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Active Volcano Hike Tour from Reykjavik

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Active Volcano Hike Tour from Reykjavik

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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Crampons (if needed)
WiFi on board
Dinner

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
PICK UP INSTRUCTIONS - IMPORTANT!

Pick up starts at either 8am or 6pm depending upon your choice of departure.
PICK UP WINDOW! Please allow us 30 mins to complete all pick ups! We have multiple pick ups, and cannot be in more than one place at the same time.
If we have not reached you by 30 minutes past then call the number provided, not before.

CHOOSING A PICK UP LOCATION - IMPORTANT!
Please select a hotel or bus stop close to your accommodation from the drop down list.
Most inner city hotels are unavailable due to local law. If your hotel is not listed choose a bus stop. There are various bus stops around the city. When choosing pick up from the drop down menu look under "ports". Please check voucher for the website.
YOU MUST SELECT A SPECIFIC BUS STOP. WE DO NOT GO TO ALL BUS STOPS!
Bus stops we use are numbers:
#1, #5, #6, #6,10 & #12
Again, you must choose a specific bus stop. We will not stop at a bus stop if we believe nobody is there waiting.

Pick ups at individual addresses like airbnb's at random locations are not possible.
You must also choose a specific pick up point close to your accommodation.



Ports

  • Bus Stop #1 Ráðhús City Hall, Vonarstræti 10, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Bus Stop #6 - Safnahúsið The Culture House, Ingólfsstræti 1, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Bus stop #10 Hlemmur Square, Laugavegur, Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Bus Stop #12 Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 6, Reykjavík, Iceland
  • BSÍ Parking, 43Q7+9M7, Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Skarfabakki Harbour, 544P+F35, Reykjavík, Iceland


  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Glaciers and Waterfalls ehf

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


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Traveler Tips


  • "Summer Tips: as you climb, it gets colder, damper, and windier so bring layers, preferably warm windbreakers or rain jacket/pants." See review
  • "Tours are based on circumstances and can be moved/changed at anytime." See review

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Once in a lifetime
Jose_B
, Sep 2021
Our guide was awesome. Pick up was smooth and just 45 min later we were at the base of the volcano. When we reached the top after a short hike a new fissure erupted and 1000’s of tons of lava started flowing towards us. It was incredible though I know for a fact we got VERY lucky. Guide said that he had been searching for anything orange for months. Even without our luck it still would have been worth it.
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Excellent
Rick_S
, Sep 2021
Pedro did a great job. Would definitely recommend this tour. Pedro did a great job also finding is at the Grandi Hotel. Thank so much.
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Highly recommend this hike and Lorenzo
Veronique_C
, Sep 2021
Lorenzo was a great guide and offered interesting observations about the volcano’s recent activity. The hike was great despite the weather and we will never forget the experience. It was fantastic.
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Good outdoor adventure
Stuart_H
, Sep 2021
The hike was long / hard, but not so bad that I wanted to turn around. The guide was very nice and was helpful with questions.
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Once in a lifetime
Angela_H
, Sep 2021
The weather was harsh but made the achievement of reaching the top even more exiting. The volcano had erupted the evening before so the view at the top with the lava flowing out was breathtaking.
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Great experience
Sarah
, Sep 2021
While the volcano was not active, it was still totally worth it. Beautiful surroundings and a walk on a lava field will be memorable for some time. James was a great guide with much knowledge about the volcano and the surrounding area. He kept a good pace, but was not pushy, gave time for pictures, helped take pictures, etc. Provided headlamps to make it back down the "mountain", as it was an evening hike. Would recommend taking a hiking pole as it was not provided
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DO IT!
hannarubenHanna
, Sep 2021
James was a great host: funny, knew his facts and lived to the expectations (and a little extra). Would definitely recommend to take this trip! 6PM is great as you walk up in the light but back in the dark.
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Hiking
Rita_L
, Sep 2021
When I booked, it said "if you can walk for 3 hours you are good for this trip". Problem is this trip was a 3 hours hike up and down the mountains that extended about 5 miles. Being 5 feet tall it was not a WALK but a JOG for 3 hours. I had to quit midway and go back by myself.
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Active Fagradalsfjall volcano - must see!
Aparna_S
, Sep 2021
8/31/2021 Our guide/driver picked us up on time at bus stop 6 in Reykjavik. He was an older fellow who was an authentic Icelandic mountain man. He was pleasant and was careful to not park in the muddy areas at entrance C. Fortunately, it did not rain on us even though the low clouds looked heavy. We started our hike towards the active volcano, Fagradalsfjall volcano at an easy pace. It was nice that our guide wore neon yellow so we could spot him. He told us that if we could not keep up the pace, that we could hike slowly or turn back to the bus. I lagged behind most of the time as I have short legs and I am a slow hiker. The first part of the hike was easy. And we could easily see the lava field that was black and still smoking. The base of the first mountain was very steep. This was a tough challenge. But since I took it slow and zig-zagged across the mountain I got to the top and found field of broken rocks and more hills/mountains to climb! But I could get a glimpse of the active Fagradalsfjall volcano with slight red glow of lava. We continued on to get as close as possible to the volcano. I learned just a few days before that the volcano appeared to be less active. But the night before our hike, someone said that the volcano was active again. So we were hopeful we would see more. And we were not disappointed! As we got closer to the volcano we saw more activity and the volcano top changing before our eyes more red streams emerged. And we could smell it! At the time we were leaving we could see a new stream of red lava appeared spouting high from the side! The hike back was easier as it was mostly down hill… which was not without its challenges of loose sharp rocks. Good hiking shoes are highly recommended. Great adventure!! Must do if you can!
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Amazing views
Holly
, Sep 2021
Amazing experience with tour guide James. We walked at our own pace and he would check up on slower hikers. Would highly recommend if you like hiking up hills and great views.
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