Inside the volcano Icelandic guided tour
Activities

Inside the volcano Icelandic guided tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 5 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy an hour long hike and learn all about volcanoes and volcano activity
  • Explore a dormant volcano the size of three basketball courts put together
  • Go inside one of the few places in the world where you can enter a magma chamber
What to expect

Don't miss out on this guided volcano tour where your guide literally takes you inside a dormant volcano, through the top crater and to the bottom of its magma chamber where molten magma once flowed.

Enjoy an hour long hike and descend 120 meters into the volcano in an open cable lift. Imagine the size of the volcano and visualise the ground space inside the volcano, which is equivalent to around three basketball courts in size and the crater could easily fit the Statue of Liberty.

Following an eruption, magma chambers usually collapse but in Þríhnúkagígur the lava drained out like water from a pipe, leaving the volcano's plumbing system empty. The Þríhnúkagígur crater is therefore one of the few places in the world and a unique natural phenomenon where you can enter a magma chamber.

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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
    • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
    • Round-trip transportation
    • Professional travel guide
    • Safety gear
    Reduced price
    • Youth (age 8-12)
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Please note if you don't choose the pick-up option, check in at least 15 minutes before departure at the Gray Line Bus Terminal in Klettagarðar 4, 104 Reykjavík.

    If you choose the pick-up option, please choose your pick-up location at check-out and note that pick-up starts 30 minutes before departure.

    What to remember
    • The minimum age to participate is eight years old
    • The maximum number of participants for this tour is 18 people
    • Pleas wear proper walking/hiking shoes and warm clothes - trainers and jeans are not sufficient
    • No knowledge of hiking or climbing is required
    • This is not a tour for those with limited mobility as the surface is hilly and uneven
    • Moderate fitness level required as you'll be hiking for a total of 7km, across an uneven ground in a mountainous area, with some increase in elevation by the crater‘s rim
    • Please note if you choose the pick-up option, pick-up starts 30 minutes before departure
    • Please note if you don't choose the pick-up option, check in at least 15 minutes before departure at the Gray Line Bus Terminal
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and 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 24 hours before the experience begins.

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