VOLCANIC TRAILS

 
 

Best time to travel

April - October

Trip type

semi-private

Best for

Off the beaten track

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fat-bike between steaming fumeroles and rugged lava fields on Reykjanes

  • Hike in the beautiful Thorsmork Valley

  • Relax in the re-vitalizing steaming hot waters at Krauma

  • Descent into an extinct volcano and venture in the old magma chamber

  • A fun-filled off-road buggy driving adventure outside Reykjavik

Our tour lets you explore some of the most beautiful and interesting landscapes and formations that have been created by the fire and heart shaping the iconic Icelandic landscape. You will explore some of the hidden gems along the Western coast of Iceland while being based in Reykjavik for your entire stay. This tour is perfect for anybody who is looking for some fun-filled days while getting as close as possible to Iceland's geological heritage.

 

TOUR DETAILS

DAY 2 – FAT-BIKING ON THE REYKJANES PENINSULA (B)

Explore the geo-thermal and volcanic activity of the UNESCO Geopark of Reykjanes on a fat-bike adventure, where you will ride across lava fields, snow-covered trails and bizarre lunar landscapes. Overnight in Reykjavik.

DAY 3 - THORSMORK VALLEY HIKE (B)

Venture off into the beautiful valley of Thorsmork, nestled between the Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull and Tindfjallajökull glaciers. Discover breath-taking scenery along bizarre lava formations, sparkling glaciers and dramatic canyons on a guided hiking tour. Overnight in Reykjavik.

DAY 4 - INSIDE THE VOLCANO (B, L)

Visit the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano, which last erupted 4,000 years ago. Descent 120m into the empty magma chamber, where you will get to admire the fascinating colorful rock formations that have been shaped by heat and pressure. Learn more about the activity and history of Thrihnukagigur and explore the chamber on the ground. Overnight in Reykjavik.

DAY 5 - OFF-ROAD BUGGY TOUR (B)

Enjoy some of the beautiful nature around Reykjavik on a thrilling off-road buggy adventure. Drive through rugged volcanic terrain and mud pools while enjoying the stunning scenery and getting your adrenaline pumping on this half day tour. The afternoon is free to enjoy in Reykjavik. Overnight in Reykjavik.

DAY 6 - GLYMUR WATERFALL - KRAUMA (B)

Hike along a beautiful canyon, through caves and across rivers to Glymur Waterfall, the second highest waterfall in Iceland. To finish your trip, relax in the steaming thermal pools at Krauma and enjoy the wonderful scenery. Overnight in Reykjavik.

DAY 7 - DEPARTURE (B)

Transfer to the airport and departure

OUR SERVICE FOR YOU

The itinerary is flexible and we have plenty of adventure in store, so should you wish to make minor changes to the suggested itinerary or extend your stay, we will be happy to talk to you.

 

DAY 1 - WELCOME TO REYKJAVIK

Transfer from the airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore Reykjavik. Overnight in Reykjavik.

 

SERVICES INCLUDED

ACCOMMODATION

Good middle-class hotels and guesthouses

TRANSPORT

Private transfers and small group tours

MEALS

Breakfasts (B), Lunches (L) and Dinners (D) as outlined

EXPERIENCES

Activities, tours & visits as outlined

GUIDE

Qualified, English speaking guide on all tours, activities and experiences

SERVICE

Expert travel planning, trip preparation and on tour support

FORMAL

Taxes and insurances for the activities