Descend into the volcano



Ever wanted to go inside a dormant volcano? This is your chance.

Quick facts & Tour information:

  • Available:May to October
  • Duration: 5-6 hours, 40 min inside the volcano
  • Activities: hiking
  • Difficulty:Moderate
  • Languages:English, Icelandic
  • Highlights:exploring a dormant volcano


Pickup information:



  •         Reykjavík pickup
  •         English speaking guide


What to bring:

  • Warm clothes
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Camera


Full description

When you arrive at our meeting point, which is a ski cabin, you will check in with our guide. The guide will meet and greet you at the cabin, before leading the way across the lava field.

When you get to the Base Camp, your group will be informed about all safety procedures. For example, how to behave in the crater. The guides will help you to put on a helmet and a harness. The group is split into smaller parties of 6–7 people. The trips up and down take about 6 minutes each way and the first ones to go down will be the first ones to go up.

You will spend about half an hour on the ground of the volcano, during which time you can take as many photos as you want. However, you are not allowed to take rocks and stones from the crater. Expert guides will be with you at all times, in the cable lift and on the ground in the magma chamber.

When you are back on the surface, while waiting for everyone in the group to complete the volcano visit, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Icelandic meat soup or vegetable soup and hot coffee/tea/chocolate.

Finally, you will walk back over the lava field. Again, you will be accompanied by a guide at all times. The bus will be waiting for you in the parking lot, ready to drive you back to Reykjavík.