Hot Spring Volcano Hike

Hot Spring Volcano 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.

Departures 2017:
1st of May to 15th of September.
Departure days: All days
Price: Adult: 180,- USD. Child: 165 USD
Minimum age: 12 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.
Language: English
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:
Hiking boots
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 17:00pm (5pm)

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Let’s walk down the memory lane.

Here is a video from 2011