Private Geldingadalur Volcano Tour
Get the experience of a lifetime. See an active volcanic eruption.
Our guide will pick you up in Reykjvík or meet you in Grindavík, what suits you better. Then you will head out for an adventure of a life time. The hike up to Geldingadalur Valley is about 1- 1.5 hours, the hike is a medium difficulty. After hiking up to the volcano you’ll walk around it and see the hot lava spewing out and new land in the making. We will hike around the Volcano and explore the newly made lava field. Once we’ll find a great spot to sit down and have a hot chocolate and an Icelandic doughnut “Kleina”. For those who like to have a little bit more, we urge them to bring some lunch.
Fagradalsfjall is the newest volcanic eruption in the land of ice and fire, use this amazing opportunity and see the hot lava flow.
Once you’ve hiked around the newly made lava and seen the volcano from all angles we’ll head back to bus and back to Reykjavík, just make sure that you’ll take a piece of the new lava with you.
*Some of the days when the wind is blowing we might not be able to hike all around the volcano, but our guide will take you to the best locations open each day.
Experienced and trusted guide
– Crampons when neeed
– Headlamps when needed
– Hot Chocolate & Kleina
Water or Energy Drinks
Energy Bars or light snacks
Good hiking boots
Hat & Gloves
Jacket that is wind and waterproof.
It’s good to bring a bottle of water or an energy drink
Jun 2021 • SoloBest thing to do in Iceland. The tour was well organized and made this once in a lifetime event worthy
May 2021 • CouplesWe booked a tour to hike the volcano in late May. James and Eignar are wonderful! We were locked up on time in the nearest keep and we’re whisked away. They’re expert guides - they even divided our tour into “fast” and “not so fast” groups so everyone could go at their own pace. James guided our smaller group expertly and made sure we saw the coolest parts. They’re a small and young company - please support small businesses! This tour was the highlight of our time in iceland - and not just because James helped my fiancé find the best spot to view the eruption as he proposed 🙂
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to anyone of any age or ability - James and Eignar are tremendous and the tour they’ve put together is worth every single penny (or krona!)
The most amazing experience with a wonderful guide, Eignar! This is a once in a lifetime must. Our guide was wonferful and made sure everyone stayed together and was doing okay on the hike up. He provided poles for those uncertain of their footing. Spectacular view! We were able to get very close to the lava flows.Written June 6, 2021
Jun 2021 • FriendsJames was such an amazing and patient guide, we took a night tour of the volcano which left at 6 pm. He gave us background information about the volcano, the area, and the eruptions. He was very attentive, checking in with the group throughout the 8-10 mile hike. When we reached the summit, James positioned our group on a hill, with an unobstructed view of the volcano. What a gift! We sat on the edge of the hill, and the eruptions came every 10 minutes. We were in awe! He took a quick poll...and it was unanimous, we all wanted to stay longer. So we stayed, and had an experience of a lifetime. Thank you James! He's the one in the pic!
This was an incredible experience!
It is very physical, and included going up and down hey steep slopes on rocky or uneven paths.
The guide was excellent at keeping track of people while also letting them adventure on their own a bit. He knew his stuff.
It was an incredible experience!
Literally the best tour I have been on! No regrets, not that difficult of hike had the time you will be distracted by views if lava . Perfect tourWritten June 5, 2021
Truly a once in a lifetime experience to get see an erupting volcano this close! The upper parts of the trail can be steep and windy. I would definitely recommend wearing pair of hiking boots if you have them. James was a fantastic guide and was very knowledgeable able the geography of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Would highly recommend!!
May 2021 • SoloThere were 7 of us in the group. Einar, our guide, drove us in a most comfortable van to the parking lot. After an uphill hike of about an hour, Einar took us first to the base of the still quite warm volcanic rock, then up to the viewing station of the valvano. Absolutely amazing to witness Mother Earth belching forth molten lava -;just like the pic shows. Einar gave us pertinent info we the valcano's recent history as well as history of Iceland's volcanic history.
I highly recommend the experience. Thank you.
May 2021 • FriendsThe volcano tour was amazing and unforgettable. Our guide, James, was very interesting and reliable. He knew every observation point worth stopping at and even picked a more beautiful road to the volcano when we drove to it. As for the volcano part, I can't describe in words how stunning it is when you stand in front of the volcano. But you are definitely worth the trip and I highly recommend this tour, it made our volcano trip a much better experience.
May 2021 • SoloWOW!!!! Amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity. Do not miss this! The pictures and videos are making all my friends back home jealous, and it is just a mind blowing experience.
Glaciers and Waterfalls Iceland is a small company, not some big, generic tour operator, and it shows. Service was very personalized and pleasant. James was a great guide with a lot of enthusiasm and great information to share. I would definitely go with this company and with James again.
The hike is about 5 miles round-trip. We took one little detour to get right up close to the lava (totally worth it!), so it ended up being about 5.5 on my GPS hike tracker.
One thing I would recommend is to make sure and bring water and possibly some snacks. James stopped at a gas station for us so that we could grab some snacks and drinks, but I would advise just bringing some with you. Also, dress warmly and bring a rain jacket! When you are at the top, trying to enjoy the show, you can’t just go back to the car to get your rain jacket. It was pretty nice and warm as we were hiking up, but when we got to the top, it started snowing and hailing. I had a good rain jacket, but my gloves were not great, and my hands got cold.
Totally worth it and then some. If the volcano is still erupting during your trip to Iceland, absolutely do not miss this!