Inside the Volcano

Person inside a dormant volcano in Iceland
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  • Literally inside a volcano
  • Once in a lifetime experience
  • Amazing colors in hues of red, yellow and purple
  • 120 meters (400 feet) descend in an open elevator


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 meters (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.

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Inside the Volcano


  • All year
Duration: 5-6 hours


  • Rated 3 out of 5 or Moderate


  • Yes

Minimum Age:

  • 18 years old
Price: ISK 42,000


  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik (special stops)
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Professional travel guide
  • All safety gear; helmets, harness etc.

Not included:

  • Meals & drinks

What to bring:

  • Dress warmly (trainers and jeans is not sufficient)
  • Good hiking shoes ( about 2.5 km each way)
  • Warm sweater or jacket; temperature inside the crater, about 5-6°C (42-43°F)
  • Camera
  • Water bottle (optional)

Pickup times:

  • Pick up from hotels and guesthouses starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.


  • From: 08:00-13:00, 10:00-15:00, 11:00-16:00, 12:00-17:00, 14:00-19:00, 15:00-20:00


  • Every day

Special Requirements:

  • Wear proper walking/hiking shoes - about 2.5 km each way
  • Wear warm clothes - trainers and jeans is not sufficient

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