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Geldingadalir Eruption and Reykjanes Full-Day Volcanic Tour

Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get up close to an erupting volcano and witness its raw power on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Hike across the lava fields in the Geldingadalir Valley, until you find the spewing cone of Fagradalsfjall, with your guide taking you as close as possible to the flowing lava. Then, take a driving tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula to see other landmarks like the Bridge Between Continents.
  • Upgrade your tour to include entrance to the Blue Lagoon
  • A small group means more attention from your guide
  • Stay connected between stops with onboard Wi-Fi
  • Learn about Iceland’s geology while you explore

What's Included

  • Professional English-speaking driver/guide (guide will be with the group during all stops)
  • Transport for the whole tour in a minibus
  • Free Wi-Fi on board & USB chargers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided Active Volcano Hike
  • Comfort Blue Lagoon Admission SPA (if option "Tour with Blue Lagoon admission" is chosen)
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup point

  • Skarfabakki Harbour
    544P+F35, 104 Reykjavík, Iceland

Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

Pick up starts at 8:30 and usually takes around 30 minutes. If hotel is located in the area closed for the commercial traffic guest will be notified about the designated meeting point within 24 hours after booking is made

What To Expect

Geothermal Area Krysuvik

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


2 hours Admission Ticket Free


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Reykjanes Lighthouse

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Gunnuhver Hot Springs

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bridge Between Continents

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Blue Lagoon

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

The weather at the top of the mountain was FRIGID but the view of the eruption was 100% worth it.


47 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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High winds but amazing!
Benjamin_B, Sep 2022
We had very high winds so unfortunately part of our volcano hike was cut short but I was so happy that the tour still happened and wasn’t cancelled due to weather. Our guide was great. Lunch was at a cute restaurant in a fishing village. The scenery was remarkable.
Fantastic Tour
Hilario_S, Nov 2021
We had so much fun with the tour because of our tour guide Baldur, he is very friendly and kind. The best tour guide!!!
Baldur our guide was great!
Anselmo_E, Nov 2021
Baldur our driver & guide was excellent! He took us to so many interesting stops on this tour. Pools, fish & chips lunch, tectonic plates, encouraged us to hike up the mountain & deopped us off right in front of our airbnb. Most interrsting stops!! We enjoyed this trip so much.
Volcano? Yes please!
Jenny_G, Nov 2021
Wow, just wow! Visiting a volcano was a bucket list item for me and the lava fields were amazing. We hiked up the mountain and got some great views. Oddi was a fabulous guide who had some great humor and told us a lot of things about Iceland. The Reykanes had stunning coastal views. We did the blue lagoon add on and it was totally worth it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Trip on 31 Oct 2021
Rizwan_A, Nov 2021
Baldur was an amazing tour guide who passionately spoke about his native country of Iceland. He was very knowledgable about all stops made on our itinerary. In addition we as a tour group were able to see additional places along the way that baldur used to visit in his childhood. One of the best tours I’ve had in Iceland, value for money indeed! The hike to the volcano was a highlight, be sure to dress warm and in waterproof clothing!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Dear guest, thank you very much for all your kind words about your tour and your guide, we really appreciate this. Great to hear you enjoyed exploring the beautiful area in the Reykjanes peninsula. We hope to see you another time here in Iceland.
Hike & Relax
Amanda_K, Oct 2021
Our guide, Eddie, was fantastic. He was a great source of geological information throughout the tour. Hiking the volcano was a thrill and was only made better by the 2 hour relaxing trip to the blue lagoon. We also had an absolutely delicious fish & chips meal for lunch. Thanks Eddie!!
Many Stops to See the Sights
Kimberly_H, Oct 2021
The various stops to see the scenery and the Blue Lagoon. It was rainy quite a bit, but we’re able to see everything.
Cold but wonderful day.
Mandie_M, Oct 2021
The blue lagoon at the end of a cold day was fantastic. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and fun.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Dear guests, great to hear you enjoyed exploring the wonders of the Reykjanes peninsula and the relaxing end at the Blue Lagoon.
So cool
Renata_R, Oct 2021
It was a great experience, Baldur was my guide and he was very helpful, open to talk and funny, I recommend it!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hi, thank you for your very positive review, great to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Thank you for recommending it to other travellers.
Truly fantastic, would highly recommend!
Michelle_D, Sep 2021
David is my hero for being a very fun tour guide, and I got lucky to have a really energetic and engaging group of people on this tour! I didn't get to see active lava flow from the volcano but that didn't quite matter - it wasn't the easiest hike for sure, but it felt like I accomplished something. We did have other stops on the way to make things more interesting - my favorite extra was the beach where we got to be goofy and pretend we were on the Eurovision movie since it had been filmed there. I chose the blue lagoon option for afterward which was by the far the best part of my trip to Iceland this week. A lot of it had to do with how cool my group was - but as I said, the tour guide really set the tone so I give him mad props for doing that. I will have wonderful memories from this trip and some awesome pictures of course to back it up. We did have a lunch stop and David got really excited about fish and chips so we all ended up getting it pretty much - it was rather tasty.
Wonderful experience in Iceland
Pedro_V, Aug 2021
Even though I was not able to see the volcano, the reason that I gave 5 stars is because Cristina (our tour guide) did an amazing job with the group. She explained everything in detail and since it was cloudy and with few showers, she took us to the volcano lava area and prior reaching the Blue Lagoon, she took us to our parts of Iceland as she know we had not had met all the hours that we would spent on the volcanic area. I appreciate that she was our guide and hopefully next time, we will see the volcanic eruption.
1 traveler found this review helpful
We saw an active volcano!
Shaelie_L, Aug 2021
What an incredible tour and incredible guide "Addi." We were so fortunate to be able to see the flowing lava. Our guide was excellent! He took the time to help everyone get up the steep mountain and was very informative and kind. LOVED THIS TOUR!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Awesome experience
Sudharsan_K, Jul 2021
Fantastic trip, it was an exciting hike with amazing views of the erupting volcano and a relaxing time at the beautiful blue lagoon. Special mention to our tour guide David, he made the tour much more fun, definitely recommend this tour.
Christina made the tour fun and interesting
Ruth, Jul 2021
Christina is such a delight. She's funny, creative and approachable. She shares her Icelandic experiences and knowledge willingly. Even though we couldn't go to the volcano due to smoke and fog, Christina made sure we saw other interesting sites. She took interest in each person and knew us by name!! Amazing!
Great time!
Vanesa_D, Jun 2021
Excelent tour operator. Unfortunately we were unable to see live lava but Christina tried her best to show us. She is an excellent guide and very knowledgeable, bus was clean and comfortable.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Perfect day
Rebekah_B, Jun 2021
Definitely the best day of my trip, possibly the best day of my life. We visited a bunch of geothermal areas on the way to and from Geldingadalir. Our tour guide, Dave, was incredible, funny, and super informative and really wanted to give us the best experience possible. The weather at the top of the mountain was FRIGID but the view of the eruption was 100% worth it. And the blue lagoon was the perfect way to end the day.
1 traveler found this review helpful


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