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Inside the Thrihnukagigur Volcano: Day Trip from Reykjavik

1. Inside the Thrihnukagigur Volcano: Day Trip from Reykjavik

Enjoy a hiking tour towards the dormant Thrihnukagigur Volcano. After your transfer and drop-off at the Bláfjöll mountain cabin, walk to Thrihnukagigur Volcano, a moderate hike of approximately 45-50 minutes, enjoying the breathtaking lava scenery en route. The hike is classified as moderately difficulty, with straight walks and limited elevations. But the surface is hilly and uneven. Upon arrival at the crater, descend 400 feet (120 meters) inside the volcano, and experience an extraordinary natural phenomenon. You will be informed about all safety procedures and how to behave inside the volcano, wearing a helmet and harness at all times. Each group is split into a smaller party of 4-5 people for safety and intimacy. After a slow 10-minute descent, to ensure the safety of passengers and provide ample opportunities to experience the amazing views, spend up to an hour inside the volcano (or less if you prefer). Expert guides will be with you at all times. End with a feast of traditional Icelandic meat soup or a vegetarian soup along with hot coffee, hot chocolate, tea or water.

From Reykjavik: Northern Lights Guided Tour with Photo Shoot

2. From Reykjavik: Northern Lights Guided Tour with Photo Shoot

Join this 16 people maximum tour, You will be picked up from either your hotel, guesthouse or bus stop starting 30 minutes before departure time (Please allow a thirty-minute window for everyone to be picked up) The journey will take us outside of the city limits away from any light pollution as the Northern Lights are harder to see from Reykjavík. To which location it is hard to say, it will depend on the cloud coverage and activity in the evening. The drive will be kept as short as possible and you might stop at several locations as the lights can be quite elusive and often it will be a waiting game for this beautiful phenomenon, which might be perfect while your guide sets up his camera for the free photoshoot of your group. On this journey we are going to offer you blankets, hot chocolate, and snacks.

Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike and Blue Lagoon

3. Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike and Blue Lagoon

Discover the exhilaration of looking for red-hot lava flows at the Fagradalsfjall volcano on this day trip from Reykjavik. Admire the volcanic landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula as you hike up the volcano with a local guide. Delight your taste buds with some Lava chocolate. Get picked up in Reykjavík and set off for the volcanic eruption site at the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the first volcanic activity in the area after about 800 years recently happened. See how the lava slowly comes up to the surface from a close distance. Your guide will hike up to the volcano with you and tell you all you need to know about the new Fagradalsfjall Volcano. The hike is about 1.5-2 hours and has a moderate level of difficulty. Once you arrive, see the crater where the lava was coming from. Continue the hike around the Fagradalsfjall Volcano until you find the best location to sit and enjoy the view before heading back down. Head to the bridge between continents and to the geothermal area of Gunnuhver, where you will see boiling hot springs. Before the end of your trip, choose to visit the Blue Lagoon to dip your body into its salty waters (costs not included).

Reykjavik: Northern Lights & Aurora Museum Guided Tour

4. Reykjavik: Northern Lights & Aurora Museum Guided Tour

Chase the Northern Lights across frozen landscapes and witness this unique phenomenon. With your experienced guide, scout out the best sights and visit the Aurora Reykjavik Museum. Begin your tour at the fantastic Aurora Reykjavik Museum. There, get an introduction to the physics behind the Northern Lights, and how to best photograph them. Next, drive to the lava fields outside Reykjavik and visit Aurora Basecamp. This newly built Northern Lights Observatory is the perfect place to witness the lights. The observatory also hosts an indoor real-time simulation of the Northern Lights in one of its domes. After the visit to the Observatory, go on a further hunt into the darkness of rural Iceland.

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What people are saying about Reykjanes Peninsula

So it poured rain on the volcano hike, which was A VIBE. But it was more like being in a raincloud than anything else… our guide even said “Um… this is insane.” But was such a trooper. I needed a Gortex jacket instead of my simple rain jacket in the long run- and I was soaked through all 5 of my layers. And I honestly was the best off out of the group. I think bringing rain ponchos as backup would be a HUGE bonus for this guide company. I liked seeing the hot spots and tectonic plates, but I think we would have enjoyed things more if we weren’t all soaked to the bone. Which wasn’t any ones fault and almost everyone had a great attitude. The Blue Lagoon was AMAZING and our guide was awesome getting us in and explaining. I would say that as someone hiking on a volcano I would like to know more facts about it besides “it was national news, I am sure you saw.” And “the water is blue bc minerals.” That would have been the extra mile- but recommend this trip despite any weather!

This was the best day of a fabulous week in Iceland for me. The unique opportunity to experience the inside of a magma chamber was one we felt was too good to miss and it certainly did not disappoint. We were lucky to have beautiful weather for the walk, which was an experience in itself, and made even better by our two lovely guides ‘second name Freya’ and Kristian who were both extremely helpful, friendly and informative. Everybody else involved, at base camp etc, was also very welcoming, helpful and amusing and the meat stew and hot drinks were very well received on our return to camp. This was a wonderful experience all round and I would have no reservations in recommending it to anybody.

Fantastic experience! It was so easy from the booking of the trip, to the pickup at our hotel, to the adventure itself. Our guide, Jonas, was fantastic also. The excursion itself was a leisurely pace, mostly flat walk with a few stops where Jonas pointed out interesting things. The food was also great! I give this 5 stars and will definitely recommend it to my friends and family.

Our tour of Fagradalsfjall with Cora was fantastic. The volcano hike was exactly what we expected - we were able to hike to the crater and feel heat emanating from the cracks in the recent lava flows. The extra stops along the Reykjanes Pennisula were very interesting. Highly recommend this tour.

I thought it was something incredible. It's worth the price. The walk of about 45 minutes is very easy, only the last 10 minutes are up to the crater. Experience drops 120m down to a spectacular magma chamber unimaginable.