Volcanic Eruption Hike & Reykjanes Peninsula Tour
This brand new tour of the Geldingadalsgos volcano site is something we've been waiting for since the day we opened. This is your chance to see a real life erupting volcano with an expert guide on our volcanic eruption hike! Need I say more? Well actually, the Reykjanes Peninsula where the volcano is situated, is filled with other exciting stops too. This semi-private tour is a great introduction to Iceland's volcanic landscapes, right on Reykjavík's doorstep.
The unique geology and landscapes are a result of the separating tectonic plates that are pulling it apart. Today you will explore the most fascinating sights in this geological hotspot, which is included in the UNESCO Global Geopark. With that said, the trip will inevitably focus on the volcanic eruption hike which accounts for more than half the day. However, there are so many places to see too!
On this wonderful full day trip we'll also stop off at the Reykjanesviti lighthouse & seacliffs, the ever erupting Gunnuhver geyser, Grindavík fishing village and then the Krýsuvík mud pots and geothermal rivers if we have time after the volcanic eruption hike.
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What is included
Volcanic eruption hike with a private guide, pickup and drop-offs, transportation with a small group and an English speaking guide.
As with all our trips, be sure to bring along waterproof jackets and pants for the unpredictable Icelandic weather. Waterproof jackets and pants are available to hire. Make sure to order in the booking process or contact directly.
This is categorised as a moderate difficulty trip based on the distance and terrain walked on the volcanic eruption hike. The hike is a total of 8km with mostly flat ground until close to the volcano. Then there is a short but relatively steep section that is well marked out and safe to walk on. With that said, you should have full mobility of your ankles and knees and be able to walk similar distances without support.
Comfortable hiking shoes are necessary, preferably with ankle support above the ankle bone.
Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, even on a sunny day in case the weather changes. Layers are a good idea as you will likely get warm on the hike and then cool down when standing around at the volcano site.
Hiking boots and waterproofs are available to hire upon request.