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Full-Day Guided Hike of Reykjanes & Volcanic Eruption Sites with Round-Trip Transfers

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On this guided day trip, explore the Reykjanes Peninsula's top geothermal sites including the not-to-be-missed Fagradalsfjall and Meradlir volcanoes.

Highlights

  • Discover the impact of volcanic eruptions on the landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula on this expert-guided tour, complete with transfers.

  • Hike to some of the world's rarely-accessible volcano eruption sites – the famed Fagradalsfjall and Meradlir areas.

  • Soak up the mysterious atmosphere of the highly active geothermal hot springs of Gunnuhver, home to Iceland’s largest mud pool.

  • Visit the historic Reykjanesviti lighthouse and the Bridge between Continents, the mid-point between American and European continental plates.

  • Fun Fact: Kleifarvatn Lake is the largest lake on the Reykjanes Peninsula and its black-sand beaches are a sight to behold.

Inclusions

  • Full-day hike to Reykjanes, Fagradalsfjall & Meradalir volcanoes

  • Round-trip transfers

  • Expert English-speaking guide

  • Wi-Fi onboard the bus

  • Parking & admission fees

  • Headlamp

Exclusions

  • Hiking poles (rental available)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Visit the Volcanic Eruption Site of Meradlir

A volcanic eruption site in Iceland is rarely accessible which is why a visit to Meradlir Volcano is a must on the itinerary. As you hike to the eruption site, your guide will take you to a panoramic viewpoint from where you can see the freshly formed lava fields down the valley. These fields serve as beautiful examples of how a volcano's eruption can drastically alter the surrounding environment.

Explore the Centerpiece of UNESCO Global GeoPark

As you visit the protected geothermal area of the Gunnuhver hot springs, you will see steam vents and mud pools dotting the landscape. Here, you will be taken on a tour of Iceland’s largest mud pool, where sulphuric steam lingers over the area.

Visit Iceland’s Oldest Lighthouse

Located on the Bæjarfell hill, surrounded by the tranquil and incorrupt Black Lava beach, the Reykjanesviti lighthouse has guided ships on the peninsula for over a century. Here, you can see the Valhnkamöl boulder ridge, sea cliffs, sea stacks, and skerries, which serve as a haven for seabirds to lay their eggs.

Arrive at the Intersection of 2 Continents

On the last leg of the guided tour, arrive at a bridge that connects the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia and is the root cause of all the natural marvels that you see in the region.

Itinerary

Pick-up from meeting point – Lake Kleifarvatn (only if time permits) – Seltun Geothermal area (only if time permits) – Fagradalsfjall –Meradalir – Gunnuhver hot springs – Reykjanesviti Lighthouse –

Bridge between Continents – Return to meeting point

Important Information

  • It takes 1.5 to 2-hrs to trek to the volcano, and it is a moderately challenging hike.

  • The operator reserves the right to alter the itinerary depending on the day's conditions.

  • The duration of the tour can overrun due to conditions on the volcano trail.

  • As volcanic activity is a natural phenomenon, during the hike, active eruptions can't be promised.

Dress Code

  • It's advisable to wear a warm first layer of clothing and a waterproof second layer.

  • Avoid wearing jeans as, if it rains, they'll stay wet for hours and can cause hypothermia.

  • Wear good sturdy walking shoes or boots, preferably with good ankle support.

  • Bring along water and snacks

Restrictions

  • This tour is not suitable for guests with mobility difficulties.

Timings

Daily 8am onwards

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

  • Wait outside the pick-up point as the guides will not go into lobbies or stores to look for you.

Pick-Up Point

  • This tour includes pick-up facility from Þórunnartún 6.

  • Address: Þórunnartún 6, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland.

Get Directions to the Pick-Up Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Höfðatorg. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board buses 4,12,16 to get you there.

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