Hot Spring Volcano Hike
Hot Spring Volcano Evening Hike
Prices from 180,-USD
Join our legendary evening hike into one of the most beautiful and inspiring areas of Iceland. We hike into an ancient volcanic crater with bubbling mud, mystical geothermal steam and stunning scenery. We bathe in a geothermal warm river that will soothe your soul and charge your batteries. An authentic Icelandic experience not to be missed!
Photographs from this tour
Welcome to the 7th season of our legendary White Night Volcano Hike
We depart from Reykjavík in the late afternoon and take off southeast bound. As soon as we are out of town you will see lava fields unfold and grand mountains rising in the horizon – all shaped by powerful forces of nature. Soon you’ll find yourself on a bumpy road cutting through the lava field on an adventurous journey to our hiking destination.
We start the hike on the top of Hengill volcano 800 m above sea level. This is one of the largest and most powerful geothermal areas on Earth, but don’t worry this volcano has not erupted for 2000 years. As soon as we head out you’ll see clouds of mysterious steam coming up from the boiling hot mud pots. Soon you will find yourself in another world also known as Reykjadalur or simply: Steamy Valley.
We hike downhill into the ancient crater and the green luscious valley with a hot river running through it – like taken out of a movie scene from Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones. Here we will find a good spot to bathe in the steamy, hot, geothermal water. This is the part that will bring out the big relaxed smiles and the real holiday feeling.
Recharged and refreshed we continue the hike downhill passing more steam, grazing sheep, stunning scenery, and even a hot waterfall. At the bottom, we will be picked up by our driver and taken back to Reykjavik with Icelandic music in our ears and feeling a little bit high on Icelandic nature. This hike is downhill all the way and can be done by all ages from 8-65 years. And a great tour for those who want to spend less time in a car and more time in the nature.
1st of May to 15th of September. From Hallgrims Church at 17:00. From 16th of September Fridays and Mondays at 14:00
Departure days: 1st of May to 15th of September: All days. From 16th of September – 31st of October: Fridays and Mondays.
Price: Adult (18+): 180,- USD. Youth (10-17): 165 USD. Private tour 1400 USD for up to 4 pax incl. car, gas & guide.
Minimum age: 10 years.
Tour type: For anyone who wants enjoy an evening in pure nature in one of the most magical places in Iceland.
Group size: Min. 4 guests, max. 18 guests. For this tour to be confirmed, the minimum number of passengers has to be met. If the tour is not confirmed you will get a full refund.
What’s included: We offer all guests one local beer and a surprise, hot spring bathing.
Duration: 6-7 hours. Est. arrival time in Reykjavik is 23:00.
Hiking-level: Although the hike is easy and downhill all the way it requires flexibility and reasonable fitness level. This hike has steep parts that are not for people with weak knees, or injuries…
What to wear:
We are in the arctic and the weather can be windy and brutal in the winter. Therefore it is very important to dress well. Bring good hiking boots and warm socks, windproof and rainproof outer layer, light and warm inner layer, such as wool, fleece or thermal. Also remember a scarf and gloves. NO city boots.
What to bring:
Bathing suit + towel
Water + food
Camera and tripod
Big smiles – you’ll be an active part of the tour and conversation.
Friendly note: We expect you to be an active part of the tour. Join the conversation. Speak up. Ask questions. Share your thoughts. Make new friends. And most of all remember to enjoy the moment .
You are not alone: As Iceland has become a major hotspot destination you must expect other tourists around you. On every tour we will aim to get away from the masses, but there will be busy stops too. Instead of being annoyed about it we try to see the beauty in people coming to admire our pure nature…rather than just another resort with a shopping mall and a theme park.
Pick up will be from Hallgrims Church by the statue of the Explorer Leifur Erikson. This is a central pick up for most locations down town.
We meet at 17:00 from 1st of May to 15th of September. From 16th of September till 31st of October at 14:00
Dont take our work for it, here are few Tripadvisor comments.
“I really enjoyed my hot spring volcano hike, led by guides Kristina and Hlynur, who were both enthusiastic, knowledgable and fun. The rest of the small group too, were all interesting and lovely company for the 7 hours we were together.
The hike itself is broken up well, with the best bit being the natural hot spring dip (topped off with some Icelandic food & beer!) It felt more like an adventure, really, all the way through. Super fun to hike down after the spring in the dark, even came across a friendly sheep. Would definitely recommend!”
Visited August 2017.
“I took the White Night Volcano Hike tour on my last night in Reykjavik, and I have to say, it was a perfect way to end an amazing trip!! Goecco is my favorite tour company in Iceland! Jonas and Christina are the nicest people and their staff are professional, knowledgeable and you feel like you’re a little family. The hike itself was moderate with stunning views. Mid hike, we relaxed in a Geothermal river and exchanged travel stories. On the way down, we met new friends on the trail. I have to say, this was one of my favorite tours. I cannot wait to go back to Iceland again and create new memories with Goecco.”
Visited July 2017.
“Just do this – it will be a definite highlight of your trip! Our Guide was “Ana” – and she was simply perfect for the small group of hikers we were. The adventure begins with a fun off road experience. Once dropped at the take off spot the landscape never fails to amaze as it is ever changing. The sheep were a major player in the fun or our hike as they were very entertaining. We found many trolls, an elf hot tub and had many laughs along the way. The hike itself is not too demanding, though there are some steeper portions made easier by the poles GoEcco provided for us. The stop at the hot springs, really a heated river, for a nice long soak was definitely an experience not to miss! The time spent getting to know the other hikers as you enjoyed a beverage (or two) is something I will never forget. This company is wonderful, and Ana was perfect – thank you SO much for sharing your country and positive energy with us!!”
Visited June 2017.
5 of 5 stars
“My family of four (including two teenagers) experienced both the White Night tour with Erla and the Four Elements tour with Halli. We were in awe of the knowledge, insights, and beauty that both guides provided. We loved every part of each of the tours as well as the incredible service that Goecco provided. I would absolutely use this company again and recommend that you do too!!!”
Visited August 2016.