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Golden Circle

Private Volcano Hike

Starting in Reykjavik, this tour of around 8 hours takes you to the erupting volcano in Geldingadalur valley and around the stunning Reykjanes Peninsula

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Iceland is currently experiencing a volcanic eruption, which only occur once every few decades. This time, we are lucky that the eruption is in a valley called Geldingadalur, which is close enough to Reykjavik to make it easily accessible on a day tour from the city. During this day tour, you can enjoy the opportunity to witness rare geological activity and stunning lava flows.  

Experience the raw power of mother-nature as you see lava spewing from the volcano and amazing glowing rivers of molten rock which will cool and harden to create entirely new landscapes. The Geldingadalur eruption started in mid March 2021 and prior to this there had been no eruptions in the area for around 6,000 years. 


Starting with pickup in Reykjavík we head west on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views along the Reykjanes Peninsula.  The first stop is Lake Kleifarvatn, where you see dark volcanic landscapes black beaches, old lava flows and surrounding mountains all formed by volcanic activity in the past.


A little further along the south coast of the peninsula, the tour stops at the beautiful geothermal area of Krýsuvík which sports solfataras, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs, an area of extreme high temperature geothermal activity.


Next we head to the starting point for our hike to see the erupting volcano, so after getting our hiking gear on we trek towards Geldingadalur Valley to see the erupting cone and lava flows. We recommend bringing a food and a drink to refuel during this hike, which ends with a wonderful spot to rest and enjoy the view after conquering this magnificent terrain. 

Please note:  Suitable outdoor clothing is essential for the hike. The eruption is taking place in a very open, barren landscape and can experience cold, wet or windy conditions, even when things are fine in Reykjavik.  Therefore, outdoor clothing is important and good sturdy footwear, preferably walking boots are important, as the hiking route is over rough, rocky ground.


We then take you to see and feel the Gunnuhver Hot Springs, where boiling waters and steam ignite your senses and then on to the photogenic Reykjanesviti Light House.  


Our last stop of the day before heading back to Reykjavík is the bridge between the two continental plates of America and Eurasia, where you can walk from one plate to the other and have a fun photo opportunity.

Key Tour Details



max. 4 person

fully electric

doorstep pick-up

available all-year

Lake Kleifarvatn
Krýsuvik Geothermal Area
Geldingadalur Eruption Site
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
Bridge between America and Eurasia
Entrance Fee's for national parks
Food; if not stated otherwise
Admission tickets

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