Hike Inside Thrihnukagigur Volcanic Crater

Thrihnukagigur Volcano saw its last eruption approximately 4,000 years ago and its dormant status gives you a thrilling opportunity to explore the inside of a volcano.

Lace-up your hiking boots as it will require a moderately challenging trek along the volcano’s slopes to reach the crater. Step inside a basket dangling above the crater and descend roughly 120-metres into the mysterious magma chamber. The ride takes about six minutes and expert guides will stand alongside you every step of the way. 

At the bottom of the crater, roam the enormous space inside the chamber and study its incredible geologic features. Walk along the rocky crevices and shine your headlamp on the volcanic walls to grasp the seismic power that these structures possess. 

The stones scattered along the floor of the magma chamber reveal an impressive glimpse into geologic activity that continuously shapes this mysterious land. Return to the surface of the crater and refuel with a delicious Icelandic meat or vegetable soup. Relish the sensational views of eerie lava fields, soaring mountains and survey the ancient crater one last time from the distance.

This experience was created by
Johanna Eyjolfsdottir
Turning wild ideas into real adventures, Johanna is the leading edge of luxury private travel to Iceland.
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