Have you ever seen an actual active volcano?
On March 19th, 2021 an eruption in the valley of Geldingadalur in the Reykjanes Peninsula began. It started as a 700m long fissure but soon formed into a tall crater. The eruption did not come as a surprise since the earth in Reykjavik and the Reykjanes Peninsula had been shaken by earthquakes for some time before.
The eruption is not thought to pose any or little threat to life, infrastructure, or air travel. The activity in this new volcano is more effusive rather than explosive. The lava flow is gentle forming molten rivers surrounding the crater.
Visiting the eruption
We start the tour in Reykjavik and along the way to the volcano, there will be Reykjanes sightseeing with an expert guide. We will hike to the eruption site and stay there for some time, enjoying the scenery. Hot chocolate and kleinur (twisted doughnuts) will be offered before we head back to Reykjavik