Date: October 26th
Duration: 4-5 hours
Price: ISK 16.000
An eruption in Reykjavik is not a question of if, just when. It´s volcanoes erupt every 500-1000 years. The last one erupted almost 900 years ago, another more than 1.000 years ago and the third one, a wild canon, erupted more than 2.000 years ago. In other words, they are overdue. But don´t be alarmed, we should know several days ahead. So, you can relax and enjoy a tour into the beautiful nature of Reykjavik´s volcanoes spiced up with some geological knowledge and good storytelling.
On our way to Seltún we will see where the lava ran last time and where it is most likely that it will run to shore next time – which is over one of the newest districts in the capital area.
Apart from being the center of volcanic activity, Seltún is a highly active and stunningly beautiful geothermal area with hot springs and boiling fumaroles all around. We take a walk around the area with a guide specialized in the geology and volcanic activity of the area. It is a perfect time to take pictures, enjoy the nature and each other’s company.
On our way from Seltún we stop at Maríuhellar, a perfect and easy to access an example of a lava tube cave. We explain how these caves are formed during an eruption and take a look into the caves while enjoying a complimentary refreshment. Stories about the former residents of the cave, ordinary people, outlaws, elves and trolls might follow.
We park a short walk away from the river and where we can see the lava that ran through this part of the city 4.600 years ago. We enjoy the beautiful view point over the waterfalls, answer your questions, take pictures and salute the volcanoes before going back to the hotel.
Registration to this tour can be made via the hotel and tour booking link, click here.