From £294

This unique volcano tour takes you inside a dormant volcano, through the top crater and to the bottom of its magma chamber!

Ever wondered what a volcano looks like on the inside? This unique volcano tour, only available during the summer season,  literally takes you inside a dormant volcano, through the top crater and to the bottom of its magma chamber.

Thrihnukagigur volcano is the only place on earth where it's safe to explore a magma chamber from the inside. The volcano has not erupted for 4.000 years and shows no signs of coming to live again anytime soon. Head out of Reykjavik by car to the volcano, approximately 25 minute drive. You'll then walk over a genuine Icelandic lava field to approach the volcano (moderate level hiking, 2 out of 5, about 30-40 minutes. When you reach the volcano, your group will use an open elevator system to descend 400 feet into the ground. (All equipment and processes have been tested extensively and approved by the administration of Occupational Safety and Health in Iceland) The view is amazing and intriguing.

Note: Passengers should be in reasonable physical shape for this tour, moderate walking on unpaved surface required.

Wear: Hiking boots (essential), wind and waterproof outer jacket. Dress for cool temperatures, the crater is about 6°C year-round.

Bring: Bottled water, camera, good spirits- this tour is all about having fun!

Included: Pick up/drop off from hotel, all required safety gear (helmets, harnesses etc, light refreshments.)
Departure: Daily at 08:00, 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 (hotel pick up 30-45 min prior)
Duration: 5-6 hours.
Season: Daily 15th May - 30th September
Price per person: From £294
Age limit: Participants need to be 12 years or older

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Booking instructions 

1)  While booking your holiday, you will be given the option to add day excursions and airport transfers as part of the booking process. Please first select the package you wish to book with travel dates and accommodation.    

2)  If you have already booked a holiday with us, you can retrieve your booking here and follow the instructions for adding day excursions and airport transfers.

3) If you have made a flight only booking with Icelandair, click here to book day excursions and airport transfers. Please be sure to provide the name of your hotel when prompted for pick up purposes. 

  • No refund for unused travel services or land arrangements 
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