The Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland was smoked out in the Meradalir valley of Reykjanes Peninsula. Volcano erupted, when the lava beneath the thick ice chunks flared out in the southwest of Reykjavik. Such volcanoes are extremely rare and are frequently referred to as tuya (SubGlacial Volcano). This tuya volcano is now considered one of the newest volcanic systems, erupting in 2022 after 800 years of dormancy. Find more about The Eruption Escapade: Tour of Volcanic Eruption in Geldingadal below:
The name is a compound of the Icelandic words (beautiful, valley) , often pronounced as Fagradalsfjall (Fa-Gra-Dals-Fyak).
It is located near the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a seismically active tectonic boundary where the North American and Eurasian plates meet. More about it, it’s about 32 kilometers (20 miles) from the capital, Reykjavík. And 11km ( 7 miles ) from the fishing town of Grindavik.
The latest 2022 eruption drove many people to the active site in the land of fire and ice. The volcano is approximately 385 meters (1,263 feet) above sea level. Our expert guides will take you from Reykjavik city to explore the lava fields.
Tourists have two options to get to Fagradalsfjall volcano, i.e., by road and by air. If you wanna avoid the road hustle and muddy, slippery hiking trails, then join us on our Fagradalsfjall Volcano tour. We guarantee you would want to take advantage of the completely hellish view from above.
Right after take off Right after take off, you’ll catch some breathtaking views of Reykjavik city. It’s multicolor rooftops, the famous BlueLagoon spa, lush greens and blue lakes in between. More about it, you’ll also get to see the Hallgrimskirkja church and the Harpa Concert Hall.
Moving along , your main attraction will be the fumes and scenic vistas of Geldingadalur Valley and Reykjanes Geopark. Our guide will not let you miss out on Gunnhver and Krýsuvík geothermal areas, where geothermal pools, fumaroles, and mud pots appear bizarrely alien. Over the horizon is the Reykjanesviti Lighthouse on the southwest coast, clearly visible from the volcano.
After you touch down , find yourself rambling over the hottest fissure openings in Iceland. Enjoying the sights of cone shaped tuya, fresh lava flow, track remnants of the cooled magma alongside the fumes of the craters. Don’t forget to get some perfect insta shots of the aftermath of August 2022 eruption. Thank us later!
What does the Fagradalsfjall Volcano look like?
The rarely formed subglacial volcano looks like an epic formation of mother nature. You cannot miss the multicolored craters near the spatter, emitting fumes, signaling that there is no end to Earth’s core activity. And in a glimpse you’ll be amazed by the asphalt colors of ancient lava fields.
From afar, it might seem like a bigger science fair volcano model, but there is much more at stake here. Join us for the Fagradalsfjall Helicopter Volcano Tour today! Find More Tours from Reykjavik
Kindly be informed that in order for the helicopter flight to proceed, a minimum of 4 guests is required. However, if you’re booking for fewer than 4 people, you can still reserve your spot, and we’ll make every effort to pair you up with other bookings.
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