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Let's Go Volcano
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Drive up to the perfectly formed lava ring and crater of Stóra Eldborg, formed almost 3,000 years ago. Here, you’ll take an invigorating hike up the steep hillside of the crater to the top. Enjoy the great views of the surrounding landscape from this vantage viewpoint. Then drive onwards to reach the starting point of your hike to the lava cave, hidden in the lunar-like landscape. Your guide will locate the entrance to the cave and you’ll gear up with mandatory safety equipment before embarking on a journey into the mysterious depths of the Icelandic underworld.
Back on your super truck, follow the road to the bubbling hot springs and fumaroles of Krysuvik. Here, the striking landscape has been shaped by volcanic eruptions and violent movements of the earth. In this geothermal field, powerful jets of steam escape from deep below the earth’s crust and multicolored pools of boiling mud bubble and pop continuously. Then, head to the fishing village of Grindavik where you’ll you’ll stop for a light lunch, of warm lobster soup and fresh baked bread.
Embark on a once in a lifetime adventure discovering the volcanic environs of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Board your transportation for a visit to the lava ring/crater of Stóra Eldborg “Big Fire City”. Here, you’ll take an invigorating trek up the steep flanks of the crater, enjoying breathtaking views of the lunar-like surroundings on your way up to the top. Next, take a short drive to a lava-tube caving experience. Walk over spongy moss and uneven ground, your guide will locate the almost undetectable cave entrance via GPS.
Gear up with obligatory safety helmets, grab your high beam torch and embark on a journey into the mysterious depths of the Icelandic underworld. Following your lava cave exploration, your next stop is a visit to the bubbling hot springs and fumaroles at the high temperature thermal field of Krýsuvík. This is located in the middle of the fissure zone which traverses Iceland. Following your visit, it’s time to head to the nearby fishing village of Grindavik where a lobster soup served with freshly baked bread awaits. It’s now time to put the so-called Super Truck to the test by way of a rough track that leads to the top of a nearby mountain overlooking the famous Blue Lagoon Thermal Spa.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour is only recommended for guests with a high fitness level. There is substantial walking, hiking and caving. It is not recommended for pregnant women. We recommend that you wear warm clothing in layers and sturdy shoes (closed toe recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole. Bring a camera!
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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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