Journey Inside an Iceland Volcano: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Duration

5-6 Hours

Availability

May-Oct

Difficulty

Moderate

Minimum Age

12

Overview

Embark on an adventure to the heart of a dormant volcano on this unforgettable tour of Iceland’s volcanic wonderland. This unique opportunity allows you to explore the earth’s natural wonders in a way few have experienced before. With stunning views and a sense of awe-inspiring beauty, this is an adventure you won’t forget.

Your journey begins with a pickup from Reykjavík before heading to the Blue Mountains, where you’ll meet your guide and set off on a 40-50 minute hike across a stunning, otherworldly lava field.

As you approach the Þríhnúkagígur Volcano, you’re sure to feel the anticipation building. You’ll be equipped with all the necessary safety gear before descending into the magma chamber via a special elevator that takes you inside the volcano. The descent takes around 6 minutes each way, and the views are simply breathtaking.

Once you reach the bottom, you’ll step out into a vast underground chamber that’s the size of three basketball courts put together! The space is so large that the Statue of Liberty could stand comfortably within it. As you explore the unique volcanic landscape, you’ll see fascinating rock formations and stunning colours created by the cooling of molten lava over time. You’ll have about 30 minutes to explore the depths of the earth and capture the perfect Instagram-worthy shots.

After your exploration, you’ll ascend back to the surface and be rewarded with a steaming bowl of Icelandic meat soup or vegetable soup and a hot beverage. Take a moment to enjoy the stunning surroundings and reflect on your once-in-a-lifetime experience.

This tour is perfect for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike who want to explore the beauty and power of Iceland’s volcanic landscape. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable journey to the heart of the Þríhnúkagígur Volcano.

Included

  • Pick up and drop off in Reykjavík
  • Use of all safety gear, such as helmet and harness
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Small-group experience
  • Traditional meat soup & coffee/tea (vegetarian option available)

Not included

  • Meals and snacks not listed in the “included” section

Good to know

  • Please wear warm and waterproof clothing since the cave’s temperature is about 3°C/37°F, and this tour departs even when it’s raining.
  • No experience hiking/climbing is required but this tour is rated “moderate”. Participants must be able to walk on uneven ground 3.5 km/2 miles each way (about 45-50 minutes). The last 10 minutes of the hike are the most challenging, with an elevation of around 50 m/150 ft. You must be in a good physical condition.
  • This tour is about 5-6 hours in total with about 40 minutes inside the volcano.

What to bring

  • Warm and waterproof clothes 
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Camera

From 47,000 kr. /pp.

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