Tour inside Thrihnukagigur volcano from Reykjavik
Excursions & day trips

Tour inside Thrihnukagigur volcano from Reykjavik

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 5 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Descend into the heart of a volcano
  • Explore the colossal magma chamber
  • Amazing colours in hues of red, yellow and purple
  • Learn about volcanoes and volcanic activity
What to expect

Iceland is one of the few places in the world where you can enter a volcano's magma chamber, and this adventure takes you to the inside of the dormant volcano Thrihnukagigur. Enter through the top crater via an open cable lift and descend to the bottom of its magma chamber that once was filled with red-hot molten lava. Located in an ancient lava field near Reykjavik, the unique Thrihnukagigur volcano is one of the few places in the world where you can explore the gigantic magma chamber from the inside.

After a volcanic eruption, magma chambers usually collapse, but in Thrihnukagigur, the lava drained out like water from a pipe leaving the volcano's plumbing system empty. For this reason, Thrihnukagigur crater is one of few places in the world where you can enter a volcano and explore its magma chamber. The volcano is reached via an hour-long walk and entered via an open cable lift, a descent of 120 meters. The volcano's ground space is equivalent to around three basketball courts, and the center cavity could easily fit the Statue of Liberty.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
    • Round-trip transportation
    • Professional travel guide
    • All necessary safety gear such as helmets, harness etc.
    What's not included
    • Meals
    Where

    Klettagarðar 4, 104 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Meeting point:

    The tour departs from The Gray Line Bus Terminal at Klettagarðar 4. The best option to get there is simply to take advantage of the complimentary hotel pick up service by contacting Gray Line Iceland to let them know exactly where you are staying. Alternatively, you can make your own way to the meeting point. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time and introduce yourself at the sales desk for check-in.

    IMPORTANT: Please confirm the pick-up time (and place) directly with the local operator at least 48 hours before the event. You will find the contact information in the voucher after booking.

    What to remember
    • Wear outdoor clothing and proper walking/hiking shoes. Trainers and jeans are not sufficient
    • Returning from your tour, you will be dropped off at the hotel or guest house you were picked up from or at the closest possible point
    • Minimum participation age is 12 years
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    When
    • Daily
    • Pick-up starts 30 minutes before the tour starting time
    • Those not taking advantage of the pick-up should arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before tour starting time
    • Icelandic meat soup or vegetarian soup at inside the Volcano basecamp
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    Provider
    Gray Line Iceland
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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