Day trip

Reykjavík: Volcano Active Eruption Site and Reykjanes Tour

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland

Reykjavík: Volcano Active Eruption Site and Reykjanes Tour

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland
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From US$ 82.45 per person

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Hike along the new volcanic eruption at Merdalir and visit some of the other highlights in Reykjanes Peninsula Geopark like the Reykjanesviti Lighthouse, the bridge between continents, and more.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
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 Fagradalsfjall 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
Discover the beauty of volcanic landscapes in the Geldingadalur Valley on this day trip from Reykjavík. Travel by bus to Meradalir Volcano and go for a guided hike to see flowing lava. Capture photos at locations like Lake Kleifarvatn, Valhnúkamöl Boulder Ridge, and the Gunnuhver Hot Springs. Start with a pickup in Reykjavík before heading on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views. Stop by Lake Kleifarvatn to take in the black sand beach and surrounding mountains. Put on your high-quality hiking gear and set off towards Geldingadalur Valley to see live volcanic activity coming from the Meradalir Volcano. Please note that the hike is of moderate difficulty and takes 1.5-2 hours each way. Sit down to a delectable packed lunch on the hike where you can eat while gazing out over the lava flowing from the volcano. Drive by the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the volcanos have shaped the area which is covered by soft green lava moss. Continue to the Gunnuhver Hot Springs to breath in steam from the boiling waters. Make your way to the the oldest lighthouse in Iceland at Reykjanes Lighthouse. Admire the cliffs and sea stacks formed by the Atlantic Ocean at the Valhnúkamöl Boulder Ridge. Finally, see the Bridge Between Continents which crosses a rift between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Get a picture of you walking across the bridge before returning to Reykjavík.
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Headlamp (if required)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 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

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Meeting point

Pickup is from bus stop #12.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Packed lunch

Know before you go

  • The hike to the volcanic area is around 1.5-2 hours each way. It is not an easy hike but is doable for most people of reasonable fitness
  • Please dress appropriately for what can be challenging weather conditions. Jeans are not recommended
  • Pickup is offered from selected hotels, official bus stops in central Reykjavik, and 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 252 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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I absolutely loved it, it was the highlight of my trip. Hannes, our guide was very helpful and patient man. At the petrol station where all the buses meet, there was some confusion and we were waiting there for about an hour, however our guide did apologise for the delay.

August 17, 2022

Superb experience! Guides Omar and Kiara, both passionate about their land and geology, led us to the eruption. They heeded government advice by staying above poison gas level. We were able to observe the eruption from afar but in complete safety. Highly recommend coming with good hiking shoes as the beginning is quite steep. The rest of the afternoon was very interesting and allowed us to discover the rest of the Reykjanes peninsula (hot spot, cliffs, lighthouse...). Thank you for this experience.

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August 6, 2022

Great day by minibus around Reykjavik, the landscapes are magnificent with a great diversity of colors! I really liked this excursion, the hike around the site of the eruption of the volcano is superb, it allows you to take your time to observe and exercise yourself physically. The geothermal visit in the afternoon and the observation of the cliffs are also very beautiful. I really liked this excursion within the natural elements, it is much wilder than the Golden Circle, I recommend.

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June 12, 2022

Product ID: 398264