Inside the Volcano

The Tour

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)
The hike usually takes around 45–50 minutes each way
Age limit
12 years
We can and have made exceptions on the age though
The Tour

The Tour

The dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano is a unique natural phenomenon. By setting up the necessary gear and equipment, we’ve created a tour that opens the door to a new world.

It really isn’t that complicated to experience it. All you need is the willingness to do a moderate 45–50 minute hike (to get to the crater) and the guts to descend 120 meters/400 feet to the bottom of the crater in an open cable lift.


  • Operation dates: From May 10 – October 31

  • Tour departures: Several departures every day. The first tour at 8:00 and the last tour in the afternoon.

  • Duration: 5–6 hours (about 40 minutes inside the volcano).

  • Fitness level needed: Moderate (the difficulty is 2 out of a possible 5). No knowledge of hiking or climbing is required. It’s not a steep uphill walk, but the surface is partly uneven. The last 10 minutes of the hike are the most challenging, with an elevation of around 100m/350ft. This is NOT a tour for those in no or limited physical shape.

  • Distance walked: Approximately 3 km (2 miles) each way. The walk usually takes around 45–50 minutes (depending on the condition of people in the group). A guide will be with you at all times during the walk.

  • Minimum age limit: 12 years (we can and have made exceptions on the age. Contact us if you want to convince us that your kid is up for adventure).

  • Price: ISK 44.000.


  • Pick-up at your hotel in Reykjavik.

  • All safety gear, helmets, harnesses, etc.

  • Small groups, plenty of guides = personal experience.

  • Volcano tour of a lifetime.

  • Traditional Icelandic meat soup, coffee/tea and perhaps some sweets as well. We also serve vegetarian soup.

  • Transfer back to your hotel in Reykjavik.


  • Good shoes – We recommend wearing hiking boots on the tour since the trail is rocky and can get wet and muddy on a rainy day.

  • Outdoor clothing. The weather in the mountains can be very different to the city. A warm sweater and rain gear is very useful, not least because it’s always the same temperature inside the crater – about 5–6°C (42–43°F). That’s cold!

  • A camera. You will want to remember this trip. Yes, you can take as many pictures as you want!

  • A good spirit. This tour is all about having fun.

We encourage you to read more about Thrihnukagigur volcano and take a look at the detailed itinerary of the tour.

The below video should also give you a good idea of what it’s all about:

We ask all visitors to behave responsibly during the tour. The environment is extremely sensitive and we expect visitors to leave no footprint in the environment. What you carry in, you carry out.

You will be surrounded by expert guides at all times and you can rest assured that extreme safety precautions are taken at every step of the process.

We have a few videos that give a glimpse into what the experience is like. You can watch them all in our video gallery.

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