Explore the inside of a unique dormant volcano that last erupted about 4,000 years ago. The tour starts with a about 45-60 minutes/3 km hike (each way), to the crater. When you’ve reached the crater you’ll decent 120m in an open cable lift into the giant crater once filled with steaming hot lava. The beauty of the crater mostly consists in the various coloration found inside it and its enormous. The ground space is equivalent to almost three full-sized basketball courts planted next to each other and the height is such that it would easily fit full sized Statue of Liberty into the chamber. It’s huge!
Þríhnúkagígur crater is an exceptional place as generally the magma chambers collapse after an eruption. It is one of very few places in the world where you can actually enter a volcano’s magma chamber.
Departure: Every day from 15 May – 15 October
Included: Pick up and drop off, guidance and caving equipment
Bring & wear: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, warm gloves and a thin hat or warm buff or headband. Sturdy hiking shoes/boots are vital
Requirements: Participants have to be able to walk 6 km (3 km each way) on partly uneven ground. Minimum age is 12 years
Duration: 5-6 hours in total / approx. 1 hour hike each way and 40 min inside the crater
Pick up: starts 30 min before departure at hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik