Volcano hike

Reykjavík, Iceland

Experience hosted by Jasmin

6 hours, Hosted in German and English

What you'll do

Feel the heat ... see the glow of fresh, hot lava.

We start the tour in Reykjavik at your hotel / guesthouse or Airbnb and drive directly in the direction of Reykjanes peninsula.
Once there, we will begin the hike to Iceland's youngest volcano and we will be able to see a volcanic eruption from just a few meters distance. The eruption at Fagradalsfjall began on March 19, 2021 and offers the unique opportunity to experience a breathtaking natural spectacle in a very unique way. A "once-in-a-lifetime" experience that you will never forget.

As a volcanologist, I will give you a detailed insight into the processes of the eruption. At the end of the tour, I would also like to offer you the opportunity to take a sample of the lava home as a souvenir.

The hike takes about 2 hours in each direction (4 hours in total). It's a difficult hike through rough terrain and sometimes bad weather conditions. Hiking experience and physical fitness are absolutely required.

On request, on weekends the tour can take place at a different time of the day.

The hike can be canceled with short notice due to bad weather conditions or gas pollution. In that case, the tour will be postponed to another day.
Feel the heat ... see the glow of fresh, hot lava.

We start the tour in Reykjavik at your hotel / guesthouse or Airbnb and drive directly in the direction of Reykjanes peninsula.
Once there, we will begin the hike to Iceland's youngest volcano and we will be able to see a volcanic eruption from just a few meters distance. The eruption at Fagradalsfjall began on March 19, 2021 and offers the unique opportunity to experience a breat…

What's included

  • Transport

Meet your host, Jasmin

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 88 Reviews
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I'm Jasmin from Germany. A geologist with a master's degree and a specialization in volcanology. I was in Iceland for the first time in 2014 and fell imminently in love with the country, its breathtaking landscape, the numerous volcanoes, and geological highlights. I`ve years of experience as a host and love to share my passion. Get involved in a special day with an amazing geological field trip.
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Join 2 other guests
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Where you'll be

Hike from Grindavík to the volcanic eruption on Fagradalsfjall.

The hike takes about 2 hours in each direction (4 hours in total).

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 88 reviews.

Steffi
October 2021
Jasmin is a great host and everything went exactly as described. Since Jasmin is a geologist and vulcanologist you can ask her just about anything about what you see and you will feel her true passion for the Icelandic nature. Absolut recommendation for this or any other of her tours. Have fun! :-)
Susanne
October 2021
Vielen Dank Jasmin! Es war eine super schöne Nachtwanderung mit einer tollen Aussicht und perfektem Nachthimmel inkl. Milchstraße. Zum Glück hatte der Regen rechtzeitig aufgehört und wir konnten trockenen Fußes dem Trail Richtung Lavafeld und Gipfelpunkt folgen. Leider gab es an diesem Tag keine vulkanische Aktivität und auch keine Nordlichter, aber die Natur kann man nun einmal nicht beeinflussen. Die Wanderung hat mir dennoch sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Jasmin hatte die Tour sehr gut organisiert, hatte auch Kopflampen für alle dabei und ich habe mich zu jedem Zeitpunkt der Tour sehr sicher gefühlt. Sie konnte außerdem alles sehr gut erklären, weil sie als Geologin auch über das notwendige Hintergrundwissen verfügt. Einen weiteren Pluspunkt gibt es für die Planung des Treffpunkts, da ich in Grindavik von Jasmin abgeholt wurde, was mir die Planung sehr erleichtert hat.
Ruben
October 2021
Jasmin was a wonderful and knowledgeable host, and it is clear that she has the heart of a teacher! I appreciated the geological insights and expertise that she provided, and I learned more about volcanoes in those few hours than in all of high school. 😃🌋 Overall a highly recommend experience!
Laurine
October 2021
We had a great experience with Jasmin. We learnt a lot and the place was incredible. We made beatiful memories ! Danke Jasmin. :)
Stefanie
October 2021
(German Version see below) It was awesome! Jasmin has so much passion for what she’s doing, it‘s an unforgettable joy to be on a tour with her. We learned so much interesting things, the views were stunning. We would love to book every tour she offers, unfortunately we leave Iceland tomorrow. But we will back. Promise . 🇮🇸😀 Es war großartig! Jasmin ist mit so viel Leidenschaft bei der Sache, die Tour mit ihr war ein unvergessliches Erlebnis. Wir haben viele interessante Dinge gelernt, der Blick und die Aussicht waren sensationell. Wir würden gerne jede Tour buchen, die sie anbietet. Leider reisen wir morgen schon ab. Aber wir kommen wieder. Versprochen.
Olivier
September 2021
We had a very nice experience with Jasmin. She is very friendly, knows her subject and explained us everything we had to know about the volcano and its recent history. We always felt safe during the experience and being a small group allows you to ask any silly question you have in mind about the volcanoes or life in Iceland. We recommend all hikers to come prepare ; wind, rain and cold can be a thing and there is nothing the organizer can do to protect you from them if you don't have the right clothes on.

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  • Tue, 26 Oct
    11:00 - 17:00
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  • Mon, 8 Nov
    11:00 - 17:00
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  • Fri, 12 Nov
    11:00 - 17:00
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  • Mon, 15 Nov
    11:00 - 17:00
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  • Sat, 20 Nov
    11:00 - 17:00
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Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Good hiking equipment (hiking boots, rainproof outdoor clothing)

water and food