Inside the Volcano

The Volcano

Hasn’t erupted in
4000 years
Thrihnukagigur volcano is safely dormant
Total depth
700 ft.
You can easily fit the Statue of Liberty in there!
Total ground space
160×220 FT.
Make no mistake - it’s huge!
It takes
6 minutes
To lower all the way to the bottom of the crater


Thrihnukagigur volcano is ideally located, midway between Reykjavik and the Golden Circle area. It takes around 30 minutes to drive from the city to the parking lot outside Blue Mountain cabin (meeting point), from where the hike needed to reach the crater starts.

As the below map shows, the volcano is not far from some of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland, such as the Blue lagoon, Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir hot spring area and Thingvellir National Park. Hence, a trip to the Thrihnukagigur volcano can easily fit into a route that includes those attractions.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to get there.

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