Visitors looking to delve deep into Iceland and get to know the country’s landscape away from the bustling tourist areas will enjoy this tour from Keflavik. A day of hiking awaits you on this guided tour lasting a full day. Descend into Leidarendi Cave, a lava tube formed by eruptions thousands of years ago. Dip your feet in Kleifarvatn Lake, see the mud pools of the Seltún Geothermal Area, and hike the Blue Lagoon.
Soak your feet in Kleifarvatn Lake after a hike
Explore the Leidarendi Cave with equipment included
Visit the Seltún Geothermal Area to see mud pools and hot springs
Hike through a lava field and climb into a volcano chamber
Helmets, headlamps, crampons
Coffee and/or Tea
WiFi on board
Meeting And Pickup
Select a pickup point
We pick people in most locations at Reykjavik, Grindavik, Vogar, Sandgerdi, Gardur, Keflavik, Hafnir
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Hiking shoes recomennded
Heavy duty clothing
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Best Day, A must.
Ryan_P, May 2022
We had the most diverse weather imaginable. Winds, snow, sun, rain, sleet and hail changing many times each hour. The guide tailored our day around this and our preferences for alternative locations and activities when necessary. That was a real saviour of having a private guide. The downside was the 4x4 vehicle was in for repair and a car was used without consulting us before picking us up. The guide was very apologetic and promised to make it up to us which he did and still got us to the same locations plus extra. The caving was a great experience and some other fascinating locations. Not wanting to give to much away to spoil the trip and it's locational surprises, so explaining the satisfaction not the locations. I would do this trip if you do any, especially if you prefer to venture away from your usual tourist traps and enjoy more quiet and off the highway locations.
Great tour! Bonus that we were able to get up reasonably close to the active volcano for some great pics and video!!
James_T, Jul 2021
Getting close enough to the active volcano for some great shots. Damian was a very informative guide and was able to fill our day with some great memories!
Trip of a lifetime in a single day
Staci_C, Jun 2021
Plan your visit to around this tour!
Company owner/guide, Damian, shared his passion for Iceland with us as we discovered the forces behind this amazing island. We began by descending into fissure caves and walking the paths that lava had burrowed hundreds of years before. Next we explored other natural manifestations of geothermal energy including geysers, hot springs and mud pots. We warmed up at a charming seaside luncheonette with great soup and prepared for our next adventure...hiking to the active eruption. We ascended an adjacent dormant volcano for spectacular views of the flow and crater. As we hiked we saw firsthand the spectacular changes in the flow and witnessed the birth of new lava caves. We descended and were able to approach the smoldering edge of the flow...nothing short of amazing to feel the heat of lava warming your face! Next our guide took us to a hot springs and we boiled and ate eggs and drank tea and coffee all prepared with the spring water bubbling at our feet...delicious and the perfect pick-me-up after our long hike. We finished our day with a stop off at a beautiful lake and lots of excited discussion about the things we were seeing and learning. Once in a lifetime adventures...except that we hope to go exploring with Damian and G-Spots again, soon!
Quick tips: This is an active trip, dress for all weather (gloves, hats, layers, waterproof everything, comfortable hiking shoes or boots) and be fit. Its essentially a private trip and if you can hike it, climb it, squeeze and crawl into and out of it...they will take you to amazing places! Safety is always first and we felt very secure and well-guided. Appropriate for healthy active, adventurous people; we were a family of 3 ranging from 13-53. The trip is a full day (~11 hours)--cancel any dinner plans after and order in a pizza and a good nights sleep. You will have earned it!
Finally, Damian is a delight and we miss him already! Many thanks for the unbelievable and life changing day. We hope to see you again soon!
Interesting and entertaining - I really enjoyed it
Graham_H, Jul 2020
This was a great tour, first through the Leidarendi lava tube, then around the Seltun geothermal area, then some sites around the Blue Lagoon area, plus some smaller sites along the way. I was also interested to see one of the bore holes for the Blue Lagoon geothermal power plant.
Damian and Premmi’s goal is to try to avoid busy tourist spots. So for example we went in a back way to Leidarendi, through a narrow scrambly section and got to see some good sections of “wild” cave before we went into the more frequently visited section near the main entrance.
It was a good and entertaining trip, with many interesting things to see! Damian and Premmi are both serious speleologists, and they had a lot (a lot!) to say about both the sites we visited and Iceland in general. I really enjoyed it!
Katherine_M, Dec 2019
So friendly, fun and knowledgeable. Saw things we would never see on another tour. #1 experience we had in Iceland. You won't see this stuff on the larger tours. Beyond worth the money.