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Iceland is just around the corner, and OPEN to fully-vaccinated travelers from the USA and Canada! Are you ready to see the newest natural wonder of this ever-evolving country? The eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano is a once-in-a-lifetime experience like no other!

The first volcanic eruption in 800 years on Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula provides an opportunity open for all to experience – and just minutes from both Reykjavík and Keflavík International Airport! The orange, glowing rivers of lava, predicted to continue for months or even years, form a surreal and stunning vista reachable after a 90-120 minute hike to the site. Once there, enjoy two hours of taking in mother nature’s incredible display of power and transformation before the 4.5-mile hike back. The hike is considered of moderate difficulty.

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 7 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 to and at the eruption site. This Iceland Monitor article has advice on who should or shouldn’t consider the journey. How should I prepare and what must I bring with me to enjoy this experience to its fullest? A local landowner started a new site providing expert information on what to bring and more.

Reykjavik Excursions, the operator of the Guided Iceland Volcano Hike, will follow the recommendations of Iceland’s Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. This is not limited to potential tour cancellations if circumstances at the eruption site are deemed unsafe. Be aware that the weather can change quickly.

Safety guidelines

  • The minimum age for the tour is 10 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
  • Gas pollution can change on short notice if the eruption suddenly increases, and it is dangerous to be near the eruption sites without measuring instruments.

Included

  • Round-trip flights in Icelandair Economy Standard Class
  • All taxes, fees and fuel surcharges
  • Checked in baggage 23kg (50 lbs) and hand luggage 10kg (22 lbs)
  • Three nights (minimum) accommodation in a standard room at your chosen hotel (extra nights available during the booking process)
  • Breakfast included at selected hotels as noted during the booking process.
  • Guided Iceland Volcano Hike tour at 1pm on Day 3 of your itinerary (exception: 8:30am if your tour day lands on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays), including: transfers to/from your hotel, guided hiking tour with local guide, and free Wi-Fi on the transfer bus. Tour duration: approximately 8 hours.
  • Sign up for Saga Club and earn 3,400 Saga Points on return flights included in all Icelandair Holidays packages

Conditions

  • Online offer only
  • Departures for Iceland Volcano Adventure are dependent on limited departures and availability
  • Advertised lead price per person is based on lowest available airfare and two persons sharing a standard guest room at CenterHotels Plaza in downtown Reykjavík for three nights. Price and departure day can vary depending on your Icelandair gateway
  • Lead price gateways: Boston, Newark, New York-JFK and Washington DC
  • Additional gateways: Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando, Portland and Seattle
  • Minimum/maximum stay: 4 nights/8 nights. The first night is the overnight flight to Iceland on all vacation packages departing the United States and Canada
  • Travel period: Daily departures through July 31, 2022, dependent on availability
  • Not included with this holiday package: FlyBus airport transfers between Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik; meals and/or services not mentioned in itinerary; and any service not specifically listed under "included."
  • Minimum age requirement - Hotels: 18 years at all hotels except Icelandair Hotel properties at 20 years, if not accompanied by parent or custodian.
  • Minimum age requirement - Guided Iceland Volcano Tour: 10 years
  • The tour operator reserves the right to cancel tours due to unfavorable weather or unsafe conditions at the eruption site.
  • Tour operated by Reykjavík Excursions.
  • Included tour transfer: Look for the Reykjavik Excursions coach which will be outside your accommodation beginning 30 minutes prior to official tour start time.
  • Tour operators will not pick up or drop off passengers at hotels outside Reykjavík
  • All general inquiries, including change or cancellation requests, must be submitted online.
  • Excess baggage and optional service fees may apply.
  • Terms and conditions, including changes and cancellations to your holiday, vary depending on your country of departure. Please refer to the applicable Icelandair Holidays terms and conditions.

Insurance

Personal travel insurance is not included and is highly recommended. It can be arranged through Allianz Global Assistance for passengers originating in the United States and Canada.

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itinerary

Day1

Iceland is just around the corner! Board your Icelandair flight for the overnight to our hub at Keflavík International Airport. Have a window seat? Keep your eyes peeled as you just may catch some views of the volcano site!

Day2

Welcome to Iceland! Book your FlyBus Airport Transfers in advance for the transfer to your Reykjavik hotel. You can wait in your hotel room for your COVID test result.

If your COVID test result is negative, the rest of the day is open to you! Explore Reykjavík and find out what makes it so charming. We suggest checking out our day tours available for booking, including whale watching, city tours and more!

Please note: Travelers with a valid certificate of COVID-19 vaccination or prior infection will no longer be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival in Iceland.

Day3

Today is the big day for the included Guided Iceland Volcano Tour! Don’t forget to be outside your hotel entrance no later 12:30pm for your pick-up by Reykjavík Excursions (exception: 8:00am pick-up on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays). For those with afternoon departures, why not check out the country from high above to start your day? The new FlyOver Iceland ride is a not-to-be-missed experience, featuring a 20-metre spherical wraparound screen and full-motion seating that soars, dips and turns while you feel the rush of wind through your hair, this brand new destination has proven very popular with both tourists and locals alike!

Day4

Pick from one of our popular day & evening tours available for booking including whale watching, horseback riding, geothermal hot pots, the northern lights in the winter & more!

Day5

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!

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