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Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Tours

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Eyjafjallajökull Volcano
Among Iceland’s most famous peaks, the notoriously difficult-to-pronounce Eyjafjallajökull volcano made headlines when it erupted in 2010, spewing an enormous cloud of volcanic ash that grounded air traffic all across Europe. The imposing, ice-capped volcano has three main peaks, the tallest of which reaches 5,417 feet (1,651 meters).

The Basics
While a few hardy explorers have managed to summit Eyjafjallajökull, ascending the volcano is considered dangerous, with a deadly crevasse-ridden glacier at the top. Many day tours of the south coast from Reykjavik, whether by car or Jeep, venture to Eyjafjallajökull volcano. These tours typically make stops at other destinations in south Iceland, such as Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss waterfall, black-sand beaches at Dyrhólaey and Vik, the Thórsmörk valley, and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. For aerial views of the crater, steaming hot springs, and rugged peaks, opt for a helicopter tour over the volcano. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Eyjafjallajökull volcano is a must for nature lovers.
  • Eyjafjallajökull is still an active volcano, and as such, is best explored in the company of an experienced guide who can brief you on safety practices.  
  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes and warm, rainproof clothing.  
  • Due to uneven surfaces near the volcano, it’s not recommended for wheelchair users. 

How to Get There
Eyjafjallajökull is situated near Iceland’s south shore, just under two hours’ drive from Reykjavik. To get there, follow the Ring Road (Route 1) until Hvolsvöllur, then take the turnoff for Route 261. This route ends at a parking lot, from which it’s possible to view the volcano.

When to Get There
The best time to visit Eyjafjallajökull is during summer, when warmer temperatures and the midnight sun make exploring and hiking easier. Crowds are thinner during September and October. 

Iceland’s Volcanoes
Though Eyjafjallajökull volcano may be better known among Europeans following its 2010 eruption, it is but one of many active volcanoes in Iceland. Its larger neighbor, Katla, just east of Eyjafjallajökull, is even more mighty and powerful. Katla, which lasts erupted in 1918, lies under the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap—the fourth-largest glacier in Iceland. It is feared that an eruption of Katla could melt the glacier and cause catastrophic flooding. 
Address: Skogar, Iceland
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23 Tours and Activities to Experience Eyjafjallajökull Volcano

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South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

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Discover southern Iceland and take a cruise on the ice-strewn Jokulsarlon Lagoon on this scenic day trip from Reykjavik. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, trace Iceland’s spectacular south coast, a canvas of towering mountains, waterfalls, and glacial rivers. Visit the Skogafoss waterfall, view the ice-covered peaks of Skaftafell, and learn about the area's geology and then go behind the cascading water at Seljalandfoss waterfall.
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  • 14 hours
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South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio

South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio

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Experience Iceland's southern coast—full of waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches—on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Your climate-controlled coach comes with an audio guide available in 10 languages so you can learn about the sights as you cross through farmland and rugged coastline. Visit several waterfalls, the volcanic Vestmannaeyjar Islands, and the Sólheimajökull Glacier for a full Icelandic experience. Upgrade to include round-trip transport from your hotel.
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  • 11 hours
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2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls

2-Day Tour: Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach, and Waterfalls

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Leave the travel planning and driving to the experts on this 2-day tour of Iceland's south coast. On day one, leaving from Reykjavik, travel to the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss and the black-sand beach of Rejnisfjara. The next day, head into the Icelandic highlands in a Super Jeep to explore the blue ice caves of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Overnight accommodation and breakfast is included.
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  • 2 days
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Southern Coast, Waterfalls & Black Beach Full-Day Bus Tour from Reykjavik

Southern Coast, Waterfalls & Black Beach Full-Day Bus Tour from Reykjavik

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Don’t miss sthe beautiful sights of Iceland’s southern coast on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. See the famous Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Hekla, Eyjafjallajokull, and Westman Islands. Plus, enjoy a stroll on the black-sand beach, Reynisfjara. With hotel pickup and drop-off included and all your stops scheduled out for you, it’s easy to explore the southern coast without putting the time into planning the whole day yourself.
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  • 10 hours
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South Coast Iceland: Spectacular Private Tour from Reykjavik

South Coast Iceland: Spectacular Private Tour from Reykjavik

Discover the waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches of Iceland’s South Coast on this unforgettable full-day tour. Enjoy a personalized itinerary and the undivided attention of a private guide as you traverse the wild landscapes of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier and explore Vík, Iceland’s southernmost village. That’s not all: learn about Icelandic volcanoes at the LAVA Center, then admire the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls, stroll the black sands of Reynisfjara, and get a glimpse of traditional Icelandic life at the Skógar Folk Museum.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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Day Trip to the Hidden Valley of Thor Thorsmork from Reykjavik

