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From Reykjavik: Advanced Meladalur Volcano Tour

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Activity provider: David The Guide Iceland

From Reykjavik: Advanced Meladalur Volcano Tour

Activity provider: David The Guide Iceland
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See the erupting volcano with a local guide on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Go on a hike past unbelievable landscapes to flaming craters and fissures.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
We will pick you up at the closest bus stop or your hotel. Please be ready at least 10 minutes before pickup.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Fagradalsfjall Volcano
  • Meladalur
  • Lava
Full description

Set off on a thrilling trip to the currently erupting volcano with a friendly, local guide. Conducted both in the morning and in the evening, this essential tour is easy to fit into the schedule of a busy traveler to Iceland.

This tour begins when you are picked up from your Reykjavik hotel at a time more convenient for you (unless you elect to meet the operator on location). Greet your experienced guide and the rest of your group.

This area is renowned for its dramatic lava landscapes, with conic volcanoes, fields of jagged basalt, geothermal areas, and geological marvels.

Arrive at the parking area for the hike to the volcano. Your guide will dress you in the necessary equipment before leading you to where one of the world’s most breathtaking sites awaits.

Nothing compares to the majesty of an erupting volcano. Flaming craters and fissures, gleaming rivers of molten rock, and a glowing field of lava make the time you will spend here unforgettable. Be sure to bring a drone or camera to capture this phenomenal event. This hike is rated DIFFICULT. Not suggested for novice hikers or anyone with mobility issues. Day pack of jacket, water and food and proper hiking shoes are required. After enjoying this incredible site, you’ll head back to Reykjavik with some once-in-a-lifetime memories. Take this opportunity to witness the currently erupting volcano.

  • Pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Private Transportation
  • Private Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Food and drinks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • It is recommended you wear layers for the weather, as it can be windy at the volcano. Also, the terrain is rocky, so please wear good hiking shoes
  • This hike can take up to 5 hours and is rated challenging; it is not suggested for kids
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

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Very nice hike. We didn't got to the Caldera cause the other travellers were not into walking that much (also the volcano was not active) but the guide took us to see some other interesting stuff so it was nice. Also the Guide was amazing, she even gave us some chocolate on the trip and was cheerful and high energy. Very recommended.

May 28, 2022

July 1, 2022

Amazing hike! Our guide Agnes was wonderful - knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend!

June 30, 2022

Product ID: 415113