Inside the Volcano

The Tour

Tour Duration
5-6 hours
With about 35 - 40 minutes inside the volcano
Fitness level needed
Moderate
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
How to get there

How to get there

1) Arriving from Reykjavik with included transfer:
The scheduled tour includes pick-up and drop-off from/to your hotel in Reykjavik. We highly recommend this option!

If you are staying at a hotel in the city centre, you might want to simply show up at the bus station from where the tour departs. That’s Iceland Excursion’s main station at Hafnarstraeti, located centrally down town (see the below map). The tour starts there on the scheduled departure time so please be there 20 minutes before.


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2) Arriving on your own from Reykjavik:
The GPS coordinates for the meeting point at Blue Mountains parking lot are: N 63.98502 (Latitude),  W -21.649949 (Longitude). Please also read the directions to be safe !


View Thrihnukagigur Volcano – Inside the Volcano  in a larger map

From your location in Reykjavik, find your way to Ring Road route nr. 1 (purple line), through Sudurlandsvegur road. Drive straight for about 15 minutes and then turn right on to Blafjallavegur road nr. 417 (dark green). Drive straight down that road until it changes into road nr. 407. Don’t make a right turn to the gravel part of road 417 – continue straight on road 407 towards the ski resort.

The roads are paved all the way from Reykjavik to the meeting point and suitable for all vehicles (even small cars like Toyota Yaris or similar). If you are at any point driving on a gravel road, then you are on the wrong track.

After driving for around 10 minutes after turning off route 1, you’ll see a sign that says ‘Inside The Volcano – Parking 300 meters’. Drive that distance and you will notice a parking lot that also holds a sign marked ‘Inside the Volcano’. Please note that there are other parking lots in the area, but the correct one is where you´ll see our sign (and probably other cars as well!)

The tours depart from Reykjavik at 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 16:00, and the walk over the lava field starts around 30 minutes past the hour. So, you should be on the parking lot 20 minutes past the departure hour you have booked. Do not be late! Wait for a guide, who will escort you and other passengers on the tour during the hike from the parking lot to the volcano.

3) Arriving on your own from the Golden Circle area/South Coast:
From your location in the southwest corner of Iceland, find your way to the town of Selfoss and/or Hveragerdi. From either of those towns, follow Ring Road route nr. 1 westbound (Light green) through Sudurlandsvegur road. Drive straight for about 15 minutes from Hveragerdi village, until you can take a left turn onto Blafjallavegur road. Follow the directions as stated above.

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