The dormant Þríhnúkagígur volcano is a unique natural phenomenon and this tour opens the door to a whole new world. All you need is the willingness to do a moderate 45-50 minute hike to get to the crater and the guts to descend 120 meters (400 feet) to the bottom, in an open cable lift.

The tour gives you the chance to enjoy many of the most amazing things Iceland has to offer – a great mixture of nature, history and adventure.

The whole program takes about 5–6 hours to complete, in which time you will

  • Take a very scenic hike across a lava field, often compared to the surface of the moon.
  • Get to know a bunch of stuff about volcanoes and volcanic activity in Iceland.
  • Enjoy an amazing view of Reykjavik and the Reykjanes peninsula.
  • Get your adrenaline pumping, without doubt.
  • Have a very, very, very close encounter with a volcano.
  • Taste a delicious traditional Icelandic meat soup. In fact, you can have as much of it as you want.
  • Hopefully leave with a life-long memory of a unique and distinct Icelandic travel experience.

Duration: 5-6 Hours
May 15 – September 30

Age limit: 12 years, but we have been known to make exceptions 
Pick up time:
40 minutes prior to departure
(departures at 08:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00)
pick up / drop off in Reykjavík, all necessary equipment (helmet, harness etc.), guide, light refreshments
Bring with you: 
Good hiking shoes, water proof outdoor clothing, warm sweater

Cancellation policy:

No refund if cancelled 3 days or less before the activity

Refund of 50.0% if cancelled 7 to 4 days before the activity

Refund of 10.0% if cancelled 60 to 8 days before the activity

Good to know before the tour:
Jeans are not suitable clothing; water proof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are recommended – temperature inside the crater is always 6°C (42-43°F).

Fitness level needed – moderate (difficuly 2 out of 5); this is not a tour for those of poor health or fitness

This tour can change depending on weather conditions, so this tour needs to be flexible. We are concerned about your safety. 

Get ready for the action and don’t forget your camera!



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