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Photo of Iceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021 Photo of Fagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir): track C, including lava field and front view of crater Photo of 46/2022 Volcano
  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.66mi
    Elevation +
    1677f
    TrailRank
    71| Rating 3.67
    Photo ofIceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021 Photo ofIceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021 Photo ofIceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021

    Iceland Volcano Geldingadalur 28.04.2021. In the lower parts, right next to the lava, there were quite a lot of suffocating gases. Wind blows hot air. However It's worth visiting this place. Short video from this tra...

    He realizado esta ruta a finales de Agosto y hay una gran diferencia, ya que el camino anterior ha sido cubierto por el ...
    JLyC
  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.76mi
    Elevation +
    1417f
    TrailRank
    70| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofFagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir): track C, including lava field and front view of crater Photo ofFagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir): track C, including lava field and front view of crater Photo ofFagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir): track C, including lava field and front view of crater

    Paying a visit to the Fagradalsfjall volcano (Geldingadalir) is a must-do during your presence in Iceland. At least as long as the volcano is in activity. Having said that, the question is: which way to go? Since the ...

    In early September, this is still the best option. Thanks for the alternative way back to the car park - it was great to...
    xabierx
  • 46/2022 Volcano

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    near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.90mi
    Elevation +
    1312f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo of46/2022 Volcano Photo of46/2022 Volcano Photo of46/2022 Volcano

    Volcano Tour with Reykjavik Excursions, same company that operates Flybus connection to International Airport in Keflavik. The driving to the parking 1 where the trekking route started takes 40 minutes. The guide walked...

  • Keilir + Lambafell hikes

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    near Vogar, Suðurnes (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.02mi
    Elevation +
    2051f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo ofKeilir + Lambafell hikes Photo ofKeilir + Lambafell hikes Photo ofKeilir + Lambafell hikes

    Track contains : Keilir - 7,7 km hike + 1,6 km drive to next parking spot + Lambafell hike 2 km. The Keilir trail is very bad marked , Lambafell isn't marked but in both places paths are very clear.

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  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.13mi
    Elevation +
    1726f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofEruption in Reykjanes-peninsula 26.03.2021 Photo ofEruption in Reykjanes-peninsula 26.03.2021 Photo ofEruption in Reykjanes-peninsula 26.03.2021

    Hiking to the Eruption in Geldingadalir, Reykjanes-peninsula First of all, although this is close to Reykjavik this is a mountain hiking, specially in wintertime and full gear is needed since although the hiking itself ...

  • fagradalsfjall volcano: path A

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    near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.35mi
    Elevation +
    1076f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo offagradalsfjall volcano: path A Photo offagradalsfjall volcano: path A Photo offagradalsfjall volcano: path A

    path A trail from lower parking directly off main road, 427,(not parking lots off the gravel road). good view points, can take the trail a bit further than I did to reach where the live trail camera is. much easier trail...

  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.28mi
    Elevation +
    1257f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofNew volcano Fagradalsfjall, 2021, Reykjanes track B Photo ofNew volcano Fagradalsfjall, 2021, Reykjanes track B Photo ofNew volcano Fagradalsfjall, 2021, Reykjanes track B

    Left hand track to the Western side of the crater row. On track B there is a steep slope. A rope helps to walk up. The track is more difficult than track A. I would recommend not to go back on track B. It is possible to...

  • Volcano Meradalir

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    near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.76mi
    Elevation +
    827f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofVolcano Meradalir Photo ofVolcano Meradalir Photo ofVolcano Meradalir

    Volcano Hike to the new eruption site in Meradalir. This trail takes you over the old eruption site and shows the impressive amount of lava that was erupted in 2021. I strongly recommend hiking boots to protect your ankl...

  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    11.43mi
    Elevation +
    2520f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofGeldingagos - to the volcano and back Photo ofGeldingagos - to the volcano and back Photo ofGeldingagos - to the volcano and back

    hike to the volcano from grindavik. first part over the road, then crossing a moss lava field, up the mountain and then onwards! be safe! about 4-5 hours walking total.

  • Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike

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    near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.60mi
    Elevation +
    761f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofFagradalsfjall Volcano Hike Photo ofFagradalsfjall Volcano Hike Photo ofFagradalsfjall Volcano Hike

    Started by red shipping container on June 8 2021. Initial hill was a bit tiring and the final hill was steep at some parts, but easy to moderate and so worth the views of the oozing volcano at the top.

