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What gear/clothing is needed for the tour?

27

Feb

It honestly depends on how the weather is on the day of the tour. Most of the tours are during the summer, so the temperature shouldn’t be too cold. However, it can be very windy and rainy in the area so we recommend checking the weather forecast for the day of your tour. Please make sure to bring appropriate clothing for the weather of the day. For example, we highly recommend bringing a waterproof jacket when there is a potential for rain. Even when it’s sunny and warm, we recommend that you bring a sweater with you. The temperature inside … Continue reading

Can I drink alcohol before/during the tour?

27

Feb

No! If suspicion arises that participant(s) are under the influence of alcohol or any other drug(s), they will be prohibited from going into the volcano.

Is there a minimum age limit for the tour?

27

Feb

The age limit is 8 years old.  It is particularly important that children are well dressed on the tour, so please make sure that they are dressed appropriately for a 40 minutes hike. Especially if the weather is bad (cold/wind/rain). Also, keep in mind that it’s always cold in the crater. So even though it’s warm outside, make sure to bring warm clothes for your child to wear while down in the crater.  The price is 22,000 ISK for children (8-12 years old). Note that we cannot make a refund if it turns out that your child is not able … Continue reading

How far is it from Reykjavik to the volcano?

27

Feb

About 30 km (20 miles). The drive usually takes about 25–30 minutes. You will find directions here.

Can I drive to the location myself?

27

Feb

Yes, you’re welcome to. Just make sure you arrive at the meeting point in time for your tour. You can find everything you need to know about self-driving to the meeting point by following this link. This includes the exact coordinates of the meeting point, at what time you should arrive, and how long it takes to drive there from Reykjavik. Note that the pickup is complimentary so driving yourself does not affect the price.

Is it possible to do a private tour?

27

Feb

Yes, of course. You can read all about that here.

Can I take rocks from the crater away with me, as a souvenir?

27

Feb

No, absolutely NOT. And we trust that all participants will respect this magnificent phenomenon enough not to try to sneak any rocks into their pockets.

Can I take my camera down with me?

27

Feb

Of course, take as many pictures as you can – and we would love it if you’d share them with your friends!

How big is the magma chamber?

27

Feb

It’s HUGE! The enormous size of the crater is both intimidating and beautiful. In more details, the ground space is equivalent to almost three full-sized basketball courts planted next to each other and the distance from top to bottom is a little short of three times the Statue of Liberty. For those more interested in numbers, the crater opening has a diameter of approximately 4×4 meters (12×12 ft). That leads to the 120 m (400 ft) deep, bottle-shaped volcanic vault, measuring 50×70 m (160×220 ft) at the bottom. Volcanic passages continue down to the southwest, to a total depth of … Continue reading

Are passengers on the tour insured?

27

Feb

That depends on how extensive your own private home and/or travel insurance is. You are not insured through 3H Travel. Please read our terms and conditions for detailed information about this issue.