Volcano hike to the Reykjanes eruption sites

Our Afternoon and Evening Active Volcano tours from Reykjavík Iceland take you to recent eruption sites of Fagradalsfjall and Meradalir in Geldingalur Valley. You will witness the vast scale of the changes these eruptions have made to the landscape.

The 2021 eruption lasted many months while the 2022 and 2023 eruptions petered out after several weeks. The area is still very active and fascinating, being the place for 3 eruptions within 3 years!

During your exploration, you have the opportunity to learn about all the eruptions that have occurred on the Reykjanes Peninsula since 2021. Your guide will point out areas of interest, including the possibility of seeing the latest Sundhnúkur eruption, which began on December 18th 2023 and subsided 3 days later. You will also learn about previous eruptions at FagradalsfjallMeradalir, and Litli Hrutur, weather and safety conditions permitting.

Please note that the flow of new lava has ceased for the time being. The area is still fascinating and well worth a visit.


We join the hiking trail around the lava field remnants of the 2021 Fagradalsfjall eruption. The hike takes around 2 hours each way and is considered difficult/challenging. The hiking trail is flat for much of the way, with a few steep sections.
The final approach is the most difficult section. We go as close to the most recent volcano as possible. How close depends on many factors, including weather conditions.

To witness new land being created is simply magical and we hope to share this wonderful experience with you.
The 2021 eruption lasted many months while the 2022 and 2023 eruptions petered out after just a few weeks. Visiting a newly shaped volcanic landscape is a once in a lifetime experience, book your ticket now!



Tour details


  • Mossy-covered lava fields
  • Pass by Fagradalsfjall Volcano & Meradalir Volcano
  • Solidifying lava
  • Hike in Geldingadalur Valley
  • Drive along Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Seltún Hot Springs (we may skip this stop if the hike overruns)


Important information


  • The hike to the volcano is rated hard/challenging for a reasonably fit person.
  • The hike can take up to 2 hours each way.
  • Volcanoes are a natural phenomenon and the level of volcanic activity at the site varies daily. Even if the volcano is not erupting during your visit, visiting the area is still fascinating.
  • The duration of the tour is approx. 8 hours.
  • There is no food included on this tour, so we recommend you bring a packed dinner/snacks and water.
  • Minimum age is 12 years old.

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before event

What’s included

  • Experienced guide
  • Wi-fi on board
  • Hike to the new eruption site
  • Headlamps on the evening tour departure


What’s excluded


  • Meals & drinks


What do I need to bring


  • It is essential that you dressed properly for this hike. A thermal base layer and waterproof outer layer are recommended. Jeans are not advisable as if it rains they will stay wait for hours and you risk hypothermia.
  • Good sturdy walking shoes, preferably with ankle support.
  • Wool/fleece headwear and gloves
  • Water & snacks
  • Hiking poles are recommended but not mandatory. This can also be rented from BusTravel Iceland.
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