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Volcano Eruption Hike

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Reykjavík, Iceland
icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Discover the moon-like landscapes of Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula and the beautiful Blue Lagoon on this full-day trip from Rekyjavik. Head southwest by air-conditioned coach to ogle the Reykjanes’ otherworldly volcanic craters, hot springs and lava combs; and stop at the peninsula lighthouse for views of the area’s abundant birdlife. Later, relax at leisure at the Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s most iconic natural attraction. Bathe in the thermal waters or enjoy the spa treatments (additional cost) and finish with a transfer back to Reykjavik or Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport — your choice!
  • Reykjavik day trip to Reykjanes Peninsula and Blue Lagoon
  • See the lava combs and craters on the Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Admire the lighthouse and basalt cliffs on the peninsula's tip
  • At Blue Lagoon, relax in the geothermal waters or have a spa treatment
  • Hotel pickup; return to either your Reykjavik hotel or the Keflavik Airport
  • Visitor pass and entrance fees to the Blue Lagoon included
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Departure Point

Klettagarðar 4, 104, Reykjavík, Iceland

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Leave Reyjavik in the morning by air-conditioned coach and journey southwest to your first destination, the starkly beautiful Reykjanes Peninsula.
As you travel, enjoy the views of the lunar-like, barren landscapes and hear about the geology of Reykjanes from your guide. Learn how most of the peninsula is covered by lava fields and sprinkled with volcanic formations, black sand beaches and hot springs.
Stop to view mud springs, lava combs and craters, and see the ridge caused by the slowly diverging American and Eurasian tectonic plates that makes up some of the headland’s scenery. Continue to the lighthouse that keeps a solitary vigil at the peninsula's western tip. Hop out of your coach to admire the views from this remote spit of land and glimpse some of the area’s incredible birdlife.
Gaze out over Eldey, a bare rock island just off the coast that's home to one of the Atlantic Ocean’s largest colonies of gannets. Watch the waves crashing against the island’s basalt cliffs and look for the nesting gannets with pointers from your guide.

After taking in Rekyjanes’ scenery, continue to its most popular attraction — the Blue Lagoon. Surrounded by a black basalt plateau, this fairy tale-like, bath-warm thermal pool boasts a mix of rich mineral waters and seawater.
On arrival, enjoy several hours to relax, either bathing in the therapeutic waters or indulging in the various spa treatments (additional cost) on offer. If you choose the standard bathing experience, the visitor pass and entrance free is included in your tour cost.
After time to enjoy the lagoon, enjoy a transfer back to either Reykjavik or Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport — your choice — at your selected departure time from those available.
Please note: the Blue Lagoon will be closed from January 5-11, 2016.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Geldingadalur
On March 19, 2021, a small eruption started on the Reykjanes peninsula. Your guide will walk with you towards the eruption where you can see the lava flow with your own eyes. The 1.5-2 hour hike over uneven terrain might be tiring but it's worth it. There are several craters actively erupting, all in a row along the same magma fissure. Since the eruption first started, the molten lava has been slowly filling up the valleys surrounding the craters, completely changing the landscape. We will spend 2-3 hours at the eruption site allowing you plenty of time to explore the area. You will notice that in some places, the lava pools into vast lakes that spread out at the base of the craters, a layer of thin black crust forming on top as it cools. You may even get to see the lava flow in bright glowing rivers, or you may just want to sit and watch lava spurting from the craters and listen to the gentle crackling as it solidifies into newly formed rock.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Krysuvik
A geothermal area where you can take a walk between boiling mud pools and natural volcanic steam vents.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kleifarvatn Lake
See the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula and one of Iceland's deepest.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Iceland

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.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Volcano Eruption Hike?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Volcano Eruption Hike.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Volcano Eruption Hike?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Volcano Eruption Hike.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Volcano Eruption Hike?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Volcano Eruption Hike.

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star-5
Great tour, very off beaten path...
Jennifer H
, Sep 2016
Great tour, very off beaten path. Leaves lots of time at blue lagoon. Was nice to have entry included,
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This was one of my favorite excursions...
Carol L
, Aug 2016
This was one of my favorite excursions! The scenery and stops on the Reykjanes Peninsula were spectacular! Walking between the tectonic plates was an awesome experience! Our guide was great and very informative about all the areas we visited. The blue lagoon was very relaxing and a must to visit if you go Iceland. I read a lot of reviews that said it was very crowded, but it is so large it did not seem that crowded to anyone in our group. I highly recommend this tour, we all loved it!
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I like landscape, so the morning tour...
kattiekwok
, Jun 2016
I like landscape, so the morning tour is fantastic. Apart from landscape, I can see a lot of birds. For the afternoon tour to blue lagoon, they offered very flexible pick up time for leaving the place. To me, blue lagoon is too commercial. So I make use of the flexibility and leave early.
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Blue Lagoon is amazing and thoroughly...
MILLIGAN1
, Jun 2016
Blue Lagoon is amazing and thoroughly recommend. Shame that Gray line only booked 2 tickets rather than the 3 we paid for. Thankfully the wonderful staff at Blue Lagoon made sure we got in.
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The Blue Lagoon was fine, as I...
Marcelle
, Jun 2016
The Blue Lagoon was fine, as I expected, and the stop at the Continental Plates was enjoyable, but it took too much driving in boring scenery to get there. It does not take that long to grasp the impact of volcanic activity in Iceland. Just the drive from the airport will do that.
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The tour was alright, it was a...
Stefani S
, May 2016
The tour was alright, it was a beautiful day and I wish the guide would've let us spend more time at certain stops. We were given only 10 minutes at the bridge between to continents, which in my opinion was the coolest stop!! Could've definitely bypassed the ship dock and spent more time over there. We did get to see some neat landscapes, it was very relaxing. The Blue Lagoon made it all worth it, and we got massages which were incredible, I have never in my life been that relaxed before- I was on another level. We went straight to the airport so it was a very relaxing and nice way to end our adventure-filled trip.
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Was exactly as described - we went on a...
Evgenia F
, Sep 2015
Was exactly as described - we went on a rainy day but it was still quite a good tour. The driver/guide was very friendly and informative. Unless you are planning to have a spa treatment at the blue lagoon you really don't need much time there - plan to take the 3pm departure and then you can enjoy the evening in Reykjavik.
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Fantastic day out! Really knowledgeable...
Fern L
, Aug 2015
Fantastic day out! Really knowledgeable tour guide and the Blue Lagoon was amazing, along with the beautiful scenery on the Reykjanes Peninsula
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Not very scenic. Almost a waste of time...
Sonal M
, Aug 2015
Not very scenic. Almost a waste of time to a certain degree. The tour guide was informative and the Blue Lagoon was very good but the Reykjanes Peninsula was a little disappointing.
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A fantastic day! The guided tour was...
Phil P
, May 2015
A fantastic day! The guided tour was interesting and took us to some stunning places. The scenery is unlike anything we'd seen before. Then on to the Blue Lagoon, which is the most amazing place. It's fairly pricey, but well worth it. We also had massages, which I would highly recommend!!
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