Iceland Volcano Tour Packages
Explore volcanoes, magma chambers and lava fields on an Iceland volcano tour you’ll never forget. Your trip will be arranged by our local travel experts in Reykjavík, who will plan your route, accommodation and activities for you.
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About Your Iceland Volcano Tour
Delve into Iceland’s landscapes and marvel at mind-boggling volcanic sites across the country. You could see molten lava on an Iceland active volcano tour, and “journey to the centre of the Earth” by walking inside a magma chamber. Your personal travel consultant will organise it all for you.
When you book your Iceland trip with Nordic Visitor, you get:
• An authentic experience planned by an established and trusted agency
• A dedicated, local travel consultant to arrange your tour
• A detailed online personal itinerary with all bookings
• Hand-picked accommodation for a comfortable stay
• 24/7 phone support for peace of mind
• Special seasonal tour itineraries for summer and winter
Nordic Visitor has made it easy to start planning your getaway. Simply follow these steps:
1. Pick your favourite Nordic Visitor tour
2. Confirm your package
3. Check your confirmation email
4. Book your flights
5. Get ready for your trip
Why choose Nordic Visitor
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Plan your trip risk-free with Nordic Visitor's cancellation insurance. Add it to your booking to enjoy flexible terms and peace of mind. Purchase it with your package or secure it free of charge by booking a tour with 20% deposit or more. Terms & conditions apply.
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Your safety, wellbeing and enjoyment is at the heart of everything we do. That's why we’ve committed to the Icelandic Tourist Board’s “Clean & Safe” pledge, which reflects the health measures we are implementing to ensure you Travel With Confidence.
Trusted local travel experts
Headquartered in Reykjavík, Nordic Visitor is a leading travel agency which has been creating authentic Iceland tours since 2002. One of our local travel experts will use their in-depth knowledge of Iceland to plan and book your volcano tour. You can trust in them to organise your perfect trip.
You are in good hands
We are based in Iceland, so we are used to dealing with events like volcano eruptions or severe weather. Should anything unexpected arise, we will take care of reworking your itinerary while keeping you safe and informed. What’s more, you can reach us at any time of day via our 24/7 helpline.
Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when TripAdvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.
Leave all the work of trip planning to us. You’ll have a dedicated travel consultant who will take care of all the arrangements, from figuring out your route to booking your accommodation and volcano tours. All you need to do is sit back and look forward to your Iceland getaway.
Full financial protection
With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your tour arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. Your payments are safeguarded as we comply with European Union laws on Package Travel regulations. This guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event of insolvency.
Relax knowing that you’ll be staying at high-quality accommodation on your trip. Our Iceland experts have vetted all the hotels and guesthouses on your itinerary, ensuring that each one meets our high standards. You’ll only stay in places that are highly rated by our customers.
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We cannot wait to return to Iceland and look forward to booking future holidays with Nordic visitor. What was excellent in this case was that we had to do very little ourselves and it was all so well organised and arranged by Alexandra.
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Nordic Visitor provided my family with an unbelievable first trip to Iceland! All of the communication with our travel advisor, Helga, beforehand was impeccable and so thorough. Every step of our journey was so well thought out and perfectly timed. They made driving through the South of Iceland so comfortable, especially with a nine year old. Their recommendations of how to time everything was perfectly planned and we really felt that we got to see so much in a relaxed way in just 6 days. I will recommend this company to everyone and hope to go back to Iceland again and possibly Norway with their help!
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Your Volcanic Iceland Highlights
Love the idea of a volcano tour in Iceland, but not sure what to expect? Here are some volcanic wonders that await you in the Land of Fire and Ice...
- Watch in awe as molten lava flows from the volcano eruption at Fagradalsfjall, close to Grindavík
- Descend into the dormant Thrihnukagigur chamber near Reykjavík and explore “Inside the Volcano”
- Discover moon-like lava fields and milky green crater lakes around the active volcano, Askja
- Head to the Krafla caldera and Lake Mývatn to see lava pillars, mud pots and the Hverfjall crater
- Learn how underwater eruptions have shaped the Westman Islands at the Eldheimar Volcano Museum
- Walk through lava tunnels at the Raufarhólshellir or Víðgelmir caves on day trips from Reykjavík
- Enjoy a super jeep tour to Þórsmörk valley and gaze up at the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano
- Explore the Snæfellsjökull stratovolcano and Kirkjufell mountain on a trip to the Snæfellsnes peninsula
- Admire multi-coloured hot springs at Hveravellir and steam vents at the Hveradalir geothermal valley
Advice About Visiting Iceland
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Iceland Volcano Tours
If you’re looking for more advice about exploring volcanoes in Iceland, read on. You’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions about volcano tours below, provided by our Iceland travel experts who are based in Reykjavík.
We also have a dedicated hub for the erupting volcano in Iceland, where you’ll find travel tips and safety advice should you wish to visit Fagradalsfjall. If there’s something else you’d like to ask us, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
It may be a small country, but Iceland packs a geological punch, being home to around 130 volcanoes. You’ll find a mix of active and dormant volcanoes here, many of which you can explore on your trip to Iceland.
One of Iceland’s biggest and most powerful volcanoes is Katla. You can get close to it by visiting Vatnajökull National Park, although the volcano actually lies under the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. In fact, you can explore Katla’s natural ice caves, which form in the winter and melt in the spring.
Volcanoes in Iceland are not considered dangerous, largely because most of them are located away from human civilisation. What’s more, experts constantly monitor volcanic activity in order to predict eruptions before they happen.
Of course, if you’re visiting Iceland and want to see volcanoes, it’s important to follow local guidance to stay safe. You should stick to the designated pathways when you’re exploring volcanic sites on foot. And if any roads are closed, do not attempt to drive on them.
