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Litli Hrutur Active Iceland Volcano Tour

Explore Iceland's new active volcano with this guided tour from Reykjavik

Currently, the volcano is not active. Online reservations are not available.

1 day
Starts: From the Reykjavik bus station
Ends: To Reykjavik bus station 10 to 12 hours later
Free cancellation!


Get up close and personal with Iceland's most recently erupted volcano with this guided tour from Reykjavik.

During the Litli Hrutur Active Iceland Volcano Tour you will make a demanding trek through lava paths of 2-3 hours outbound and 2-3 hours return with a total of 18 km in the company of a professional guide. The safest way to get to know an erupting volcano. 

The tour also includes round-trip transfers from Reykjavik in comfortable buses with wi-fi on board. And although it is essential to be in good physical shape to do it, your guide will be waiting for you with Hraun chocolate bars that will give you all the energy you need to not miss a single crater.

Tour details


  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Hraun chocolate bar

Not included

  • Food
  • Drinks

Important information

It is essential to be in good physical shape to do the tour. The hike is long (9 km out and 9 km back), and involves 2-3 hours of walking each way on a gravel road.

During the tour you may be exposed to volcanic contamination if you get too close to the lower part of the active volcano. It is very important that you pay attention to the guide's safety recommendations.

It is mandatory to wear hiking boots for the tour. 

It is mandatory to bring enough water and food for the entire duration of the tour.

This tour is only suitable for people from 12 to 70 years old. No exceptions.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 24 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Litli Hrutur Active Iceland Volcano Tour

Difficulty: high

Distance: 18 km

Duration of trek: 4-6 hours

Duration of tour: 10-12 hours

08:30 A.M.

Pick up in Reykjavik

The day starts with pick-up at the Reykjavik bus station at 9:00 am. You will board the vehicle and together with your guide you will drive to the start of the tour.

On the way to Litli-Hrútur (area where the erupting volcano is located) you will pass through a highly volcanic area, where you will see ancient lava fields that have invaded the entire Reykjanes peninsula.

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Guided trekking on the Litli Hrutur volcano

Once at the parking lot, you will get out of the vehicle and start the hike to the volcano. Always accompanied by your guide, you will head towards the newly formed lava fields on an exciting hike near the recent eruption.

The hike is almost 20 km in total (approximately 9 km out and 9 km back). With those incredible views in the background, you will make a stop for a refreshing drink of HRAUN chocolate, which means lava in Icelandic.

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Return to Reykjavik

The trek will continue until you reach the top of a mountain, where you will be able to see the volcano and the magnificent lava fields from above.

You will return to the parking lot by the same route and the bus will be waiting to take you back to Reykjavik. You will be back in the city 10 to 12 hours after the start of the tour. Depending on the length of the trek and traffic conditions.

iceland volcano eruption reykjavik

What to bring to Litli Hrutur Active Iceland Volcano Tour

  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Hiking boots (rental available as an extra)
  • Crampons (rental available as an extra)
  • Water
  • Food

Questions & Answers

  • What is the minimum age for this trek?

    To make the trek to the Fagradalsjall volcano the minimum age is 10 years old.
  • What route is followed to reach the volcano?

    We follow the route indicated each day by the Icelandic Rescue Team to avoid the smoke according to the wind direction.
  • During which months will I see the volcano during the day light?

    You will be able to see the volcano in daylight during the months of April, May, June, July, August and September. On the other hand, you will see the volcano in the dark during the months of January, February, March and October.

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