parts of the city center are not accessible by bus, therefore, you will be redirected to special bus stops if you are staying in these areas.
    • Please contact the local partner directly after booking in order to confirm your exact meeting point.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 15 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
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    The Ice Man wa a terrific guide. Hike is a bit more challenging than expected. Bring poles. Lunch is available to purchase at a restaurant, so no need to bring one if you don’t want to. Maybe just snacks.

    July 21, 2021

    Great tour guide "Iceman" very knowledgeable, good job keeping track of all in the group, good lunch stop bests fish (cod) and chips. Hike up and down mountain to volcano veiwing area is not for the faint hearted

    July 20, 2021

    Very good guide! Nice varied outing.

    July 19, 2021

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