Inside The Volcano


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Inside The Volcano

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time-raw5 hours
Starting point
Your accommodation in Reykjavik
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Explore the heart of a volcano and gigantic magma chambers on a 5-hour tour. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to witness the inside of a volcano at one of the few possible spots in the world. Take a tour in the magma chambers through the top of the Thrihnukagigur volcano using a cable lift.

What to expect?

  • Located in an ancient lava field near Reykjavik, the unique Thrihnukagigur volcano is one of just a handful of places in the world where you can literally descend into the heart of a volcano and explore its gigantic magma chamber.

  • Following a volcanic eruption, magma chambers usually collapse, but in Thrihnukagigur, the lava drained out like water from a pipe leaving the volcano's plumbing system empty. For this reason, Thrihnukagigur crater is one of few places in the world where you can enter a volcano and explore its magma chamber.

  • Inside the volcano tour literally takes you into the volcano, through the top crater and right to the bottom of its magma chamber where molten magma flowed during an eruption 4.000-years ago.

  • The Thrihnukagigur volcano is reached via an hour-long walk and entered by way of an open cable lift, a descent of 120 meters.

  • Inside the volcano, the ground space is equivalent to around three basketball courts, and the center cavity could easily fit the Statue of Liberty.


  • Descending into the heart of a volcano
  • Exploring the colossal magma chamber
  • Amazing colors in hues of red, yellow and purple
  • Learning about volcanoes and volcanic activity

What is included?

  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Professional travel guide
  • All safety gear, helmets, harness, etc.

Is this experience for me?

  • Most people can participate

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.

Meeting point

  • Our pick up coaches collect passengers from over 100 hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik and deliver to the Gray Line Bus Terminal at Klettagarðar 4 for check-in.

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