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Volcano Hotline

For many years we’ve been sending our clients to experience the splendour of Iceland’s volatile landscape – brooding volcanoes, seething geothermal springs, steaming lava flows and, from time to time, live eruptions!

The most recent significant volcanic eruption in Iceland was at the Holuhraun lava field, north of the Vatnajokull icecap in the central Highlands. This spectacular eruption lasted six months from late August 2014 to the end of February 2015. Fountains of molten rock erupted from fissures up to a mile in length, producing a lava field over 85 sq km in area – the largest in Iceland since the Laki eruption of 1783. A marked hiking trail has since opened through the lava field.


Sign up to our Volcano Hotline

To be informed of potential trips to see future volcanic eruptions in Iceland, please register at volcanohotline@discover-the-world.co.uk, or contact our team of Travel Specialists and we will be in touch as soon as we have any news.


Volcano Holidays

Whether you want to descend deep into the magma chamber of a dormant volcano, fly over a crater in a helicopter, or hike over Iceland’s lava fields, we can assist with your travel plans. Take a look through our most popular experiences below or contact our Travel Specialists about how you can enjoy Iceland’s volcanic wonders.

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Holidays to consider

Volcanoes and Northern Lights

from £1395
excluding flights
4 nights Nov, Feb-Mar, Oct
This escorted short break provides an amazing opportunity to experience Iceland’s natural wonders.
  • Escorted
  • Short Breaks
  • Winter Break
  • Northern Lights
  • Volcano
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Laugavegur Highland Walking Trail

from £1796
excluding flights
6 nights Jun-Sep
Explore the Highlands remote beauty and wilderness on this small group trek.
  • Escorted
  • Walking and Trekking
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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

from £698
excluding flights
7 nights Year round
On this self drive you can immerse yourself in picture-perfect Iceland.
  • Self Drive
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National Parks and Natural Wonders

from £1469
excluding flights
10 nights May-Sep
Self drive of some of Iceland's spectacular scenic highlights.
  • Self Drive
  • Classic Experiences
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Volcano Day Trips & Excursions

The dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano is located on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Southwest Iceland. This huge volcanic magma chamber is now accessible to people on our Inside the Volcano tour lasting 5-6 hours including transfers from Reykjavik.

From the Southwest of Iceland, take an exciting excursion – Eyjafjallajokull Volcano by Superjeep and Lava Hike – up to remote Fimmvorduhals (Five Cairns Trail) between the Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull glaciers. See cracks in the earth’s crust while walking in the area which was the scene of the first fissures, prior to the infamous Eyjafjallajokull eruption. With an expert superjeep driver/guide from Reykjavik on our Thorsmork and Eyjafjallajokull excursion, see how the area around Eyjafjallajokull has been affected by the eruption.

Located near to Borgarfjordur in the west of Iceland, the Vidgelmir lava cave offers the chance to explore Iceland’s magical underworld on a 1.5 hour walking adventure, Cave Explorer

Important note: Trips are weather-dependent. Minimum numbers apply. You may be asked by the local excursion operator to sign a consent form and sign a liability waiver. As with all trips of this nature, there is an inherent risk involved which we must make you aware of.

Read our blog

Volcanic Activity In Iceland

From geysers to volcanic eruptions Iceland's geological activity is not only abundant but sensational. The country owes its very existence to its unique volcanic prone position on the North Atlantic Ridge.
  • Discover our World

Wednesday, 20th July 2016

Destination Specialist

Incredible images of the Bárðarbunga eruption

Ragnar TH Sigurdsson, an Icelandic photographer and long-time friend of Discover the World, has been out photographing the Bárðarbunga eruption;
  • Adventure

Thursday, 4th September 2014

Destination Specialist

Eyjafjallajokull: Iceland’s Infamous Volcano

Situated in the south west of Iceland, this 800,000 year old volcano with the almost unpronounceable name was thrust into the limelight when it erupted in 2010...
  • Discover our World

Sunday, 20th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Volcanoes and Northern Lights Escorted Tour (In Pictures)

Debbie travelled to Iceland’s Highlands on an 8WD Truck adventure – and here’s how it looked.
  • Adventure

Thursday, 30th August 2018

Debbie Smallwood