Volcano and Lava Cave Tours


Join an unforgettable guided tour inside the volcano Thrihnukagigur. You enter the volcano in an open cable lift through the top crater and you will go to the bottom of its 4,000 years old magma chamber, once filled with steaming hot lava. This is an out-of-the-world experience!



Tour Description:

You get picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik and the drive to the Bláfell Mountain takes about 30 minutes. After a 45 to 50 minutes hike you reach the volcano Thrihnukagigur in the middle of an old lava field.
The entrance to the volcano is relatively narrow and you will go down in an open cable lift.

You will go 120 meters / 400 feet to the bottom of the 4,000 years old magma chamber. Inside the volcano you have enough time to enjoy the wonderful colors and you can take as many photos as you want. Not many people have the possibility to have such a close encounter with a volcano and you will get a really strong sense of geology, time and the incredible powers of the Earth. Before hiking back to the road and a transfer back to Reykjavik you can enjoy a traditional Icelandic meat soup.

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Book your Inside the Volcano Iceland Tour:

Season: May to September
Duration of the Tour: Approximately 5-6 hours
Included: Pick-up at your hotel in Reykjavik and transfer to Bláfell Mountain, 1 hour hike in a small group to the volcano, volcano tour in a small group (about 35–40 minutes inside the volcano), traditional Icelandic meat soup, hike back to the minibus, transfer back to Reykjavík
Requirements of the tour: Moderate fitness level needed, good hiking shoes, good outdoor clothing, minimum age limit for the tour is 12 years (we can make exceptions on the age, contact us if you want to convince us that your kid is up for it)
Start of the tour: From Reykjavik, pick up from your accommodation or one of the official bus stops

Please contact us if you have any question regarding this tour. Please include the tour code (VT-02). This guided tour inside a volcano is operated by one of our reliable partners.


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