The center of the earth - Descend 120 meters into a dormant volcano that erupted 4.000 years ago

Descend 120 meters into a volcano that erupted 4.000 years ago

Journey Towards the Center of the Earth!

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The Tour

We have created a tour around a natural phenomenon that has opened a door to a new world!

The Volcano

The dormant Þríhnúkagígur volcano is natural phenomenon beyond belief

About Us

This is the official website of the company that created the Inside the Volcano tour and is the only operator


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Tour Duration
5-6 hours
With about 35 - 40 minutes inside the volcano
Fitness level needed
No knowledge of hiking or climbing is required
Distance Walked
3 km (2 MI)
The hike usually takes around 45–50 minutes each way
Age limit
8 years
We have made exceptions to age limit upon request.


  • Pick-up at your hotel
  • All safety gear
  • Personal experience
  • Traditional Icelandic meat soup
  • Free Cancelations (min 24-hour notice)
  • Drop-off back at hotel


  • Gear disinfected after every use
  • Easy to keep 2m distance on the hike
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before tour


47.000 ISK

Price per person

(Approximately 305 Euros/ 330 USD)
Applies to all individuals participating in any of the scheduled tours

Volcano meeting point

Customer reviews

“Don't think about it, JUST GO”

“Put this at the top of your list of amazing, one-of-a-kind experiences than you can only do in the extraordinary country of Iceland! You'll start off with a 45 minute hike across a stunning lava field before arriving at the base camp near the volcano. After relaxing at base camp and getting the intro, you'll soon find yourself on a small elevator making the descent into the dormant volcano. Seriously, this is a can't miss, once-in-a-lifetime kind of adventure. Also included in the trip are commemorative scarves, delicious soup and your team of warm, professional and highly knowledgable guides. Arguably worth a trip to Iceland just to do this, but of course, there are a thousand reasons to go to Iceland. But make sure this is one of them!”

- Albert S

“Incredible tour, great company”

“This was such a great experience! We had a hiccup at the beginning of our tour (our fault), but we called the company and they were INCREDIBLY accommodating and we didn't end up missing out on anything. They went above and beyond to make sure that we had a great tour. We hiked in right after a snowfall, but they had made tracks in the snow and it wasn't difficult overall. The scenery was breathtaking. It was about a 40 minute hike to the volcano. The soup they provide after the tour is delicious as well! I would definitely recommend this tour and this company.”

- JessicaF2995

“One of the best lifetime experiences from a very seasoned traveler”

“I have been to about 80 countries and this experience is one of the best and memorable yet. Where else can u decent through a volcano into a huge magma chamber? Once inside, you surprisingly see rainbow like colors and and the size of the chamber is surprising.”

- TravelSnob1

“Inside the Volcano - Out of this world !!!”

“Truly an unbelievable & emotional experience !! Unlike anything out there. Everything about this tour, from start to finish, was extraordinary. I will never forget my journey down into a place where Mother Nature has allowed us wee-humans to venture in to. Simply put, awesome !!!”

- HEWright236

“An Eye-opening Experience”

“While descending into the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano, my heart was pounding with excitement. And it’s so amazing to be surrounded by different colours and shapes of rocks that were formed about 4500 years ago. The stunning journey is actually not limited to visiting the inside of the volcano, but also outside. We walked on a path through the lava field and crossed between the North America and European tectonic plates when heading to Thrihnukagigur. It’s tranquil and beautiful. Thanks to the professional guides and the entire team for giving me this unique and eye-opening experience!”

- veronica c

“2nd time I go there, def not the last! <3”

“Ok so this is one of the coolest outdoor activity to do near Reykjavik and a once in a lifetime experience. Get yourself inside the lava chamber of the volcano and admire the magnificent colors on the chamber walls. Definitely take some waterproof shoes and pants if you go in fall/winter. My 11yo daughter and I didn't and spent a few hours soaking wet at -4 degrees. Memorable experience :) The guides are super friendly. Alexia our guide was awesome and so kind to lend us some of her own clothes. Mister T's islander soup is to die for. Thanks for the chocolate too mate ;-) 5***** activity, hands down”

- Omri B

“A Singular Experience”

In the world today, advertisements and testimonials use every superlative word to sell one thing or another. Hyperbole and exaggeration are commonplace. So we become jaded. But there is nothing to sell here. There is just the opportunity for a singular experience on this planet. All of the rave reviews for this volcano pale in comparison to the beauty and grandeur that meet your eyes. Believe them.

- sjcsan

“Exceeded Expectations”

“This is certainly one of those things that you have to do at least once in a lifetime. You hike through the lava fields to get to the volcano, experiencing some amazingly surreal landscapes. The tour managers take extra care to ensure your safety and are super-helpful should you have any questions. Just make sure to bring extra warm clothing. Highly recommended!”

- salman2011

“Breathtaking Experience”

“Complete experience, from staff members, hike, volcano, lamb soup, is just amazing. There's absolutely no way I can put in words the fulfillment and happiness derived from the experience. If there's an excursion you want to take, it is this one no exception. A huge shoutout to the team, they are the most humbled, funny, friendly people I experienced in the whole country!”

- Inocencia R

“Kaboom! True once in a lifetime experience!”

“Holly sh*t, we are inside a volcano! Thats what you will be thinking as you decend into the depths of this antient lave Shute! Hundreds of feet to the volcano floor! There you will have an opportunity to explore. It’s amazingly colorful and awe inspiring site. Professional and friendly staff make this experience safe, without limiting your ability to investigate the environment. True once in a lifetime experience!”

- Olga H

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