  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    7.89mi
    Elevation +
    1955f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofHiking to Volcanic Eruption at Geldingadalir Photo ofHiking to Volcanic Eruption at Geldingadalir Photo ofHiking to Volcanic Eruption at Geldingadalir

    This is a circular (loop) route with the trail back being along Mt Fagradalsfjall. The Volcano can be seen from different viewpoints.

  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.88mi
    Elevation +
    1030f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofTo the top of Fagradalsfjall volcano Photo ofTo the top of Fagradalsfjall volcano Photo ofTo the top of Fagradalsfjall volcano

    The Fagradalsfjall volcano is one of the active volcanoes in Iceland. But even when the volcano is not active, it is worth going to the peak of this volcano. Along the way you will come across beautiful lava fields where...

  • Keilir

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    near Vogar, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    4.54mi
    Elevation +
    919f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofKeilir Photo ofKeilir Photo ofKeilir

    Keilir is a great hike but the road to starting point is horrible would not reccommend drive that on a small cars but the hike is great to the mountain The ascent quite step but not defficult just lose sand and small roc...

  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    8.23mi
    Elevation +
    2474f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofMeradalir/Fagradalsfjall eruption 4.08.22 Photo ofMeradalir/Fagradalsfjall eruption 4.08.22

    Hike back and forth to the eruption in Meradalir / Fagradalsfjall following the A path. Not difficult but long. Be careful when walking on the old lava since it can be still hot and fragile underneath.

  • Djupivogur - Hafnarvegur

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    near Hafnir, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.36mi
    Elevation +
    131f
    TrailRank
    30| Rating 3.33
    Photo ofDjupivogur - Hafnarvegur Photo ofDjupivogur - Hafnarvegur Photo ofDjupivogur - Hafnarvegur

    Walk along the sea and the straight back to the car. A 2 hour walk, there are no paths to follow. IF you click the header above you can see more pictures from the trip.

    Flatt og fullt af fuglalífi.
    HjalliSig
  • Geldingardalir eruption

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    near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.60mi
    Elevation +
    1903f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofGeldingardalir eruption Photo ofGeldingardalir eruption Photo ofGeldingardalir eruption

    Hiking trail A to Geldingardalir eruption as of 2021-04-14. The trail is subjected to change without notice. I mark it as difficult since there is one long hill that is quite steep. But most experienced hikers should not...

  • Grindavík volcanic hike.

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    near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    5.98mi
    Elevation +
    1509f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofGrindavík volcanic hike. Photo ofGrindavík volcanic hike. Photo ofGrindavík volcanic hike.

    Just under 10k return we went as far as possible for two different views of the eruption. 4 of us including Kids 10 and 12 years old (in hiking boots) we found it worth the extra just under 2k return from the "antenna" ...

  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    6.82mi
    Elevation +
    1690f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofGeldingadalir volcano, Reykjanes 01.04.2021 Photo ofGeldingadalir volcano, Reykjanes 01.04.2021

    Geldingadalir volcano eruption, Iceland. Moderately easy walk over rough terrain with a couple of very steep parts and some very muddy areas. Good clothing and walking boots a must. Great views of the eruption. In par...

  • Eldvörp

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    near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.12mi
    Elevation +
    200f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofEldvörp Photo ofEldvörp Photo ofEldvörp

    Quite active geothermal area. Easy walk. But watch out in the lava. Some crevasses that are deep. Very beautiful area.

  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    2.18mi
    Elevation +
    892f
    TrailRank
    28| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofIceland, Reykjanes, Fagradalsfjall, 2021, new volcano track A Photo ofIceland, Reykjanes, Fagradalsfjall, 2021, new volcano track A

    Right hand track A This track leads to the eastern and south side of the crater row. In April it was possible to have a look to the flowing lava stream. This track is easier than track B. The slope is less steep and i...

    The trail is rather easy. There is no climbing to do and the whole way there is rather without rocks. However, it is mod...
    Laura Discors
  • near Grindavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    3.23mi
    Elevation +
    886f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofKrísuvíkurberg and 'Icelandic Gásaðalur' Photo ofKrísuvíkurberg and 'Icelandic Gásaðalur'

    Very easy walk to reach Krísuvíkurberg and Krísuvíkurvíti There is the possibility to see a very nice waterfall that goes directly to the sea, like the fareoese Gásaðalur. Be careful you have to go very close to the edge...

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