Included in this package
Natural wonders of Reykjanes
Please note that our volcanic eruption seems to have wound down.
Nevertheless, there will be a guided tour to the area, operated by our partners from Reykjavík Excursions. They are reviewing the details and we will keep you updated on the changes!
Iceland continues to form and evolve with the second volcanic eruption in as many years, this time at Meradalir on Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula.
The latest eruption provided amazing natural wonders located halfway between Reykjavík and Keflavík International Airport! Surreal and stunning vista reachable after a 2 hour hike to the site.
The hike is rated as 3 out of 5 on a difficulty scale.
For a refresher on the recent eruption in 2021, join local photographer Ása Steinars as she documented the perfect day out from Reykjavík, taking in a hike to our hot new volcanic eruption and a soak in the warm, otherworldly and colorful waters of the Blue Lagoon - bookable as an optional add-on.
There’s a LOT to do in Iceland, so why not add some additional days for exploring the great outdoors? Extend your vacation at the time of booking to stay in Iceland up to 30 nights! Explore more of Reykjavík or head out of the city’s cozy confines to check out Iceland’s breath-taking nature with our numerous tour options. From stunning glacial lagoons to continuing the volcano theme with Lava Tunnel tours, now is the time to head to the Land of Fire & Ice!
Important Information – Volcano Hike
Is visiting a volcanic site safe for everyone? Be sure to familiarize yourself with the Icelandic Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management’s public guidance for hikers so you are fully prepared for the environs that can be expected.
Reykjavik Excursions, the operator, will follow the recommendations of Iceland’s Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. This is not limited to potential tour cancellations if circumstances are deemed unsafe. Be aware that the weather can change quickly.
- The minimum age for the tour is 12 years
- Wear hiking shoes, warm and waterproof clothing
- Assume that the journey may take longer than planned
- Bring a packed lunch and water to drink
- Keep an eye on your travel companions
- Fatigue and hypothermia come quickly
- Stick to hills and ridges
- Avoid valleys and dells in the landscape
- There is a risk of rock fall. Beware of steep slopes
- Cell phone reception in the area is bad and it can therefore be difficult to call for help if needed.
- Eruption sites can change, and new eruption cracks may open on short notice
- Gas pollution is strongest close to the area and can lurk in valleys and dells where it is particularly dangerous
- Reykjavik Excursions reserve the right to alter the itinerary depending on conditions.
Iceland is just around the corner! Board your Icelandair flight for the overnight to our hub at Keflavík International Airport.
Day at your own leisure. You can customise your trip withday tours from the popular Golden Circle to relaxing in geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon or spend time snowmobiling on the glacier, to name a few! The choice is yours!
Today is the big day for the included hike! Don’t forget to be outside your hotel entrance no later 9:30 am for your pick-up by Reykjavík Excursions. Our partners from Reykjavik Excursions operate this guided day tour from Reykjavík to Meradalir. The hike takes approximately 2 hours each way. The volcanic landscape can be uneven and challenging. Therefore, good hiking shoes and warm clothing is mandatory. In addition, there is no running water along the hike to fill your bottle, so please bring plenty of water to stay hydrated, and a hearty lunch.
Although it’s time to bid farewell to Iceland and head home today on your Icelandair flight from Keflavík Airport, we hope you can join us again in the future with Icelandair Holidays!