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Best New Volcano Tours 2022

New volcano is erupting again in Iceland! Well, it’s actually an old volcano, but who cares? The eruption which started in August 2022 takes place in Geldingadalir, Meradalir area and is supposed to be 5 to 10 times stronger than 2021 Fagradalsfjall eruption! The volcano and lava flow changes every day, so it’s very important to adhere to all rules set by Icelandic Civil Protection office and follow all the advice on https://safetravel.is/eruption-in-reykjanes. Hike to new Icelandic volcano is longer and tougher this year, and trails change constantly.

Many visitors, rather than going alone, prefer to take a guided tour to Meradalir eruption. We prepared the selection of best available 2022 volcano tours. We will do our best to update the list and broaden this article, and apologize for any discrepancies, which may occur because everything changes really quickly these days.

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New Volcano eruption in Iceland, Geldingadalir, Meradalir

Geldingadalir volcano tours general information

New Volcano hike – time

A hike from the closest parking spot takes from 1 to 2 hours one way, depending on your physical condition. If you are going on your own, definitely add up some time for finding a parking spot and walking from there to the start of the trail. Also, don’t forget to add a time to enjoy the volcano itself 🙂

2022 tours – price

As of August 2022, prices range around 300-700 USD per private group, i.e. the more of you the lower the price. If you go solo, i.e. you will be part of a bigger organized tour, do expect a price of around 100 USD per person. Of course, you may find cheaper and more expensive tours. Always check the current price with the provider, as these may change quickly.

2022 tours – what’s included

A typical volcano tour includes the following:

  • Reykjavik pickup with a driver
  • An experienced guide
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the trip

A typical volcano tour does NOT include the following:

  • Shoes, clothes or any gear (no special is required, though)
  • Food, water, snacks

There are exceptions, though, and almost always there is an option to buy or hire anything you need, so don’t be afraid 🙂

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New eruption in Iceland, Geldingadalir, Meradalir

New Meradalir volcano tours we recommend

1. Hike by Glaciers and Waterfalls

Glaciers and Waterfalls is an amazingly friendly, funny and down-to-earth Super Jeep and Tour company in Iceland. Not only they have great and passionate guides, they also have wonderful reviews – 5/5 on Google, 5/5 on Tripadvisor and #3 of 342 tour providers in Iceland! Hard to find better 🙂 They’ve added a Meradalir volcano tour as one of the first and we really do recommend taking this one! Moreover – it costs less than 100 USD!

Do you want an exclusive private tour with no one else, just you? Glaciers and Waterfalls offer a Geldingadalur/Meradalir volcano private tour as well!

All conditions and prices are clearly stated on their website and you can easily book via their system. And we also have a 10% discount for you! 🙂

10% discount for all Glaciers and Waterfalls tours, including volcano tour, with promo code: EPICICELAND

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Fagradalsfjall volcano hike by Glaciers and Waterfalls

2. Helicopter tour by Guide to Iceland

Guide to Iceland is a huge Icelandic tour company with many good references. They’ve recently added a helicopter Geldingadalir volcano tour and based on their reviews we can also recommend you to take this one. Obviously, a helicopter tour is pricier. BUT. Seeing a volcano from a helicopter is simply once in a lifetime experience 🙂 So you have to decide for yourself whether it’s worth it for you. Don’t take too long though, they sell out quickly. All conditions and price are clearly stated on their website and you can easily book via their system.

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New eruption in Iceland, Geldingadalir, Meradalir – helicopter tour

3. Troll expeditions

Troll expeditions is a renowned Icelandic company with a long history and thousands of 5/5 reviews. They’ve recently added a Geldingadalir volcano tour and we really do recommend taking this one! All conditions and prices are clearly stated on their website and you can easily book via their system. And we also have a 5% discount for you! 🙂

5% discount for all Troll expeditions tours , including volcano tour, with promo code: EPIC2022

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New Volcano eruption in Iceland, Geldingadalir, Meradalir

4. Volcano Flight by Plane

A great and cheaper alternative to a helicopter flight is a flight by small, private airplane. You can book a volcano flight here. The advantages of a plane flight are clear – cheaper, a bit safer and more stable, possibility to go even if you are a bigger group. And, most importantly, most of the helicopter tours are already sold off! So an airplane may be a good alternative! CircleAir is a reliable local company with great reviews, so we can definitely recommend also this tour. 

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Flight to Geldingadalur, Meradalur volcano by airplane from Reykjavik

5. Helicopter tour by GlacierHeli

Another option for a helicopter tour is a volcano heli tour by GlacierHeli. This tour is slightly more expensive than the two tours above, but not much. In case all other tours are fully booked, we would definitely go for this one. Professional and reliable pilots and good history of the company make for a great trip. 

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Helicopter volcano tour by GlacierHeli in Iceland

6. Cheap Hiking tour by Guide to Iceland

Guide to Iceland serves also an affordable and well reviewed hiking tour. They’ve recently added this hiking tour to Geldingadalir volcano and based on their reviews we can also recommend you to take this one. All conditions and price are clearly stated on their website and you can easily book via their system.

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New Volcano in Iceland, Geldingadalir, Meradalir

7. Hiking tour with a local Geologist

What about a tour to volcano with and Icelandic geologist? Who else can be more proficient with explaining you all the nuances and context of the eruption? Well, in our opinion it definitely pays off to pay a few tens of dollars more for this experience which also comes in a small group only.

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New Volcano eruption in Iceland, Geldingadalir, Meradalir

8. Private Volcano tour at your own pace

In case you prefer a totally private tour, at your own pace, with a private guide, then this tour is one of the best. It’s on a more affordable side and it has amazing reviews!

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New eruption in Iceland, Geldingadalir, Meradalir

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Tips on any fabulous tours we missed? Feel free to tell us!

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