Inside the Volcano

Description

Ever wonder what a volcano looks like on the inside? This unique excursion takes you quite literally inside a dormant volcano. We enter through the top crater and descend to the bottom of its magma chamber, which was once filled with steaming hot lava.

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Þríhnjúkagígur Volcano is the only spot on earth where it’s advisable to explore a magma chamber from the inside. The volcano has not erupted for 4.000 years and shows no signs of coming to life anytime soon, so it is safe to enter. The volcano is located approximately 25 minute from Reykjavik. Once we arrive, we will need to hike across a lava field in order to reach the crater- now you have entered the volcanic zone! The walk is moderate and typically takes 30-40 minutes. Employing a system used to carry window washers outside of tall buildings, you will be lowered 120 metres (400 feet) in an open elevator. All equipment and procedures have been tested extensively and approved by the administration of Occupational Safety and Health in Iceland- rest assured! No knowledge of hiking or climbing is needed. Distance Walked: Approximately 2,5 km (1.7 miles) each way. Groups will be small, so you will have the personal attention of your experienced guides.


Details

Included

✓ Pickup from hotel in Reykjavík
✓ All safety gear; helmets, harness, etc.
✓ Soup, coffee or tea and perhaps some sweets as well
✓ Volcano tour of a lifetime!

What to bring

✓ Dress according to weather
✓ Good hiking shoes: Sneakers are not recommended
✓ Warm sweater or jacket; temperature inside the crater, about 5-6°C (42-43°F)
✓ Camera
✓ Water bottle (optional)

Highlights

• Literally inside a volcano
• Caving
• Once in a lifetime experience

Information

Price: 42.000 ISK per person
Difficulty: Rated 2 out of 5 or Easy
Duration: 5-6 hours
Location: Þríhnjúkagígur
Distance: 25 min from Reykjavík
Season: 15th of May to the 10th of September
Operation: Every day
Maximum number of participants: 8 persons per guide
Minimum age: 12 years old

Pickup times & Returns

Free pick up: from Hotel (varies on bookings)
Arrival Time: (depends when booked)
Return Time: (varies on bookings)

Bookings

All bookings for this tour are made upon request

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