Geldingadalur Volcano - Private Tour Day Excursion

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Iceland’s most recently active volcano

No matter how much reading or preparation you’ve done for your dream destination, there’s nothing that really substitutes a well-organized guided tour. But we know travelling in large groups of people is not everybody´s cup of tea. For those who prefer more time with their guide, a little more flexibility in the schedule and to enjoy the experience in their own company, our private tours are the perfect fit.

Volcanic Eruption in Geldingadalur

This first eruption in the Reykjanes Peninsula in about 800 years provides an unique opportunity to study the geologic mysteries of the region and is open for all to enjoy! After being shaken by months of increasingly disruptive earthquakes, including thousands in the past weeks, Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula is finally experiencing the volcanic eruption that many geologists suspected was on its way.

Reykjavik Excursions offers a guided tour to the volcanic eruption in Geldingadalur. The driver and guide will take the group to the start of the hiking route towards the volcano in Geldingadalur, where the group will hike towards the volcano. The hike will take approximately 1.5-2 hours each way and the trail is conveniently marked.

Don´t miss out on this once in a lifetime experience and witness the raw power of lava pouring out of the surface of the earth.

Check out this live stream of the Geldingadalur eruption from a local new weather station.

Please wear hiking shoes and bring crampons as conditions can be slippery.

Important information

Reykjavik Excursions will follow the recommendations of the Civil protection service and cancel the tour if circumstances at the eruption site are unsafe.

Please be aware of the public guidance for hikers visiting the site. For more information visit the Department of Civil Protection.

· Be aware that the weather can change quickly.

· Wear hiking shoes, warm and waterproof clothing.

· Assume that the journey may take longer than planned.

· Bring a packed lunch and water to drink.

· Keep an eye on your travel companions. Fatigue and hypothermia come quickly.

· Stick to hills and ridges. Avoid valleys and dells in the landscape.

· There is a risk of rock fall. Beware of steep slopes

· The telephone connection in the area is bad and it can therefore be difficult to call for help if needed.

· Eruption sites can change, and new eruption cracks may open on short notice.

· Gas pollution is strongest close to the area and can lurk in valleys and dells where it is particularly dangerous.

· Gas pollution can change on short notice if the eruption suddenly increases, and it is dangerous to be near the eruption sites without measuring instruments.

What´s Included

  • If you are booking less than 3 days in advance, please call our customer service centre
  • Guidance in in English, German or French (confirmed at booking)
  • This is a guided tour & hike

Please note:

  • The hike is about 1.5 hours, each way
  • Difficulty level: Moderate
  • Distance: 7 km
  • Elevation: 300 m
  • Hikers will have approximately 2 hours to view the volcanic eruption

Remember to dress according to weather and to bring food and drink.

Please wear hiking shoes and bring crampons as conditions can be slippery.