Check these health and safety tips on our travel guide to Iceland.
Yes, you can visit active volcanoes in Iceland, and you shouldn’t miss the experience if you are fascinated by nature and geology!
There are many places where you can enjoy an Iceland active volcano tour. Here’s our pick of the best experiences:
- See molten lava at Fagradalsfjall, a new volcano which started to erupt in the Reykjanes peninsula in March 2021
- Discover Askja in the central highlands and witness its crater lake, Öskjuvatn, the deepest body of water in Iceland
- Go hiking in Þórsmörk in the shadow of Eyjafjallajökull, a volcano on the south coast that famously erupted in 2010
- Marvel at the fumaroles, mud pots and lava fields around Krafla and Leirhnjúkur, 2 active volcanoes in North Iceland
Explore Landmannalaugar in the central highlands, a place of rhyolite mountains and hot springs at the foot of Hekla
Read more about the best volcanic experiences to have in Iceland on our experts’ blog.
In Iceland you can descend deep into a magma chamber to see the inside of a volcano. Aptly named the “Inside the Volcano” tour, this excursion takes you into the dormant crater of Thrihnukagigur, which you can enjoy on a day trip from Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital.
Trust us when we say that the “Inside the Volcano” tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Iceland is the only place in the world where you can do this!
As well as venturing into a dormant magma chamber, you can go lava caving in Iceland. Walk through underground tunnels formed by volcanic activity, passing stalagmites and stalactites as you go. You can do this while based in the capital, or Lake Mývatn in North Iceland.
Discover more of the top Iceland tours to add to your itinerary.
On your trip to Iceland, you might want to visit the volcano at Mount Fagradalsfjall, which started to erupt in March 2021. The volcanic site is situated in the Geldingadalur valley in the Reykjanes peninsula, about an hour’s drive from Reykjavík.
There are a couple of ways you can reach the Fagradalsfjall volcano. You could either drive from Reykjavík – a journey of around 1 hour – then hike to the eruption site. From the car park, it’s a 3-4 round-trip walk. Alternatively, you could take a bus from the capital if you’d prefer not to drive.
Another option is to visit Fagradalsfjall en route to the airport before your flight home. Keflavík International Airport is just 30 minutes away from the volcano car park, so you could see the eruption site before dropping off your rental car at the airport.
Or, for the most exhilarating way to see the volcano, take a helicopter tour from Reykjavík. It would take you no time at all to get to Fagradalsfjall and seeing the volcano from above is something few people get to experience!
Follow the latest guidance on visiting Fagradalsfjall with our Iceland volcano eruption update.
Although you can technically see volcanoes in Iceland year round, certain parts of the country are only accessible in the summer season. For example, most of the roads into the central highland region open in May or June and close in September.
Additionally, the ideal time for hiking in Iceland is between May and September, when the weather is at its best. This means that if you’d like to go trekking in Landmannalaugar or the Hveradalir geothermal valley, you’ll need to visit Iceland in summer.
Certain volcanic experiences are not available in winter either, such as the “Inside the Volcano” tour. You can enjoy this caving excursion at Thrihnukagigur between May and October only.
The best time to go to Iceland varies depending on the other activities you want to do though. Winter may not be a good time of year for hiking, but it has its own special appeal for other reasons.
If you dream of chasing the northern lights in Iceland, you should time your trip for the winter. That’s because you can expect dark nights between mid-September until mid-April, and you need darkness to see the colours in the sky.
Visit Iceland in winter and you might also explore natural ice caves on guided tours and witness landscapes glazed in frost, ice or snow.
Check out this complete guide for more tips on the best time to visit Iceland, according to local experts.
You can select your preferred arrival date for your Nordic Visitor tour. Simply choose a travel package online and find a date that suits you.
If you’ve already got a tour but now need to change your dates, contact your travel consultant as soon as possible to rearrange your trip.
Should you wish to add any attractions, activities or extra nights to your trip, you can do this online
After selecting your preferred travel package, pick and choose the optional extras that suit you. You can add volcanic experiences such as lava caving at Raufarhólshellir, a helicopter tour over Fagradalsfjall, and the “Inside the Volcano” excursion.
Or ask your dedicated travel consultant and they’ll tailor your itinerary to ensure it’s perfect for you, making suggestions that match your personal tastes.
You should book your flights once your Nordic Visitor tour has been confirmed. Do search for flights beforehand, so you know what’s available. But only purchase any flights after your travel consultant has secured your Iceland tour package.
By doing this your personal travel consultant will be able to introduce themselves to you and send you all of your booking details. As such, you can make a more informed choice when reserving flights in and out of Iceland. If you have any questions you can always contact us for advice.
Make sure you’re prepared for your trip to Iceland by packing gear for all weather. Iceland’s climate tends to be changeable, so you’ll want to be ready for anything.
Here’s our recommended packing list for Iceland:
- Fleece jacket or lightweight wool sweater
- Waterproof and windproof jacket
- Waterproof and windproof trousers
- Sturdy walking shoes
- Warm hat, scarf and gloves
- Thermal underwear and warm socks
- Cap or sun hat
- Swimwear and sandals
If you’re taking a winter tour of Iceland, don’t forget to bring warm layers. An insulated jacket is essential and you might want to pack ice cleats, ice grips or anti-slip soles to give your shoes better traction.
Don’t forget to bring SPF lotion and sunglasses with you for the summer months. An eye mask will also come in handy to help you sleep at night when it’s bright outside.
Our Iceland travel experts are ready to create your ideal volcano tour. Get in touch to start planning or to find out more about exploring volcanoes in Iceland.
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