Fagradalsfjall Volcano Eruption Site & Blue Lagoon Admission Tour

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Fascinating hike to Volcano eruption site followed by the Blue Lagoon

Price from 24,490 ISK
Price from 176 EUR
Price from 186 USD
Price from 149 GBP
Price from 1,347 RMB
Duration

Duration

10 hours

Highlights

Highlights

√ Fagradalsfjall Volcano √ Blue Lagoon Admisson
√ Hike in Geldingadalur √ Mossy covered lava fields √ Lake Kleifarvatn

Free Cancellation

Free Cancellation

Full refund 48hours before departure time

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Tour Description

Hike with one of our expert guides to the vast lava fields formed during the eruption of Fagradalsfjall Volcano where new lava flows into old and geothermal activity runs the scene! This is the site of the most recent active volcano in Iceland. Activity had diminshed in late 2021 but scientists are documenting increasing activity again in recent weeks. After we tour to the volcano and newly-formed mountains in Geldingadalir valley we close the day with a relaxing swim in the warm healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. Accessible eruption sites are rare in Iceland making this combo tour a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 

 

Itinerary

We start with our fast and efficient pick-up routine. Our driver-guide will come to collect you at either one of the designated stops in central Reykjavik or one of the pick-up stops scattered throughout the city. Once everyone is accounted for, we will hit the road to visit our first point of interest of the day.

 

Fagradalsfjall Volcano

A volcano eruption site and naturally warm healing waters is something that you don’t see every day and in this tour volcanic- and geothermal activity run the scene to make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The beautiful backcountry of Reykjanes Peninsula offers variated scenery, natural phenomena and places of stunning beauty and is only a short distance from Reykjavík! Being so close to the nature-surrounded capital Reykjavík, a tour to the volcano in Geldingadalir and gives you the great opportunity to visit a number of interesting places in a relaxed pace without much time spent on the road.

The Peninsula of Reykjanes is a true volcanic wonder hosting unique natural phenomenon’s: open rift zones, mossy covered lava-fields, geothermal fields, mountain lakes, fishing villages, and breathtaking coastal features. Reykjanes lies on one of the world’s major plate boundaries, the Mid Atlantic Ridge in between the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America, drifting apart from one another resulting in open fissures and volcanic activity.

 

Grindavík Fishing Village

The drive through the southern part of the peninsula is beautiful. Thick lava fields meet the Atlantic Ocean creating dramatic scenery all the way to Grindavík fishing village. Grindavík is one of Iceland’s main fishing harbors where everything turns around fishing. It’s the ultimate place to get into the Icelandic fishing culture and to have fresh fish lunch.

Grindavík is a beautiful Icelandic fishing town with one of the most active harbors in the country. The town’s population, 3300 people, bases its livelihood on fishing or fish-related industry. Grindavík provides about half of Iceland’s salt fish production.

 

Blue Lagoon

All the remarkable sites on the Reykjanes peninsula help you understand the powerful nature of Iceland and the creational beauty of the Blue Lagoon. If you have chosen to end the day in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon you are in for a treat. Only half an hour drive from the continental bridge is the unique blue lagoon hidden in an impressive black lava field.

The Blue Lagoon, known in Icelandic as Bláa Lónið, is a geothermal spa/resort located on the Reykjanes peninsula. The lagoon itself has been hailed as being one of the modern wonders of the world, growing massively in popularity since it started being used in 1976. The lagoon is manmade with the water being fed in through a local Geothermal water plant that supplied hot water to the nearby towns. In 1971 workers at the plant created the initial pool as a bathing and relaxation site. By 1981 locals were joining them leading to the eventual formation of the Blue Lagoon company in 1992 and the construction of the facilities that service the lagoons guests today.

Heading back to Reykjavík at the end of the day we drive through the charming fishing town Hafnarfjörður, known for silly jokes, Vikings and Elves.

General Information

Available

All year

Departures

08:00

Difficulty

Moderate

Group size

Flaxible

Minimum age

6 years old

Language

English

Included

√ Experienced guide for the tour and hike.
√ Hike to Fagradalsfjall Volcano
√ Blue Lagoon Comfort Admission
√ Silica mud mask
√ Use of a towel
√ Drink of your choice at the Blue Lagoon
√ Pick up and drop off from Reykjavík
√ Wi-fi on board
√ Parking and admission fees.
√ Headlamp

What you need to bring

. Warm first layer of clothing and a waterproof second layer.
. Comfortable hiking shoes.
. Water and snacks for the hike as the lunch stop is at 2 pm.
. Face mask is recommended to protect from ashes at the volcano.
. Swimsuit.
. Hiking poles are recommended, this can also be rented from Bustravel Iceland.

Important information

There is no food included on this tour but there will be a stop for lunch.
This tour involves hiking to and back from Fagradalsfjall volcano. The hike is about 8km total with elevation gain of around 300m. The hike is of moderate difficulty for a person of reasonable fitness
Volcanoes are a natural phenomenon and the level of volcanic activity at the site varies from day to day. Even if the volcano is not erupting during your visit, visiting the area is still fascinating.

Meeting Point

FAQ

What should I wear for volcano tours?

Weather in Iceland is very unpredictable. For tours during winter: warm clothing as first layer, waterproof outdoor jacket and pants, hiking boots with high ankle protection, a hat and gloves are ideal. For tours during summer, bringing a light rain jacket and pants is in most cases enough protection. Icelanders often say, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes”. Jeans are not recommended for outdoor trips as they become very heavy and cold when they get wet.

How difficult are volcano hikes?

Our tours are considered to be safe for anyone in good physical condition. You have to be able to walk for about 2 hours up and 2 hours back down on slopes and uneven surface. We have all the safety equipment necessary and you will be hiking with a professional and certified guide. If you have specific questions regarding one of our volcano tours, feel free to email us.

How does weather affect my tour?

Wind and rain are common in Iceland, in addition to snow in the winter, but we do not let challenging weather stop us from going out and enjoy nature. All we need to do is choose our clothing wisely, which is why we recommend wearing waterproof jacket and pants as the second layer. Of course, safety is our #1 priority, in case of extreme weather or road conditions, we will cancel our tours and do our best to reschedule your booking at a further date or provide a full refund.

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