Lava Caving & Volcano Hike
Discover Icelands incredible volcanos and fascinating peninsula with your own private guide. You will have the chance to explore the most recent volcanic eruption in safety. Your guide will explain how this phenomenal event unfolded before taking you below the lava fields to see how the lava flows through the caves and tubes before erupting to the surface.
Your pickup will be in a luxury electric Mercedes. We will take you around in class, style and sustainability.
Krýsuvík geothermal area
Your guided tour will start with a pickup from your hotel, from here you will take the journey to Krýsuvík geothermal area, the drive will take about 1 hour. Once you are there you will be engulfed in the sulphuric smell of the geothermal area, you can explore the surrounding springs while marvelling at the intense colours of the hill side this marvel is set in.
Next you will arrive at the steaming volcanic site of Fagradalsfjall. During your exploration of the site you will get up close to the once flowing red hot lava field. The lava fields still remain smoking hot and still emits intense heat.
The formation of the volcanic crater in Geldingadalur Valley can be seen from the view point. As you hike up, the scale of this volcanic eruption is revealed. The hike on average takes 30 minutes to the view point. you will have plenty of time to take pictures and rest as needed.
Your Guide will explain the geology of the area along with finding you a souvenir to take home. The volcanic rocks in the area hold a beautiful secret that should not be missed.
Once you have descended you will head for lunch at the local chic cafe. You can grab something simple as a refreshing juice or fill up on the local fish cuisine.
After, you will descend down into the lava fields to find the hidden caves of Leidarendi. You will be given all the necessary equipment needed before adventuring into the caves. Your guide will explain how these caves are formed all while exploring under torch light, deep inside the lava fields. You can expect to see Stalactites and stalagmites, multi coloured tunnels from intrusion of minerals and the bones of a 100 year old ram lost in the tunnels, within the tunnels some crawling may be required go get to the best parts. Once back out of the caves your guide will return you back to the city.
Lava Caving & Volcano Hike
- 1 Tree planted for every tour
- Experienced Driver / Guide
- Pickup / drop-off
- Volcano Site Exploration
- Krysuvik / Seltun Geothermal Area
- Lava Rock Souvenir
- Lava Cave Exploration
- Safety Equipment
- Walking Poles if needed
- Crampons If needed
- Water / Snacks
- Reservation at Hja hollu restaurant
- Water Proof Clothing
- Hiking boots / Sensible footwear
- Lunch money
- Warm layers
- Hat and gloves.
Know before you go
Pickup time is 9.00am, choose the most convenient place to be picked up for this tour in the checkout.
Icelandic weather conditions can change in an instant, it is common to experience all 4 seasons in one day, it is highly recommend to bring adequate clothing to suit all conditions for the experience. They can of course just be left in the transportation if not needed.