Hiking

The Best Hiking Trails in Grindavík, Southern Peninsula (Iceland)

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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
  • 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
  • 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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    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...

  • 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 ...

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  • fagradalsfjall volcano: path A

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    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...

  • 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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    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...

  • 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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    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.

  • 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...

  • Geldingardalir eruption

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    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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    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" ...

  • 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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    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.

  • 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
  • Distance
    7.10mi
    Elevation +
    1010f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofFagradalsfjall - Geld­inga­dalur Photo ofFagradalsfjall - Geld­inga­dalur

    On 19 March 2021, an effusive eruption started just before 9:30 PM local time in Geldingadalir to the south of Fagradalsfjall, the first known eruption on the peninsula in about 800 years. Fagradalsfjall has been dormant...

  • Bláa Lónið - Þorbjörn

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    Distance
    4.45mi
    Elevation +
    840f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofBláa Lónið - Þorbjörn Photo ofBláa Lónið - Þorbjörn Photo ofBláa Lónið - Þorbjörn

    A hike that starts at the parking lot by the Blue Lagoon. The trail takes you pass beautiful blue mini lagoons and a moss covered lava field. Then you hike up Mount Þorbjörn where you’ll find a stunning rift in the mou...

  • Eldgos í Geldingadölum 21.03.21

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    Distance
    4.75mi
    Elevation +
    305f
    TrailRank
    25
    Photo ofEldgos í Geldingadölum 21.03.21

    This path is now a history! Months ago buried under lavas. I will keep it here only for the record. "The easiest and shortest access to eruption site. East of Grindavík from Suðurlandsvegur. Through Borgarhraun, joini...

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