Witness the Fury: An Unforgettable Tour of the New Volcanic Eruption
Volcano is live again in Reykjanes Area
Are you willing to go through the fiery heart of nature? If yes, you can join us on an amazing once-in-a-lifetime journey to Geldingadal. Geldingadal is a land sculpted by volcanic eruptions. On this tour, you should prepare yourself to face the adventure of going into the world of geological phenomena. You will witness the raw power of nature in action there.
In Iceland, the Fagradalsfjall volcano has smoked out in the Meradalir Valley of Reykjanes Peninsula. It is known that the Volcano erupted, and the lava present below the thick ice chunks flared out in the southwest of Reykjavik.
What makes this tour special is that these kinds of volcanoes are very rare, and we often call them tuya (SubGlacial Volcanos). The Tuya volcano of Geldingadal is now considered one of the newest volcanic systems. It erupted in the year 2022 after 800 years of staying dormant.
Geldingadal- Why this Name?
Fagradalsfjall or the name Geldingadal is a compound of the Icelandic words. It means beautiful and valley. You have to pronounce it as Fagradalsfjall (Fa-Gra-Dals-Fyak).
Geldingadal-Where is it located?
This amazing volcano is found near the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The Mid- Atlantic Ridge is a seismically active tectonic boundary. It is the place where the North American and Eurasian plates meet. Geldingadal volcano is about 32 kilometers (20 miles) distance from the capital, Reykjavík, and almost 11km ( 7 miles ) from Grindavik, commonly known as the Fishing Town.
Geldingadal, known for its volcanoes, is located in the remote corner of our planet. You will definitely find it an unexplored paradise. For people who love to explore volcanoes, these landscapes will provide a unique opportunity. Here you can witness the breathtaking beauty and destructive force that work below the Earth’s surface. You are going to visit the towering volcanic peaks to bubbling lava fields. This awe-inspiring region is a playground that you can explore or discover.
Latest Eruption in Geldingadal
In Geldingadal, the latest eruption was in 2022. The land gained much tourist interest after this eruption. The volcano is approximately 385 meters (1,263 feet) from the sea level. Tourist guides from the team Tourismiceland will take you from Reykjavik City to explore the lava fields.
- Blue Lagoon
- Reykjanes Geopark
- Gunnuhver Geothermal Area
- Krýsuvík Geothermal Area
- Geldingadalur Valley
- Geldingadalur & Meradalur Erosion Spots
- Reykjanesviti Lighthouse
- Fagradalsfjall Volcanic Craters
- Keflavík Airport
About the tour
At the start of the tour when you will ride the helicopter, you will see the breathtaking views of Reykjavik city. The city has some multicolor rooftops, the famous BlueLagoon spa, lush greens, and blue lakes in between. After covering some distance you will see Hallgrimskirkja church and the Harpa Concert Hall.
Some of the other main attractions that you would find are the fumes and scenic vistas of Geldingadalur Valley and Reykjanes Geopark. Our Tour experts will make sure you do not miss the Gunnhver and Krýsuvík geothermal areas. Here there are many geothermal pools, fumaroles, and mud pots that appear bizarrely alien. Looking over the horizon, you will find the Reykjanesviti Lighthouse on the southwest coast. It is clearly visible from the volcano.
Once you land you will find yourself rambling over the hottest fissure openings in Iceland. You can enjoy the sights of a cone-shaped tuya, fresh lava flow, and track remnants of the cooled magma alongside the fumes of the craters. Make sure you do not forget to get some great pictures of the aftermath of the August 2022 eruption.
What Does the Fagradalsfjall Volcano look like?
The subglacial volcano, which doesn’t happen very often, looks like an amazing work of nature. You can’t miss the colorful craters near the sputtering that give off fumes and show that the Earth’s core is still moving. And at first glance, the colors of old lava fields that look like asphalt will blow your mind.
You will see mesmerizing lava caves, colorful hot springs, and unique plant and animal species that have adapted to this unusual environment. Every step you take will show you a new part of this fascinating land, from the stark beauty of volcanic deserts to the lush oasis towns hidden in them.