Seltún Geothermal Area

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Seltún Geothermal Area: Our most recommended tours and activities

Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Hike and Reykjanes Sightseeing

1. Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Hike and Reykjanes Sightseeing

Set off on a thrilling trip to the currently erupting volcano of Fagradalsfjall with a friendly, local guide, and combine it with visits to several other gems of the Reykjanes Peninsula with this fantastic 6-hour excursion. Conducted both in the morning and in the late evening, this essential tour is easy to fit into the schedule of a busy traveler to Iceland! This tour begins when you are picked up from your Reykjavik hotel at a time more convenient for you (unless you elect to meet the operator on location). You’ll greet your experienced guide and the rest of your traveling group and set out for the nearby Reykjanes Peninsula. This area is renowned for its dramatic lava landscapes, with conic volcanoes, fields of jagged basalt, geothermal areas, and geological marvels. As you travel, however, the feature that will no doubt keep your attention is the column of smoke rising from the site of Fagradalsfjall. On some days, you’ll even be able to see its flames reaching the sky. As the anticipation for your volcano viewing builds, you’ll make three stops at the regions’ beautiful spots. Kleifarvatn is the largest lake in the area, with hot springs and fascinating history as the site of a dramatic earthquake. Krisuvikurleid, meanwhile, is a spectacular driving route, surrounded by jagged peaks and steeped in idyllic beauty. You’ll next make a brief stop at the geothermal area of Seltún, where you can marvel over hissing vents, bubbling mud pits, and brightly colored water and earth. Finally, you’ll get to the parking area for the hike to Fagradalsfjall volcano. Your guide will dress you in the necessary equipment before leading you into Geldingdadalur valley, where one of the world’s most breathtaking sites awaits. Nothing compares to the majesty of an erupting volcano. Flaming craters and fissures, gleaming rivers of molten rock, and a glowing field of lava make the time you will spend here unforgettable. Be sure to bring a drone or camera to capture this phenomenal event! After enjoying this incredible site, you’ll head back to Reykjavik with some once-in-a-lifetime memories. Grab this opportunity to witness the currently erupting volcano of Fagradalsfjall, alongside a wealth of Reykjanes attractions! Check availability by choosing a date.

Reykjavík: Volcano Lava Fields, Hot Springs and Sky Lagoon

2. Reykjavík: Volcano Lava Fields, Hot Springs and Sky Lagoon

Experience all the action at the crater of the volcano without a steep hike in this group tour from Reykjavík, and learn more about the volcano from your experienced guide. Journey to the Reykjanes peninsula to see this extraordinary area with lots of activity on the ground. View the steamy hot springs, geothermal energy, lighthouses, ancient lava, and fresh lava from the eruption at Fagradalsfjall. Finish off the volcano tour with the option of having some relaxation time in the newest spa in Iceland, The Sky Lagoon.

Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

3. Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

Embark for a once-in-life-time experience and hike up to Geldingadalir to see the hypnotic Fagradalsfjall volcano. Benefit from the comfort of pickup service and start the journey towards Geldingadalur valley. Along the way, marvel at the lunar landscapes and geological marvels of the Reykjanes peninsula. Then, begin your hike of 1-1.5 hours (one way) into the barren surrounding wilderness. Experience real adventure and get as close as it is safely possible to the edge of the ever-growing lava field. Gaze at the breathtaking fountains of fire and vivid orange rivers of lava. Your experienced guide will make your adventure safe, informative, and enjoyable, and will give you time to explore and see the volcano from different angles. Finally, continue the tour and explore the Reykjanes Peninsula with its valleys flows into the lava, its bare heights, its dark rocks and gaping craters.

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What people are saying about Seltún Geothermal Area

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

The tour guide Vala was amazing, by far the best tour guide of all of the excursions. She was very fluent in English and throughout the whole day was providing us with detailed and interesting information , we felt very comfortable to ask lots of questions and learnt lots of new things. The tour was good seeing all of parts of the tour. We stopped at a restaurant to have lunch but we had already brought a packed lunch, I think it would be good to update the description to include this as if we’d have known in advance we would have done that instead. The sky lagoon was amazing and in my opinion much better than the Blue lagoon being able to see the natural scenery around and sea. Highly Recommend!!

This tour was fantastic! Our friendly guide James was brilliant and made the tour fun, interesting and safe. The lava fields were fantastic, it was amazing to see the lava still steaming. The natural hot springs were awesome too. It really puts life into perspective when you see the phenomenal force of mother nature. Finally, the sky lagoon to finish. What else can I say but ahhhhhhh. Do this tour. Do it. Do it. Do it.

Fabulous day out, our guide Tom was knowledgeable and funny, great experience seeing the power of nature in Iceland. Definitely recommend this tour

The guide was named Otto and he was the best guide a have had in my 9 trips ti Island

Our guide Pedro was brilliant, knowledgeable and good company.