Tour to the edge of the new lavafield
Activities

Tour to the edge of the new lavafield

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover one of the most geologivally active parts of Iceland
  • Enjoy the panoramic bus trip through the Reykjanes Peninsula
  • See how the lava has spread across hills and valleys and still growing in size
What to expect

You will be able to safely see the fresh lava, some of it still molten and glowing red, while some of it has already turned into black rock. You will feel the heat coming off it, and smell the burning moss from underneath. This is the youngest rock you will ever see since it has just emerged from the Earth‘s mantle.

The volcanic eruption in Fagradalsfjall began on March 19th, 2021, after a few weeks of near-constant earthquakes in the area. This is a very geologically active part of Iceland since this is where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge lies and two tectonic plates move away from each other. Still, this is the first eruption on the peninsula of Reykjanes for 800 years.

The lava has now slowly spread across hills and valleys, and the new lava field is still growing in both area and thickness. Only time can tell what new mountains and landscapes will be formed, but at least you can have front-row tickets to a part of this piece of Earth‘s history.

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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 sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Roundtrip transportation from Reykjavik
    • Professional tour guide
    • Free WiFi on the bus
    Reduced price

    Youth (12-17)

    Children (0-11): Free

    Where
    Meeting point:

    You will be picked up from your hotel, guesthouse, or bus stop, please confirm the location in the checkout process

    What to remember
    • Make sure to wear appropriate outdoor clothing that is water and wind-resistant
    • The hike takes place in a mountainous area where the weather can be unpredictable, jeans and other clothing made from cotton is not suitable
    • Good hiking boots are necessary
    • Bring some snacks and water
    • The tour is subject to change based on the lava flow from the eruption
    • The hike to the lava is around 15 minutes each way over uneven terrain
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    When
    • Please see the calendar for updated availability
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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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