Day Trip to the Hidden Valley of Thor Thorsmork from Reykjavik

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Explore the beautiful valley of Thórsmörk, a favorite spot for nature lovers in Iceland. Travel with an experienced guide in a sturdy Jeep that can handle bumpy terrain, allowing you to go deep into this spectacular wilderness. En route, you’ll see the towering Seljalandsfoss waterfall and the outlet glacier of Gígjökull, part of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Your Jeep splashes through streams and over rough terrain on your way to the valley bottom, where you can take guided hikes through the stunning unspoiled landscape.
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  • 10 hours
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South Coast tour from Reykjavík in minibus

South Coast tour from Reykjavík in minibus

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The South coast tour includes five of the most amazing sites in Iceland with fire, water and ice, what makes the three colors in the Iceland national flag. We only use minibus with air-condition and free Wi-Fi on board. Traveling in minibus makes your experience more enjoyably. You will get more personal guides and more time to enjoy each site. You will be guided by experienced or certificated tourist guide. We try to schedule the tour that way we are not at the heaviest rush hours on each of the sites. That way it makes the tour even more enjoyable for our customers. We pick up from bus-stops down town as well as all Hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík area. You go straight from pick up on the tour, no changing buses at bus terminal.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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South Iceland Tour from Reykjavik with Snowmobile Adventure

South Iceland Tour from Reykjavik with Snowmobile Adventure

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Southern Iceland is home to frozen glaciers, soaring volcanoes, and cascading waterfalls, but the icy and snowy terrain at altitude makes access a challenge. On this adventurous tour, zoom off-road by powerful snowmobile with your guide and cover the ground with ease. With safety equipment and round-trip travel from your Reykjavik hotel included, reach natural sites of interest including Katla volcano, Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and Skógafoss waterfall.
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  • 10 hours
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South Shore and Eyjafjallajökull Super Jeep Tour from Reykjavik

South Shore and Eyjafjallajökull Super Jeep Tour from Reykjavik

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Enjoy a full-day 4WD tour to the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and south coast of Iceland. Depart early to head to the Gígjökull glacier outlet, which flows from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. In 2010, the volcano erupted forcefully, halting air travel across Europe for one week. Continue to Seljalandsfoss Falls, a spectacular waterfall where you can take a short walk behind the cascade for amazing views. Then zip over to the coast for more off–road fun on black–sand beaches, and visit Skógafoss waterfall on the return drive to Reykjavik.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Small-Group South Coast and Eyjafjallajokull Tour from Reykjavik

Full-Day Small-Group South Coast and Eyjafjallajokull Tour from Reykjavik

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See the natural attractions of southern Iceland on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Traveling in a 4x4 vehicle, you'll explore farmland, glaciers, black-sand beaches, and waterfalls, plus pass by fishing villages and watch for native birds along high cliffs. Transport is by super Jeep or Land Rover Defender, modified with big wheels that can navigate the rugged terrain.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Helicopter Flight from Reykjavik: Eyjafjallajokull Glacier and Volcanoes

Helicopter Flight from Reykjavik: Eyjafjallajokull Glacier and Volcanoes

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Soar above Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Glacier and craggy volcanoes on a 2-hour helicopter flight from Reykjavik, and get an aerial view over the country’s rugged landscape. See a steaming geyser from above, fly over the Thórsmörk ridge, then touch down for a walk between looming peaks and ice. Return to civilization along the stark coast, watch waves crash on dark sand beaches and steer above the rolling Blue Mountains that shelter Reykjavik’s southern edge.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Day Trip to the Icelandic South Coast from Reykjavik: Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, and Reynisfjara Black Beach

Private Day Trip to the Icelandic South Coast from Reykjavik: Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, and Reynisfjara Black Beach

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Discover the wonders of Iceland’s southern coast on a private day trip from Reykjavik. Take in the volcanic landscape that runs along the Atlantic shoreline as you make your way to natural attractions like Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls and Reynisfjara, a black-sand beach. You’ll also make a stop in the town of Vik.
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  • 10 hours
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South Iceland Day Trip with Tandem Paragliding from Reykjavik

South Iceland Day Trip with Tandem Paragliding from Reykjavik

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Enjoy unforgettable adventure in the Land of ice and Fire on this south Iceland day trip with tandem paragliding from Reykjavik. Travel in comfort toward Iceland’s rugged south coast as your guide details the country’s unique geology. Discover top natural attractions including Skógafoss Waterfall, Sólheimajökull Glacier and Mýrdalsjökul. Pull on your harness and soar high over the geothermal landscape’s mighty mountains, shimmering glaciers and volcanic beaches with your instructor. Land on terra firma and head on to Reynisfjara black-sand beach. Stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall on route back to Reykjavik.
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  • 10 hours
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Private South Iceland Day Trip From Reykjavik Including 2-Hour Quad Bike Tour

Private South Iceland Day Trip From Reykjavik Including 2-Hour Quad Bike Tour

Combine epic scenery with off-road adventure on this private full-day trip to south Iceland from Reykjavik, including a 2-hour quad bike tour. Travel by private vehicle to view the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls; see the glacier-topped Eyjafjallajökull volcano; and visit museums, lava plains, and more. Plus, join a group quad bike ride that takes you revving you across rivers, and around black sand beaches, lava fields and mountains.
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  • 10 hours
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South Iceland Tour from Reykjavik with ATV Adventure

