Volcano hike

Reykjavík, Iceland

Experience hosted by Jasmin

  1. 6 hours
  2. Hosted in German and English

What you'll do

Hike up to Iceland's newest Volcano and learn interesting geological features about the development of the eruption and the lava field.
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.

The tour starts with a pick-up in Reykjavik at Bus stop 8 (Hallgrimskirkja). The drive to the eruption side on Reykjanes peninsula leads through old lava fields and gives a first impression of the creation of Iceland and the forming of the landscape in this area.
The Hike begins with an overview of the volcanic history on the Reyjanes peninsula and the first signs of a new eruption at this place. At the lava field, we will discover the forming of new land and learn how the composition of the lava influences the appearance of the rocks. The following hike, up to the crater viewpoint will give you a breathtaking view of the lava field and the surrounding area.
The drive back to Reykjavik leads along hot springs, lakes, and mountains through the beautiful landscape of the Reykjanes peninsula.

As a professional geologist/volcanologist, I can give you a detailed insight into the processes of the eruption.

A volcanic eruption is a natural phenomenon, therefore the activity of the eruption can change quickly and the view of hot glowing lava can not be guaranteed.

The hike takes about 1 hour to 1.5 hours in each direction (2 to 3 hours in total). It's a difficult hike through rough terrain and sometimes bad weather conditions. Hiking experience, physical fitness, and good hiking equipment are required. Because of gas pollution in the area, the hike is not recommended for children under 12 years, pregnant woman, or people with lung diseases.

On request, the tour can take place on different days or a different times of the day.

The hike can be canceled with short notice due to bad weather conditions or high gas pollution.
Hike up to Iceland's newest Volcano and learn interesting geological features about the development of the eruption and the lava field.
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.

The tour starts with a pick-up in Reykjavik at Bus stop 8 (Hallgrimskirkja).…

What's included

  • Transport

Meet your host, Jasmin

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 102 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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From £121/ person

£121 per person
Join 2 other guests
£121 per person
Join 2 other guests
£121 per person

Where you'll be

Hike to the volcanic eruption on Fagradalsfjall.

The hike takes about 1 to 1.5 hours in each direction (2 - 3 hours in total).

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 102 reviews.

Mark
December 2021
This was a new experience for us, and Jasmin’s knowledge brought understanding to the views we took in. We had a wonderful day and would recommend her and this geo-trek to all.
Carol-Anne
December 2021
Awesome experience! Jasmin was very knowledgeable and a great guide. I learned so much about the uniqueness of the volcano and location. Jasmin’s passion for her field of volcanology is infectious and made the day even more amazing. Hiking around an active volcano with an expert was simply a perfect day.
Corey
November 2021
I only slept an hour but man was this worth it! If I missed out I would’ve been so sad… made many new friends
Aimee
November 2021
experiencing the volcanic landscape with Jasmine, a volcanologist, was a treat. Learning about the landscape not just looking at it made the hike richer. If you get a chance, go with Jasmine on the hike.
Charvi
November 2021
Jasmin was a great guide! She was very knowledgable and took a good amount of time to show us each part of the volcanic eruption. She even had magnifiers for lava specimens so we could see the crystals growing inside :)
Reyna
November 2021
I’d recommend talking to the host more - they can offer some great recommendations of things to do in Iceland. Very knowledgeable about volcanoes and the areas we visit!

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    11:00 - 17:00
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    12:00 - 18:00
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  • Mon, 13 Dec
    11:00 - 17:00
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    11:00 - 17:00
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  • Sat, 18 Dec
    11:00 - 17:00
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  • Sun, 19 Dec
    11:00 - 17:00
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  • Tue, 21 Dec
    11:00 - 17:00
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  • Wed, 22 Dec
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Activity advisory

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

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