On August 3rd, 2022, the Meradalir volcano erupted for the second time in the same area within one year. Right now, the volcano is quiet, but the freshly formed lava field is still a fascinating site to see.
After the series of earthquakes, a 300-meter fissure opened in the middle of Meradalir valley. Meradalir valley, where the eruption was happening, is not a remote valley by any measure. It is a mere 9 kilometers from the nearest village, Grindavík. This makes the eruption site very accessible to people that are willing to make the effort of the hike to witness this magnificent spectacle of nature. During this tour, you will see the recently erupted volcano site where you can really see the newly formed lava-covered field. It's still possible to see steam and gases rising from the formed lava field and a newly-appeared fissure. This offer should be on your bucket list, don't miss it!
Please note: The total hike to the eruption site and back is around 12 km (3-4 hours) long and may be difficult, so please evaluate your physical preparation before booking this tour. Due to safety regulations, we reserve the right to adjust the itinerary and/or choose different hiking routes depending on conditions.
Volcanoes are a natural phenomenon, and the level of volcanic activity at the site varies daily. Even if the volcano is not erupting during your visit, visiting the area is still fascinating.