South Iceland Tour from Reykjavik with ATV Adventure

Home to cascading waterfalls and sweeping black-sand beaches, southern Iceland is a haven of outdoor adventure. On this tour, zoom through south Iceland’s great outdoors by powerful all-terrain buggy with your guide. Take in top attractions including Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Skógafoss waterfall, and experience high-octane thrills in the Icelandic wilderness. Safety kit and round-trip travel from your Reykjavik hotel are included on your tour.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Jeep Tour - Dakota Plane Wreck, Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach

Private Jeep Tour - Dakota Plane Wreck, Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach

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Prepare for a full day of adventure visiting the highlights of Iceland’s southern coast. Explore natural landmarks such as the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Reynisfjara Beach, and Diamond Beach. You will also hike to the Dakota Plane Wreck, the remains of a United States Navy DC-3 airplane that crashed on Sólheimasandur, a black sand beach, in 1973.
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  • 14 hours
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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik

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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik

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Take in the incredible natural scenery at Jökulsárlón, Europe's largest glacial lake, on this 14-hour private eco-tour from Reykjavik. With your guide, pass Skaftafell National Park, then visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Þorvaldseyri Volcano Museum. Once at Jökulsárlón, watch huge icebergs calve off Vatnajokull and opt to book a boat ride on the lake. During the return trip to Reykjavik, visit Skógafoss waterfall and the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this private tour that includes round-trip transportation from Reykjavik.
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  • 13 to 15 hours
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Wellness, Ice Cave & Northern Lights

Wellness, Ice Cave & Northern Lights

This is a real adventure of a tour including highlights such as the famous Geysir hot spring area, beautiful waterfalls and much more. The tour is designed to maximise your chances of witnessing the amazing Northern Lights, travelling with experienced guides and staying at Hotel Selfoss on the South Coast with great views in all directions. You will be in the vicinity of volcanoes and glaciers, driving along black volcanic sands and glacial rivers. On the included super jeep tour you strap on your crampons and step onto the mighty ice cave of Myrdalsjokull glacier. Visit a rift valley, an erupting geyser and the breathtaking waterfalls of Gullfoss, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. You also get to immerse yourself in the wonderful warmth and luxury of steaming geothermal water. The lovely Riverside spa at Hotel Selfoss is inspired by Icelandic nature and The Blue Lagoon is a world famous wellness and spa attraction.
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  • 5 days
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South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik with 1 hour of Snowmobiling on a Glacier

South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik with 1 hour of Snowmobiling on a Glacier

The wild South Coast is home to some of Iceland’s most spectacular natural wonders and this private full-day tour checks off several. In addition to visiting the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls, the black beach of Reynisfjara, and the Skógar folk museum, you also get to zip across the Mýrdalsjökull glacier on a 1-hour snowmobile ride.
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  • 12 hours
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Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Best of South Iceland Tour

Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Best of South Iceland Tour

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See the best of Southern Iceland on a 5-hour helicopter tour from Reykjavik that explores rugged coastlines, volcanoes and ice fields. Touch down at the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, where seals and icebergs swim in the frigid, blue water. Fly above the stark landscape of Vatnajökull National Park, swoop past Iceland’s highest peak and see the iconic springs, falls and canyons of the ‘golden circle.’ Choose two additional landing spots; spot a steamy geyser, take a walk over the craggy terrain or enjoy your picnic lunch on Fimmvorouhals Pass. 
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  • 7 hours
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2-Day Thorsmork Exploration

2-Day Thorsmork Exploration

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On this 2-Day Þórsmörk overnight tour you will explore the valley of mighty Thor, the Thunder God. You will enjoy the wilderness of outstanding panoramic views whilst breathing fresh mountain air.
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  • 2 days
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Iceland Helicopter Tour from Reykjavik: Golden Circle Experience and the Eyjafjallajökull Adventure

Iceland Helicopter Tour from Reykjavik: Golden Circle Experience and the Eyjafjallajökull Adventure

Soar over Iceland’s famous waterfalls, glaciers, and geysers on a helicopter tour that combines two of the country’s most popular aerial excursions. Ideal for busy travelers who want to see as much as possible, this helicopter tour lets you see all the island highlights even if your time in Reykjavik is limited. Plus, choosing a two-in-one adventure ensures you don’t have to make difficult decisions or miss out.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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South Coast Waterfalls, Black Bach & Glacier Adventure | Small Group Day Tour

South Coast Waterfalls, Black Bach & Glacier Adventure | Small Group Day Tour

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Marvel at some of Iceland’s most scenic waterfalls and glaciers along its south coast during this 12-hour small-group adventure from Reykjavik. Travel with no more than 19 guests as you visit the well-known torrents at Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and then explore lesser-known waterfalls like Kvernufoss and Irafoss. You’ll also take a hike on Solheimajokull glacier and check out Reynisfjara Beach.
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  • 10 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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