Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime experience to hike up to Geldingadalir to see an active volcanic eruption. This truly is an experience that you will never forget!


  • Active volcanic eruption
  • Free pick up from Reykjavik
  • Guided hike

Eruptions are rare events, and they are very hostile in nature. This element of rarity, the sheer power, and the potentially destructive forces behind eruptions make them hypnotically fascinating. Not all eruptions are created the same, some spew ashes far up into the sky while others pump out molten magma. Think, liquid rocks!

  • Personal Experience
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides
Availability All Year
Duration 8 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Minimum age 8 years
Level Easy / Moderate
Ratio 1:16
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

Customer reviews on TripAdvisor

April 27, 2021

Incredible experiece

There was no way I was gonna come to Iceland and not see the erupting volcano - it's a once in a lifetime opportunity! Joined a tour with this company and really enjoyed the experience. The guide (I believe his name was Nick) was friendly and funny, and the volcano eruption was an incredible thing to see! I highly recommend this tour to anyone in Iceland right now :)

Reviewed by nordictraveler93


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    • Flexible cancellation up to 24 hours
    • Guaranteed departures

Worried that your travel plans might change? Book your tour more than 21 days in advance with a 10% deposit & pay the rest 14 days before departure. Alternatively, you can pay full price and get a 5% early bird discount!

What's included


  • English speaking tour guide
  • Transport to and from Reykjavík
  • Guided hike to the eruption site
  • Headlamps

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Good waterproof hiking shoes
  • Snacks for the hike
  • Face mask for the bus ride

Not Included

  • Meals

Contact us for more Information about this tour



After thousands of earthquakes over the span of 3 weeks originating in the Reykjanes Peninsula, the lava finally found its way through earth crust on the evening of March 19th close to Fagradalsfjall, in a valley named Geldingadalir. The eruption is confined to this valley, which is surrounded by hills and higher ground, preventing the lava from flowing to nearby towns or cities.

Geldingadalir valley is not a remote valley by any measures. It is a mere 9 kilometres 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. If anything should be on your bucket list, it is to experience a live volcano, where you will truly see new land forming. Streams of lava flow from the volcanic cone and into the valley, slowly but surely filling it up, you will see steam and gases rise from the growing lava field as well as the newly formed crater.

Please note: Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions.

  • Pick-up is at 08:00 am from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated. Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list
  • For pick-up from The Blue Lagoon, meet us in the parking lot in front of the pathway leading to the entrance of Blue Lagoon and our driverguide will pick you up between 9 - 9:30 am.


You can bring it with you, but we do also stop for lunch in Grindavík where you can buy snacks as well for the hike. Please note though that food is not included in the tour.

There are no restrooms at the area just nature 😊 We do recommend that people use the restrooms in Grindavík where we stop for lunch before we start the hike.

Scientist and the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management are always monitoring the area closely and informing the public if there are any updates. The area is open to the public but that can of course change with little notice. The safety of our passengers is our number one priority therefore Arctic Adventures will follow the instructions coming from the authorities but as of right now the area is open and is not considered to be dangerous to the public.

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