A Half Day Volcano Tour in Iceland


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Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for children from 6 years of age.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Norwegian (conversational), Swedish (conversational), Icelandic (fluent), English (fluent), German (basic), Danish (fluent)

Breathtaking views of moonlike landscapes and stories of trolls, Vikings, and hidden people

It only takes a half an hour drive from Reykjavik to be out in the volcanoes, visiting some secret places only I, your guide, know about and enjoying breathtaking views of this moonlike landscape.

In this half-day tour, I will tell you how the next eruption in Reykjavik's volcanoes could send a lava stream though Reykjavik, cutting the city into two or more parts. The tour is both fun and informative for I have a great passion for the geology and nature of this wonderful part of Iceland. Plus I'm an actor so I know that every tour should be an adventurous experience.

It is an (included) option to start the tour at the Volcano House, watching an Emmy nominated documentary about some of Iceland's most famous eruptions. Highly recommended, especially during the darkest time.


This tour is never exactly the same from one time to another. I like to be flexible to suit the tour to the needs, wants and abilities of the group each time. The weather is also always a major factor in outdoors tours in Iceland and I try to pick the best stops according to weather.

However, what we always do is drive up to the volcanoes, explore the lava, learn a bit about the activity underneath. We always take some "road less traveled" for I love to show my guests my favorite "hidden" places up in the volcanoes.

I will tell stories of trolls, Vikings, hidden people and give you an insight into how it was to live on this island throughout the centuries. We will do some light hiking if you like to, enjoy some fantastic views and experience the remoteness of this moonlike landscape.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I suggest meeting at the Volcano House, Tryggvagata 11, 101 Reykjavik. Any location in central Reykjavik is also an option.

End location: I can drop you off anywhere in central Reykjavik.

Duration: 4 hours

The weather is always a major factor in outdoors tours in Iceland.


I drive a 2012 Land Rover Discovery 4 with nice leather seats for six passengers.

What’s Included

Other: My services as your private tour guide
Transportation by vehicle
Crampons for your shoes in the case of an icy trail

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2500 ISK - Should you wish to buy snacks, drinks, or souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Other: Any personal purchases or souvenirs.

I usually drive a luxury Land Rover Discovery that has six comfortable passenger seats. Perfect for a family or a small group of friends. However, if your group is more than 6 people we can discuss using a minivan. Please contact me for details and a quote.


I am not qualified as a glacier guide and will there for hire such services upon a request.

A Recent Review of this tour

This tour felt like going out with an old friend. Dofri was a very special guide who really had an eye for all the smaller details. My family and I would highly recommend him.
Alfred Chami

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