Iceland Volcano Tour Packages
Explore volcanoes, magma chambers and lava fields on an unforgettable Iceland volcano tour. You’ll even get your own Reykjavík-based travel expert to plan your itinerary, complete with personal recommendations. This includes booking your accommodation, local transport and excursions.
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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 fly over an active volcano on a helicopter tour and walk along ancient underground lava tunnels.
When you book your Icelandic escape with Nordic Visitor, you get:
• An authentic travel experience operated by a trusted local company
• A dedicated, local travel consultant to arrange your tour
• A tailored itinerary, route and hand-marked map with personal recommendations
• Hand-picked accommodation for a comfortable stay
• 24/7 phone support during your adventure for peace of mind
• 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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Secure your trip your way with Nordic Visitor. Book a tour with as little as 10% deposit. With a 20% deposit or more, you will receive our cancellation insurance free of charge. You can also pay the full price right away to guarantee today’s exchange rate. Terms & conditions apply.
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 rely on them to organise your perfect trip.
You are in good hands
You can reach us 24/7 if anything crops up during your trip. Whether it's a volcanic eruption or weather issue, we will update your tour arrangements while keeping you safe and informed. With help just a call away, you can explore with confidence and enjoy a worry-free travel experience.
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.
Pick any of these Nordic Visitor volcano trips and we’ll take care of the details for you. Your dedicated travel consultant will book your accommodation, optional excursions and local transport before you get there. So, from the moment you touch down, your experience will be seamless.
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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... read more
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...
- Visit Iceland while the latest volcanic eruption happens on the Reykjanes peninsula, close to Grindavík
- Descend into a dormant magma chamber near Reykjavík on a guided "Into the Volcano" excursion
- Marvel at moon-like lava fields and turquoise 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
- Visit Snæfellsjökull National Park , home to a stratovolcano, glacier and the iconic Kirkjufell mountain
- Admire multi-coloured hot springs and steam vents at Hveravellir, a geothermal valley
Advice About Visiting Iceland
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Iceland Volcano Tours
When you explore with Nordic Visitor, you can Book With Confidence, safe in the knowledge that your payments are protected. To learn about our booking process, payments and more, please read these FAQs and booking terms.
Read on for answers to the most frequently asked questions about volcano tours in Iceland. And if there’s something specific you’d like to ask us, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Visit our Iceland volcano update page for the latest information on what’s happening at the 2023 Reykjanes peninsula eruption site near Litli-Hrútur.
Iceland may be a small country, but it packs a geological punch. In fact, the country is home to around 130 volcanoes. These are a mix of active and dormant volcanoes, many of which you can explore during your trip to Iceland.
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.
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:
- • Take a helicopter flight over the eruption site near Litli-Hrútur mountain, on the Reykjanes peninsula
- • 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 top excursions to add to your Iceland itinerary.
You’ve probably heard about the latest volcanic event in Iceland, which began on 10 July 2023. The eruption site is located near Litli-Hrútur peak, north of Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes peninsula. This area is around 30 kilometres (19 miles) away from the capital city of Reykjavík.
The conditions at Iceland’s latest volcanic eruption near Litli-Hrútur are still evolving. This means that the area can be opened and closed at short notice, due to volcanic activity or weather conditions. As such, we ask that you respect the advice issued by local authorities. You’ll find the latest updates on the Safe Travel Iceland website and our Iceland volcano update page.
Until the volcano is better understood by the Icelandic authorities and scientists, we don’t recommend visiting the eruption site on the Reykjanes peninsula. This is because new fissures could open at any time and without warning.
What’s more, depending on the wind direction, harmful gases can accumulate in the area. This means the eruption site is dangerous for children and people with respiratory conditions.
That said, the Icelandic authorities have created a trail from road 427 out of Grindavík to a viewing point near the eruption. The return trip is 18-20 kilometres (11-12.5 miles) over rough ground and steep slopes. Please note that it could take anywhere from 5 to 8 hours to complete the hike, plus any time spent at the eruption site.
Please bear in mind that the trail is only suitable for fit and experienced hikers. A day bag with warm and waterproof clothing, along with plenty of water and food for the hike are essential.
It’s also worth noting that the route to the volcano could be closed or redirected if the eruption spreads or the course of the lava changes.
You can use these resources to find out more about the eruption:
• Safetravel Iceland – for safety alerts and to check if the route to the eruption is open
• Icelandic Met Office – for the Icelandic weather forecast and updates on gas pollution
• Visit Reykjanes – for information on the hiking route and parking
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.
Yes, with Nordic Visitor tours you can select the arrival date that works best for you. Once you’ve chosen your travel package, pick your ideal start date from the trip’s online availability calendar.
If you’ve already booked but need to change dates, contact your travel consultant as soon as possible to ask about rearranging 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, you can choose from a selection of optional extras. These could include volcanic experiences, such as lava caving at Raufarhólshellir, a helicopter tour over the Reykjanes peninsula, or the “Inside the Volcano” excursion.
If there’s something specific you’d like to do, just ask your dedicated travel consultant. They’ll work with you to make sure your itinerary meets your Iceland travel dreams.
You can book your flights once your tour package has been confirmed. We do recommend checking flights beforehand, so you know what’s available. But only purchase flights after your travel consultant has finalised the arrangements for your trip.
By doing this your personal travel consultant will be able to introduce themselves to you and send you all of your booking details. This will let you make a more informed choice when reserving flights to and from 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:
- Waterproof and windproof jacket and trousers
- Warm, insulated jacket
- Sturdy walking shoes
- Warm fleece or woollen jumper
- Thermal underwear and socks
- Cosy hat, scarf and gloves
- Swimwear (for swimming pools and hot springs)
- Rucksack or day pack
- Reusable water bottle
If you’re taking a winter tour of Iceland, don’t forget to bring plenty of additional warm layers and a headtorch. You might also want to pack a pair of ice cleats for the soles of your shoes. This will give you more traction on slippery ground.
If you’re visiting during the summer months, don’t forget to bring sun cream. An eye mask will also come in handy to help you sleep when it’s bright outside at night.
Our Reykjavík-based travel experts are ready to create your ideal volcano tour. Get in touch to start planning your trip or to find out more about exploring volcanoes in Iceland.
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