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!
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.
Meeting point: From Reykjavik, pick up from your accommodation or one of the official bus stops, meet on location is possible as well
What to bring?
From Reykjavik, pick up from your accommodation or one of the official bus stops
Meet on location is possible as well.
Moderate (the difficulty is 2 out of a possible 5). No knowledge of hiking or climbing is required. It’s not a steep uphill walk, but the surface is partly uneven. The last 10 minutes of the hike are the most challenging, with an elevation of around 100m/350ft. This is NOT a tour for those in no or limited physical shape
Approximately 3 km (2 miles) each way. The walk usually takes around 45–50 minutes (depending on the condition of people in the group). A guide will be with you at all times during the walk
12 years (we can and have made exceptions on the age. Contact us if you want to convince us that your kid is up for an adventure).
It is always the same temperature inside the crater – about 5–6°C (42–43°F)