Iceland Volcano Holidays

If your interest in volcanoes is bubbling away then we have plenty to fire your imagination. Sited on a geological hot spot, Iceland is one of the most volcanically active places on earth.

On average there is an eruption there every five years, most recently the well-publicised eruptions of Eyjafjallajokull and Grimsvotn. Thankfully most volcanic eruptions are perfectly safe and once the initial activity is over, the aftermath can create an inspiring spectacle as Iceland’s magnificent other-worldly landscape continues to be defined today.

Volcanoes have long been a big attraction of this north Atlantic island, and plenty can be found on the doorstep of Reykjavik. So whether you want to spend an entire week exploring Iceland’s most impressive eruption sites or just stop off for a curious peak as you drive along the coast, then you’ve come to the right place! Avid thrill seekers can sign up to our Volcano Hotline to be kept informed of live eruptions and any potential trips to see them.

From live eruptions to dormant volcano explorations, for many years we’ve been sending our clients to experience the splendour of Iceland’s iconic volcanic landscape. Whether you want to descend deep into the magma chamber of a dormant volcano, fly over a crater in a helicopter, or simply hike over Iceland’s lava fields, we have a holiday just for you. Our collection of specialised volcano holidays includes a superjeep adventure, self drive exploration and northern lights combo. Alternatively, speak to our specialists about how you can enjoy Iceland’s volcanic curiosities on your tailor made itinerary.

A popular stop on the South Coast for our self-drive clients, the Lava Centre provides a high-tech, multi-sensory insight into the region’s volcanoes, including Hekla (one of the country’s most prolific volcanoes) and Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland’s most infamous (and unpronounceable) volcano which wreaked aviation havoc in 2010. We can arrange for you to explore some of the eruption sites on a superjeep expedition into the Thorsmork valley.

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Volcano Holidays in Iceland

Volcanic Explorer

from £646
excluding flights
5 nights Year round
On this compact yet thrilling self drive, immerse yourself in Iceland's spectacular volcanic landscape
  • Self Drive
  • Volcano


Journey to the Centre of the Earth

from £765
excluding flights
7 nights Year round
On this self drive you can immerse yourself in picture-perfect Iceland.
  • Self Drive

Northern Highlights

from £949
excluding flights
7 nights May-Sep
Take an unforgettable fly drive from the East Fjords to Lake Myvatn and Husavik for world-class whale watching.
  • Self Drive

National Parks and Natural Wonders

from £1,395
excluding flights
10 nights May-Sep
Self drive of some of Iceland's spectacular scenic highlights exploring Lake Myvatn, the East Fjords and the south shore.
  • Self Drive
  • Classic Experiences

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Volcano Excursions in Iceland

Inside the Volcano

6 hours May-Oct
A unique opportunity to explore inside a volcano

Lava Centre

The new Lava Centre offers visitors a full multimedia experience; immersing guests into Iceland’s volcanic and seismic life.

Thorsmork and Eyjafjallajokull volcano by Superjeep

8–9 hours Jun-Sep
A fascinating day trip by Superjeep, this excursion departs from Reykjavik and heads to the magnificent southern coast of Iceland.