Monthly Archives: May 2015

An Eye-opening Experience

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May

While descending into the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano, my heart was pounding with excitement. And it鈥檚 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鈥檚 tranquil and beautiful. Thanks to the professional guides and the entire team for giving me this unique and eye-opening experience!

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

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May

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 馃檪 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 … Continue reading

Going inside a volcano – BBC

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May

Kate Humble from BBC explores Thrihnukagigur volcano

The big idea at Thrihnukagigur Volcano

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May

Plans are to build a ground tunnel from the surface that lead into the centre of the crater. From the tunnel, visitors will walk to a viewing platform inside the crater from where the enormous size of the chamber can be enjoyed.

The Nature and Environment

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May

Thrihnukagigur is located approx. 30 km from the capital of Reykjavik. It sits in a giant lava field within the protected area of Blafj枚ll Country Park.

Journey Towards The Centre Of The Earth

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May

This video should give you a (very) short preview on what the tour is all about !

P谩ll Sveinsson

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May

Father of Bergr煤n.聽 P谩ll or “Palli” or “The Steal-Mouse” as he is called is one of the most experienced climbers in the country. He is a dedicated mountaineer and likes to spend his free time inside the volcano

脼贸runn Gar冒arsd贸ttir

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May

脼贸runn is a registered nurse and is a director of a daycare center for seniors in Reykjavik.聽 She is truly a daughter of nature who loves being outdoor riding horses and going off-piste skiing.聽 脼贸runn has lived and worked in Switzerland and speaks German fluently.

Mar铆a P谩lsd贸ttir

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May

Mar铆a聽will make you feel welcome with her world famous meat soup. But underneath her warm demeanor is a multifaceted woman: she is an actress, entrepreneur, educator as well as a timid drag king. Mar铆a is full of surprises and keen observations about the varieties of Icelandic nature and culture.

脼贸ra J. J贸nasd贸ttir

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May

Mother of Arnar and J贸nas.聽 Thora has been a part-time guide for Inside the volcano since summer 2013. She simply聽just loves guiding in combination with her busy daily work as a veterinarian. She also trains a rescue dog and is a member of ICE-SAR, the Icelandic rescue squad. Besides rescue training, mountain hikes, skiing/snowboarding, horseback riding, and biking are among favorites.